ENERGY

Montana is at the forefront of our nation’s energy future. Energy efficiency measures benefit our key industries and support jobs building infrastructure for wind, hydroelectric, solar, geothermal, and renewable fuel projects across the state.

National Clean Diesel Funding Proposals for 2017 Underway

Clean Diesel funding proposals for 2017 are being accepted through June 20, 2017.  The Diesel Emission Reduction Program supports transportation projects that reduce emissions from diesel engines in certain air quality areas, as determined by the Environmental Protection Agency. State, local, and tribal jurisdictions are encouraged to apply.

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DEQ's Alternative Energy Loan Program

The purpose of DEQ's Alternative Energy Loan Program is to provide a financing option to homeowners, small businesses, non-profit organizations, and local governments to install these types of systems. The most commonly financed systems include: solar panels (photovoltaic and hot water); small wind generators; biomass (wood) heating appliances; and ground-source heat pump systems for space and water heating. The interest rate on loans for 2017 is expected to remain at 3.25 percent.

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