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New EPA Standards for Residential Wood Stoves

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strengthened its New Source Performance Standards for residential wood heaters to make new appliances burn cleaner. The updates are based on improved technologies and establish new federal air standards for several types of previously unregulated new wood heaters, including outdoor freestanding units. The rule does not affect existing woodstoves.  

Articles

A report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) reveals non-hardware costs account for up to 64 percent of the total cost of residential rooftop solar photovoltaic systems.

Presentations

The National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) and the Department of Environmental Quality recently sponsored noted solar expert Bill Brooks for a series of free workshops to train and educate local building code staff on details pertaining to photovoltaic installations. A PowerPoint presentation was offered:

The National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) PowerPoint presentation on available resources for local building code staff.

Reports

A report on the various permitting processes and prices across Montana to install solar electric systems.

Study

Workshops

The National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL) and the Department of Environmental Quality will sponsor noted solar expert Bill Brooks for a series of free workshops to train and educate local building code staff on details pertaining to photovoltaic installations, in Missoula, October 8, 2013, and in Helena, October 9. For more information, contact Kathi Montgomery at 841-5243, or by email at: kmontgomery@mt.gov

A PowerPoint presentation featuring tax and incentive information for renewable energy and energy conservation measures installed in Montana.

Renewable Energy Programs

Resources