Trade Insights: Economic Update at NorthWestern; clean energy show at NCAT | Local

The University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research will present a mid-year economic update “Supply Chain Stress: How Much Longer?” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, at the NorthWestern Energy office, 11 E. Park St. in Butte. Registration is $35 and includes an afternoon snack. For more details visit https://www.economicout…

The National Center for Appropriate Technology, 3040 Continental Drive, will host the Montana Clean Energy Fair at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. The free public fair is the must-attend event of the year for renewable energy education, featuring a series of 45-minute workshops on topics including renewable energy policy, solar electricity and solar heating, batteries and energy storage, finance and incentives, utility scale solar and wind, off-grid living, and much more. The workshops are for those new to these topics, those with experience, and everyone in between.

The show also offers an electric car and bicycle show with state-of-the-art vehicles. Montana’s renewable energy companies will be on hand to present their offerings and answer questions. For kids, activities include the ever-popular miniature solar car races, building a solar oven, bouncy castle, face painting and more. Raffle prizes and a visit to the local solar house will complete the event.

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