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Rural Montana Life Community Groups
The Town of [Wild Horse] Plains, in the Cabinet Mountians Valley of western Montana, was named for the thousands of wild horses grazing in the mild winter months a century ago. The residents of the Plains area are the members of community groups who vision, plan, and work together on community goals.
Montana has the second-highest residential sector per capita energy consumption of any state.
MONTANA — State Profile and Energy Estimates
The industrial sector leads state end-use energy consumption, accounting for about 30% of the state total, followed closely by the transportation sector at 27%. The residential sector makes up 23% of the state's energy use, and the commercial sector accounts for 20% (23). Summer heat can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit on the plains and winter can bring Arctic blasts with subzero temperatures (24). The state's temperature extremes and its small population contribute to Montana's residential sector having the second-highest per capita energy consumption of any state, exceeded only by North Dakota (25; para. 3).
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