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Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...Europe's economies are net importers of oil, so lower prices are likely to give a welcome, if small, boost to growth. Cheaper energy reduces costs for industry and puts more money in consumers' pockets. That will be particularly useful in the 18-nation...
My Turn: Alaska can't afford two mega-energy projects

...of legislation to develop the pipeline, Sen. Hoffman recently proposed a new special energy fund that would bring cheaper energy to rural Alaska and other parts of the state that wouldn't have direct access to gas from the pipeline. Public...
Alaska First! It's time

...granted to TransCanada and Exxon precludes us from developing a world class gas line providing generational jobs and cheap energy for Alaskans and infusing billions of dollars of new revenue into state coffers each year, we are in a leadership crisis...
Regulatory commission heard some good, bad and ugly arguments

...the commission shouldn't take too long to decide. The commission has suggested a decision could come in December, but that seems like an unnecessarily lengthy review. Fairbanks needs cheaper energy soon, no matter who provides it.
Gov. Sheffield stumps for in-state bullet gas line

...and cooking energy prices in Fairbanks by more than half, Sheffield said.And why should Southeast Alaska care about cheap energy in South central Alaska and the interior? Sheffield said that as the infrastructure and industry in Alaska adapts to...
Alaska jumps into fight over gun rights

...promises that the issue won't distract the state Legislature from their priorities this session - oil production, cheaper energy for Alaskans and the economy."I think one of the things that's been important to both members of our caucus as...
Southeast lawmakers prepare for session

...forward to see what can happen," Wilson said. "We need cheap energy for all of Alaska and I think for us to get that we're...have to have good infrastructure and we have to have cheap energy."Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, said...
No economic growth unless we remove roadblocks to the free exercise of free enterprise

...accomplish that, among them:? Reduce the cost of a key input nearly all businesses have - energy - by making responsible cheap energy a primary policy goal: Permit drilling on federal lands and offshore, build the Keystone pipeline, open the Arctic National...
Federal pipeline coordinator slams in-state gasline

...Wielechowski, D-Anchorage, questioned whether Fairbanks could stand to wait until a big line was developed to get cheaper energy. "I don't know that Fairbanks can go for another decade without some sort of relief," he said. The big pipeline...
Parnell is the pick

...leader for our state. Parnell has quietly moved Alaska in a positive direction on all fronts. Alaskans want and need cheaper energy. Ethan Berkowitz is promising a quick fix scheme for a gas pipeline, while Parnell is implementing a directive that...


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