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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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-two-mega-e
Opinion
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.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-09/regulatory-commission-heard-some-good
Opinion
North Pole company abandons gas trucking plan

...Fairbanks area. Both said at the time that lower-cost trucked gas was crucial to reducing their energy costs.Finding cheaper energy was particularly important to keep Flint Hills competitive. Other refineries were able to use natural gas instead...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-22/north-pole-company-abandons-gas-truckin
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-11/alaska-jumps-fight-over-gun-rights
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102810/let_727292928.shtml
Opinion
Company proposes hydroelectric project for Berners Bay

...viewing and hunting destination. The project's backers contend that hydroelectric power will provide cleaner, cheaper energy for the mine during its operations. "It's (reducing) the use of fossil fuel at a mine that is legally permitted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060406/loc_20060604027.shtml
News
Costs, fuel sales drop lead North Pole refinery to shut down unit

...compete with refiners who can bring jet fuel into Anchorage refined at other locations with A) cheaper crude, and B) cheaper energy," Cook said.Besides the job loss, the decision will affect the Alaska Railroad, a spokeswoman said.Flint Hills...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-04-16/costs-fuel-sales-drop-lead-north-pole-r
State
Ex-Assembly members mostly back gas-trucking plan

...believes it could be a solution: "If it is necessary to change the direction of the goals of the port authority to get cheaper energy for Fairbanks, it should happen." Mike Young sponsored the ordinance which laid the legal groundwork for the port...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051810/sta_640858851.shtml
News
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021511/sta_785833554.shtml
News
In-state gas line powers to House victory

...she said. Chenault's bill calls for a 24-inch pipeline running from the North Slope to Southcentral, providing cheaper energy to the Interior and stable energy to Southcentral. It has a subsidiary of the Alaska Housing Finance Corp. taking...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-03-29/state-gas-line-powers-house-victory
State

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