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Bush Caucus hears need for water, sewer work in rural Alaska

...expensive systems to address the gap between needed work and available funds, Beveridge said. They also are developing cheaper energy to lower costs, he said.For water treatment in Akhiok, the consortium built a modular plant in two shipping containers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/bush-caucus-hears-need-water-sewer-work
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-01/oil-plunge-threat-and-boon-global-econo
State
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
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
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
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

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