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Some seniors predict exodus without tax exemptions

...might just have to decide to leave here."All seniors will still qualify for tax exemptions on food, fuel and electricity costs only, while low-income seniors will continue to receive exemptions on all city sales tax. The qualifications...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-09/some-seniors-predict-exodus-without-tax
Local
Avista promotes renewable energy

...could be the answer for isolated Southeast communities like Kake which are attempting to use solar power to lower electricity costs. Almost all current alternative energy methods are dependent on nature's influence.If excess energy could be...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/avista-promotes-renewable-energy
Local
Electric cars spark Juneau's interest

...1,000 cost of her home charger and installation.Participants also received a discount of about half of their electricity costs charged on a separate meter installed by AEL&P. Mesdag said the program had completely filled by the end of 2013...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/electric-cars-spark-juneaus-interest
Local
Plan would convert natural gas to electricity

...has emerged again, this time before state legislators trying to find relief for residents crushed by heating and electricity costs.Why not convert the natural gas into electricity and transmit it around the state by wires, including to rural...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-16/plan-would-convert-natural-gas-electric
State
Commentary: In Juneau, electricity comes cheap

...What is the price tag of our energy savings? If our electricity costs were equal to our overall cost of living rate (32...would pay an additional $14 million per year in electricity costs. If we had to pay the average Alaska rate of 50...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-07/commentary-juneau-electricity-comes-c
Opinion
My Turn: Work together to lower Alaska's high fuel costs

...costs range from $3.50 and up per gallon; schools including Anchorage and Fairbanks under-budgeted for fuel; electricity costs in many rural communities ranging from 20 cents to 75 cents per kilowatt hour; villages closing down their municipalities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013006/opi_20060130014.shtml
Opinion
Subsidies, merger bills approved

...month in 190 rural communities. Power in rural Alaska is produced by generators using expensive diesel fuel and electricity costs can be five times higher than in Anchorage. The Senate voted to accept the House version of the rate-subsidy measure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052099/Loc_passed.html
Local
Juneau delegation foresees more money for schools

...construction and renovation projects and on rural electricity costs. On Wednesday afternoon, Juneau Democrats Elton...for school funding, not construction projects or electricity costs. "It will get us to status quo," Juneau School...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031804/sta_schoolfunds.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...month in 190 rural communities. Power in rural Alaska is produced by generators using expensive diesel fuel and electricity costs can be five times higher than in Anchorage. The Senate voted to accept the House version of the rate-subsidy measure...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052099/Loc_passed.shtml
Governor considers state ownership of LNG plant

...Fairbanks area leaders consider natural gas a priority for the Interior because it could offset high heating and electricity costs in the Interior generated by high oil prices."I think the governor believes Fairbanks and the demand in Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-11-28/governor-considers-state-ownership-lng-
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