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My Turn: Alaskan energy efficiency an opportunity

...including customer energy efficiency." These projections assume each state is capable of eventually reducing electricity demand by 1.5 percent annually, but allow for slower ramp-ups in the case of states that currently reduce demand by...
Troll: The other energy news is tremendously upbeat

...electric system, is more than adequate to supply 80% of total U.S. electricity generation in 2050 while meeting electricity demand on an hourly basis in every region of the country". The primary reason for this rosy outlook is the sharp decrease...
New report suggests energy savings for Fairbanks

...Association. The "Fairbanks First Fuel" report explores how residents, businesses and industries can reduce electricity demand by investing in efficiency. It recommends measures for different sectors. According to the report, financing...
Governors focus on rising heating prices the long-run," Taft said. As utilities turn to clean-burning natural gas to meet growing demands for electricity, demand for the fuel has boomed. Demand hit 22 trillion cubic feet last year and could go to 30 trillion cubic feet this...
Oil spill shouldn't end offshore drilling

...nuclear energy is uniquely positioned to address the international community's major concerns - meeting rising electricity demand 24/7 in a cost-efficient way, with minimal greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear power plants have economic benefits...
America's energy future: It's not just blowin' in the wind

...wind's unreliability. The wind doesn't always blow, and it's least reliable during hot summer days when electricity demand peaks but the air is often still. In other words, unlike coal or natural gas or nuclear, wind power can't be...
Let American ingenuity solve the power crunch

...stunt that predictably raised the ire of their customers? Because utilities are faced with a serious problem. Electricity demand is projected to increase by 40 percent by 2030 according to government estimates. Meanwhile, overzealous regulators...
Avalanche knocks out hydro power

...public comment and are generally approved, said Grace Salazar at RCA. Juneau's rates rose 14 percent last fall. Electricity demand increased at a time when water flow into the Snettisham lakes was less than normal, McLeod said. AEL&P has supplemented...


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