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Big pricetag for Kake's energy intertie

...hatchery, may be one of the sites considered for the plant, which would provide approximately one-third of Kake's electricity needs. Kake currently runs almost completely off diesel-generated electricity and residents pay nearly five times more...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/big-pricetag-kakes-energy-intertie
Local
Avista promotes renewable energy

...now mostly in ruins, but Avista hopes to construct a small plant on the site by 2018 to supply Juneau's growing electricity needs for at least another four years. McLeod said in the meantime, if the company uses a small amount of diesel power...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/avista-promotes-renewable-energy
Local
Correction

...edition. The term "needs based" was incorrectly used in reference to basic essentials such as food, fuel and electricity. "Needs based" should only refer to income level, and this was not what a majority of seniors supported. The discussion...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-26
Local
Letter: Find a real energy solution

...Alaska's communities need most: heat. We should spend our limited funds on a gas pipeline to meet both heating and electricity needs, and at the same time investigate and invest in other truly renewable sources that meet the energy needs of all...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-02-28/letter-find-real-energy-solution
Letters
DamNation Documentary screening in Juneau

...their reservoirs are actual major greenhouse gas emitters worldwide. The Susitna River Coalition supports reduced electricity needs through efficiency and conservation measures and the development of less harmful sources of electricity without catastrophic...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-05-23/damnation-documentary-screening-june
Outdoors
My Turn: Susitna-Watana Hydro is unprecedentedlicensing and environmental study effort

...proposed hydroelectric project on the Susitna River in the remote Interior of the state. It would provide half of the electricity needs of the Railbelt, supporting Alaskans from north of Fairbanks to Homer. Alaska has some of the most ambitious renewable...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-03/my-turn-susitna-watana-hydro-unpreced
Opinion
SE Alaska's new energy road map

...approach would not necessarily work," Rodvik said. Rodvik said it was important to consider heating needs as well as electricity needs"Both have an impact on home energy budgets and the Southeast economy as a whole," Rodvik said.Alaska Electric...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-01/se-alaskas-new-energy-road-map
State | Local
Bill would give powers to energy authority

...the measure would allow the agency to create subsidiary corporations to buy, build, own, keep and operate power projects. Parnell has proposed $65.7 million to move ahead with Susitna as a way to help meet Railbelt electricity needs.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021011/reg_783458583.shtml
Regional News
My Turn: Renewable energy for Southeast

...Juneau, Hoonah and other Southeast communities have the opportunity to rely on renewable hydro-power for our electricity needs now and into the future. A project presently under consideration for permitting would give Southeast and Juneau...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013103/opi_myturn.shtml
Opinion
Con: Economic boost from new spending not instant

...2020. The pain doesn't stop there. Because as many as 68 fewer plants will be available to supply the nation's electricity needs, and wind and solar can't make up the difference, electricity prices are rising - which makes it more expensive...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-30/con-economic-boost-new-spending-not-i
Opinion

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