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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
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
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
Con: Should Congress give solar, wind power major roles to combat climate change?

...generated chiefly by natural gas, coal and nuclear power. Wind currently provides less than 1 percent of America's electricity needs and construction of the giant towers has been vigorously resisted by communities from New England to Florida and...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060509/opi_447472072.shtml
Stop development in Tenakee Inlet by opposing Sealaska legislation

...Pegmatite Mountain. The City is also in the process of exploring hydo power much closer to town that could satisfy our electricity needs. As a resident of Tenakee Springs, I fear development of the site could lead to road construction and increased...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2011-04-02/stop-development-tenakee-inlet-opposi
Letters
Remote Aleutian villages seek greenhouses to get fresh greens

...about $130,000, Wright said. When the wind blows at 30 mph or above in Nikolski, it exceeds the community's electricity needs, Wright said, so the excess power is used to heat water that in turn heats the local school and clinic. Other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-07-23/remote-aleutian-villages-seek-greenhous
State

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