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...In the end, the Bush-Davis conversation merely solidified the conventional wisdom. To get relief from high electricity prices, California will have to look somewhere other than the White House. Share this page: Print Email Digg Twitter...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053101/Ope_NothingChanges.shtml
Bill would help Alaskans with energy costs

...the edge off, at least in the state's most populous areas. The state has a program to help rural Alaskans with electricity prices, but it doesn't address heating oil."Every Alaskan faces the high cost of energy. Every member of this body...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-19/bill-would-help-alaskans-energy-costs
State
Con: Economic boost from new spending not instant

...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 for businesses to grow, and more difficult for many ordinary citizens to...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-03-30/con-economic-boost-new-spending-not-i
Opinion
Draft plan suggests merging utilities

...utility officials say they have yet to agree on how to consolidate without saddling customers with higher short-term electricity prices. "You could achieve a little more (savings) by consolidating, but only a little bit more," said Brian Newton...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121009/sta_534186900.shtml
Bush changes nothing

...In the end, the Bush-Davis conversation merely solidified the conventional wisdom. To get relief from high electricity prices, California will have to look somewhere other than the White House.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053101/Ope_NothingChanges.html
Opinion
EPA's costly rules will cost jobs and setback nation's economic recovery

...tens of billions of dollars _ and it will be passed directly to businesses and households in the form of higher electricity prices. Thousands of U.S. jobs could be in jeopardy. If the EPA proceeds with carbon regulation and power plants are...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121710/opi_758027172.shtml
Opinion
Alaska editorial: Progress, maybe: Healy power plant permit moves forward

...compared to oil, but neither are immediate health hazards. The economic harm to Interior residents from high electricity prices probably translates to far more direct health problems, as people put off care because of a lack of money to pay...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-10/alaska-editorial-progress-maybe-healy
Opinion
Rural power providers back more help for struggling ratepayers

...throughout Southeast Alaska from community to community along the close-knit, but geologically isolated Archipelago. Electricity prices jump from nine cents per kWh to 60 cents per kWh in some areas.Mitchell said that for her customers, despite...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-15/rural-power-providers-back-more-help-st
State
Cost of living falls in Anchorage

...rates had not increased during the same time period, Robinson said. Natural gas prices soared 21.3 percent and electricity prices 15.7 percent in the first half of the year. Robinson also noted that rural Alaska is not yet benefiting from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081809/reg_482966764.shtml
A pressured Bush retreats

...catastrophic climatic changes. It's no doubt true that capping emissions from power plants would mean some in crease in electricity prices. Technological fixes aren't free. But they certainly can be cost-effective in improving the quality of life...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031501/Ope_Editorial.html
Opinion

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