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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
Bush looks to ANWR for energy

...fundamental imbalance between supply and demand" and depicts a gloomy energy picture, including high gasoline and electricity prices across much of the country, soaring natural gas prices causing havoc with farmers and the possibility of power...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051701/Loc_ANWRBush.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...fundamental imbalance between supply and demand" and depicts a gloomy energy picture, including high gasoline and electricity prices across much of the country, soaring natural gas prices causing havoc with farmers and the possibility of power...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051701/Loc_ANWRBush.shtml
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
Electric cutoff sparks debate about hydro power in village

...return to the creek. No one has raised concerns about damage to fish habitat. Angoon pays some of the highest electricity prices in the nation at a pre-subsidized rate of 62 cents per kilowatt hour for diesel-generated power - an increase...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062907/loc_power001.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...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...

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

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