Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects on the project. Gov. Sean Parnell was a strong supporter of the project, which promises to bring cheap, renewable electricity to half the state's residents. But even before the price of oil began to drop like a stone, legislators started backing...
My Turn: Alaskan energy efficiency an opportunity

...natural gas to produce 54 percent of its electricity, and hydro-electric power to produce...array of energy sources for making its electricity. However, cutting our total energy...percent between 2002 and 2012, but electricity generation had to expand by only 2...
Seniors prepare for tax exemption cuts

...exemptions on necessities including food, electricity and fuel. Committee chairwoman Mary...she could not imagine not including electricity and heat as necessities because exempt from sales taxes on food, electricity and heating costs, and seniors qualifying...
State to send generator to village without power for nearly a week

...Zidek said.The community of nearly 400 has been without electricity since a power-plant failure last Friday. Replacement parts...miles northeast of Bethel, is no stranger to going without electricity for days. Earlier this week, lifelong resident Willie Alexie...
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...advanced biofuels companies and battery-makers betting high oil prices would make it cheaper to drive on plant waste or electricity.It hasn't happened, despite some headway. Even after years of growth, electric cars accounted for just 0.4 percent...
Correction reference to basic essentials such as food, fuel and electricity. "Needs based" should only refer to income level, and...Denny DeWitt concerned tax exemption for food, fuel and electricity, not income-based.
Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

FAIRBANKS - The effort to truck North Slope natural gas to the Fairbanks area for home heating and electricity generation is closer to fruition.The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority announced Friday it signed an agreement...
The wrong kind of Halloween scare

...Juneau woman learned the hard way. She put the bulb in a lamp at her home and it caused the lamp to sizzle. A surge in electricity almost caused it to catch fire, she wrote in an email to the Empire.The Juneau Walmart on Glacier Highway pulled the item...
Brooks Camp Visitor Center extends fall hours

...are charged per person, not per group. Access and Senior pass discounts only apply to the cardholder. Drinking water and electricity for the electric fence surrounding the camp ground may not be available.Brooks Camp is Katmai's most popular destination...
Empire Editorial: Juneau needs a one-and-done sales tax fix

...all should receive equal treatment.? Exempt fuel and electricity from sales taxes. This is one area where we can make Juneau...of the senior sales tax exemption. ? Exempt food. Like electricity and heating fuel, food is another necessity. Juneau food...


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