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Juneau pools won't change hands just yet

...such as staff cuts, have already been implemented and others, such as the purchase of pool covers to deter heat loss and electricity and oil costs, would require about $500,000.He said that although an empowered board would have the power that comes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-25/juneau-pools-wont-change-hands-just-yet
Local
Big pricetag for Kake's energy intertie

Plans for an electricity intertie between Petersburg and Kake...Kake - which has some of the highest electricity prices in Southeast Alaska - to the...Kake residents and businesses with electricity from a local diesel-fired power...

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

...attempting to use solar power to lower electricity costs. Almost all current alternative...by 2018 to supply Juneau's growing electricity needs for at least another four years...completed in 2009 and increased Juneau's electricity supply by 20 percent, cost about...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/avista-promotes-renewable-energy
Local
Electric cars spark Juneau's interest

...Participants also received a discount of about half of their electricity costs charged on a separate meter installed by AEL&P...participate.Buck said the power company collects data on how much electricity she uses, about 99 kilowatt-hours per month, in exchange...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-15/electric-cars-spark-juneaus-interest
Local
Some seniors predict exodus without tax exemptions

...taxes, I might just have to decide to leave here."All seniors will still qualify for tax exemptions on food, fuel and electricity costs only, while low-income seniors will continue to receive exemptions on all city sales tax. The qualifications for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-09/some-seniors-predict-exodus-without-tax
Local
Utility cuts power to Fairbanks motel

...the motel received 10 extra days, Golden Valley Electric Association said.The motel's boiler stopped working when the electricity was disconnected. As night fell, Kester called the Red Cross for help."I didn't want to be responsible for people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-08/utility-cuts-power-fairbanks-motel
State
Legislators file first round of bills

...SB 7 - Sen. Micciche - Directs the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to analyze the feasibility of merging the Railbelt's electricity providers.? SB 8 - Sen. Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage - Defines industrial hemp as an agricultural crop, defines its...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-11/legislators-file-first-round-bills
Local | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: The Case for Susitna Dam

...provide Alaskans with cheap, clean electricity.This environmentally friendly alternative...Susitna-Watana will provide enough electricity to power half the Railbelt - all the...is the fastest-growing way to make electricity, residents are concerned about the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-02/empire-editorial-case-susitna-dam
Opinion
In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...This would reduce the building's electricity usage by 60 percent, and the savings...with pricey energy bills due to old electricity-sucking appliances and light bulbs...household to switch to normal fuel based electricity when sunshine is not generating power...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-28/kake-sun-provides-light-end-tunnel
Local
The Forgotten Battle for Alaska, part III: U.S. makes attempt to reclaim Attu

...the northernmost of Japan's four major islands. They were given a five-room shack with no running water, heat, or electricity. They were forced to work in the clay mines and were rationed 8 cups of rice per day for everyone. Death threats, whippings...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-01-04/forgotten-battle-alaska-part-iii-us
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