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Sacred oil checks eyed amid budget deficit

...community of Bethel, said for the most part in his region, the dividend goes toward ordinary living expenses."Oil, electricity, tools like a snow machine, things for transportation. These are key to living in western Alaska," he said.Is Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-13/sacred-oil-checks-eyed-amid-budget-defi
State
California governor signs aggressive climate change bill

...Gov. Jerry Brown signed an ambitious climate change bill on Wednesday, aiming to increase the state's use of renewable electricity to 50 percent and make existing buildings twice as energy-efficient by 2030."The goal is clear, and California is in...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-08/california-governor-signs-ag
Nation and World
My Turn: file unfair trade complaint against BC mines

...legislators consider filing an unfair trade complaint against the Province of British Columbia under NAFTA for the large electricity price subsidies being provided to the B.C. mining industry by the province's power utility, B.C. Hydro.Large mines...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-09-06/my-turn-file-unfair-trade-complaint-a
Opinion
Plan would convert natural gas to electricity

...for residents crushed by heating and electricity costs.Why not convert the natural gas into electricity and transmit it around the state by...that decades ago, Arco studied whether electricity produced from a natural-gas-fueled...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-16/plan-would-convert-natural-gas-electric
State
Electricity back to pre-avalanche rates

JUNEAU - All Juneau electric users are now back on cheaper electricity. An avalanche took out the Snettisham transmission line that supplies the city's hydro-fueled electricity on Jan. 12. Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. ran the city...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031709/reg_410756307.shtml
My Turn: A model for Alaska's road to economic growth: Boutique steps

...refineries to be useful.? Coal provides 34 percent of electricity and is declining quickly? Natural gas provides 30 percent of electricity? Nuclear power provides 20 percent of electricity? Hydropower provides 7 percent of electricity...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-31/my-turn-model-alaskas-road-economic-g
Opinion
AKRR approved to carry LNG

...the United States and was sought as part of the Interior Energy Project, an effort to lower the cost of home heating and electricity in Fairbanks and other portions of Interior Alaska.The approval was announced earlier this month by the FRA and is of limited...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-22/akrr-approved-carry-lng
State
Calif.'s climate fight in 11th hour

...ambitious proposal to cut petroleum use by half, boost renewable electricity use to 50 percent and double energy efficiency in existing...thousands of electric vehicles and adding solar and wind to the electricity grid. They say the push to use advanced technology will...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-09-07/califs-climate-fight-11th-hour
Not For Web
AEL&P's avalanche man dies at age 61

...project. With months required to repair them, Juneau was forced to rely on costly backup diesel generators. Residential electricity rates climbed by 447 percent.Juneau resident Bob King recalled how after the disaster, AEL&P had to explain what had...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-10-27/aelps-avalanche-man-dies-age-61
Local
Ukraine faces years of dependence on Western aid

...drives young people away from the rural areas that are meant to drive the agricultural renaissance. Outages are common as the electricity grid crumbles from a lack of investment and bribery is still rampant.It is clear Ukraine will depend on U.S. and European...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-29/ukraine-faces-years-dependen
Nation and World

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