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In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...own solar panels because of the initial cost: They can't afford the installation while they're coping with pricey energy bills due to old electricity-sucking appliances and light bulbs, Davis said.At least one Kake resident has climbed on...
Number of ships transiting Arctic waters falls in 2014

...continue."Plouffe said he hopes that the focus on the Arctic can be expanded to concern for people affected by high energy bills in rural Alaska, for instance, and the safety of regional travel.
My Turn: Separation of Oil and State choose between paying for food, medical bills or energy bills. When a 75-year-old businessman who has invested...breaks down telling me about the $30,000 monthly energy bills he cannot pay, I get angry. Consider the time wasted...
House set to OK bills to speed oil, gas drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House is considering three energy bills aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas.One of the bills that are expected to win approval later Wednesday would...
JSOC hosts seawater heat pump expert

...40-degree water it draws from the briny depths. The whole process leaves the center's sealife seemingly unfazed and its energy bill as much as $18,000 per month lower.Does this mean Juneau home-owners can wave goodbye to rising heating bills...
Alaska Senate hearing looks at rising fuel costs

...worse this year," said Polar Fuel owner Mervin Gilbertson.His words, as well as personal stories of thousand dollar energy bills, underscored the urgency and frustration surrounding the Interior's high energy prices and the need for something...
Alaska energy overview

Renewable energy is growing in Alaska, but Power Cost Equalization is still a utility's preferred way to shrink energy bills.Alaska's power producers met with Legislators, staff and the public Wednesday for a lunch learning session sponsored...
Government raises estimates of slope's petroleum reserves

...oil," Markey said in a statement. Murkowski last month attempted unsuccessfully to add a provision to the Senate energy bill so as to open the refuge to oil development. ANWR drilling is in a House bill that passed last year. Differences will...
Alaskans can't beat the Jones Act

...Congress would take as long (if ever) as persuading senators from New York and Washington state to sponsor a pro-ANWR energy bill. I know, "negative attitude," but when the Jones Act is recognized, "Fool me once ..." Joe Holbert Juneau
Pipeline firms ask for halt in permitting

...were would be up to 70 people in our office working on this, but it never got up to full speed," Britt said. The energy bill approved recently by the U.S. Senate could reduce some of the financial risks, such as preventing permitting delays...


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