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Yakutat organizations, community members band together to save town

...Anchorage, Juneau," Demmert said. "You thought it was going to stop, but... we had to do something about the energy costs."The Yak-Tat Kwaan was able to get a grant for a YanMar unit, an energy-efficient propane-powered electricity...
My Turn: Smaller PFD check is a nudge in the right direction

...rebate to help residents cope with those skyrocketing energy costs.As Alaskans were struggling with unexpectedly high...fell too. The situation is entirely reversed now. Our energy costs are the lowest they've been since early 2009 but it's...
Tongass plan makes its debut

...road systems, construction of docks and log transfer facilities, improvements to marine transportation and lowering energy costs within five areas - Hoonah, Kake, Wrangell, Klawock and Ketchikan. Strategic investments to enable businesses to...
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...accounts, including ones that fund state-sponsored merit scholarships for students and help rural Alaskans with high energy costs. Even then, lawmakers likely would have to come back later this year to address the deficit."The question is...
Lawmakers sweep $94M into rainy day fund Fairbanks. The Interior city struggles with high energy costs.Once the money goes into the AHCC pot, it can go...We're supportive of Fairbanks using that to reduce their energy costs."Normally, money leftover from a House district's...
State | AK legislature
It's official: Southeast's got 'spirit'

...and the arts, among others.The weaknesses may not surprise anyone. The top responses were high transportation and energy costs.In third place was federal regulations and overreach, which Schijvens clarified as being less a criticism of government...
Keynote: A big slice of the renewable energy pie that is meant to fund projects for areas with high energy costs, especially those that won't be directly affected...identifying and prioritizing communities with the highest energy costs.Six projects in Southeast were identified; five biomass...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Applause for the Walker-Mallott Transition team Without an energy plan and advanced infrastructure, rural communities continue to face extraordinarily high energy costs. But rural Alaska also has a strong tradition of people working together, a cultural value that Alaska's Native people...
Local lawmakers react to State of the State

...and Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, said they were satisfied with the issues the governor did address - fisheries, energy cost, education - especially his adamant claim that he will be the governor to build Alaska's natural gas pipeline...
My Turn: Brewing up success stories

...first-of-its-kind "Beer Powered Beer" technology being used at the Alaska Brewing Company in Juneau to keep energy costs down by using spent grain remains to power their operations. On Capitol Hill, we like to point out that states are...


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