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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...Tongass. ... (The ruling) really makes building roads to renewable energy projects ... transmission lines to lower energy costs, roads to critical mineral mines ... very difficult now. It's frustrating, I'm sure, to the residents of Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-27/yakutat-organizations-community-members-b
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-22/my-turn-smaller-pfd-check-nudge-right
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-19/tongass-plan-makes-its-debut
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/leaders-raise-potential-budget-vote-wit
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-03/its-official-southeasts-got-spirit
Local
Lawmakers sweep $94M into rainy day fund

...in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94m-rainy-day-fund
State | AK legislature
Keynote: A big slice of the renewable energy pie

...fund 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/keynote-big-slice-renewable-energy-pie
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Applause for the Walker-Mallott Transition team

...living. 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-02/my-turn-applause-walker-mallott-trans
Opinion
My Turn: Alaskan energy efficiency an opportunity

...audits, among others. These programs are an important foundation for meeting the Authority's objective of lowering energy costs to Alaskans, which, in the case of electricity, amount to an average of 20.31 cents per kWh versus a national average...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-03/my-turn-alaskan-energy-efficiency-opp
Opinion

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