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Alaska needs proposed dam on the Susitna

...In a world of never ending increases in carbon-based energy prices, Watana would represent a permanent fund of energy cost savings for Alaskans for decades to come. Continuing what will likely be a 10-year process before completion, we...
Alaska Chamber details legislative priorities

...for employers; Medicaid expansion in Alaska as long as the state continues to receive a 90 percent federal match; energy cost reduction; and increasing "responsible natural resource development by improving the efficiencies of the permitting...
Ketchikan starts new chapter with $12M library

...its material at a regular pace, according to Gens.Assistant City Manager Dave Martin said the city estimates the energy cost of powering the new site will be comparable to the entire Centennial Building, which the library shared with the Tongass...
Outside editorial: Skewed priorities

...approved a bill to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on energy cost vouchers across the state, including in many areas where...alternative - spending $330 million to $465 million on energy cost vouchers - is far less forward-thinking. The money...
Thanks for making the Farmers Market possible consumption - understanding where our food comes from, and using local resources to offset the high economic and energy cost of food that comes from outside our region. Thanks to the businesses, individuals and nonprofits that brought their...
Same old tune, but with a new excuse

...the retirement system's shortfall, on top of the millions to supplement their budgets due to recent increases in energy cost. Even though the municipalities have the authority to raise their own revenues, but haven't elected to do so. 2...
Senate denies bid to ax rural energy grants

...opponent Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who backed Obama's effort to eliminate the Agriculture Department's High Energy Cost Grant Program. The program provides money for electricity generation projects in places such as Indian reservations...
Alaska editorial: Gas distribution is feasible and will work

...makes sense under all reasonably foreseeable scenarios.The system could deliver gas at roughly half the per-unit-energy cost of fuel oil within a decade, according to the study. The system also could offer deliverable propane, at a slightly...
Alaska editorial: Another gov't handout

...qualify for such a broad payout. For some families, the high prices may indeed have caused a crisis, but a federal energy cost assistance program already exists for those who can demonstrate a need. While the price of fuels has risen sharply...
Concerns expressed about energy, PCE bills

...communities. Legislators are considering a variety of proposals for expanding help through PCE, as well as other one-time energy cost benefits to Alaskans.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, told reporters Monday he understood the need, but...


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