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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...
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...
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...
Building on numbers: Identifying problems

...statistical survey sampling a small percentage of the population each year, "is not really giving accurate data for energy costs for rural communities," at least where Alaska is concerned.Bethel was ranked as 19 percent cost-burdened with...
Bill would help Alaskans with energy costs

...receive vouchers to help address high energy costs under a bill introduced Friday...660 million is spent each year on energy costs, a figure that comes out to about...looking for ways to address high energy costs, and Alaska is currently pursuing...
Energy upgrade loan program gets no takers

...cover energy upgrades to schools and other public buildings has gotten no takers even as school districts struggle with energy costs.The state spends $100 million each year on school district utility costs. In 2010, the Legislature created a loan...
Alaska weatherization cuts energy costs by third

FAIRBANKS - An Alaska home weatherization program has cut energy costs by about a third for participants. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the savings add up to $25 million per year. The...
Regional News
Alaska editorial: Solutions needed for high energy costs

...stacks shrink in the cold, it's good to see local legislators headed to Juneau are putting a priority on reducing energy costs.The cost of heating in this area is oppressive, and it's never more noticeable than during cold spells such as...
My turn: All Alaskans need immediate equalization of energy costs

...soon give up and leave Alaska. Energy costs are destroying Alaskans' lives...Alaskans are paying the highest energy costs in the U.S. while supplying...Portland or San Francisco. Interior energy costs are higher because it's colder...


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