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My Turn: Rural energy solutions an opportunity for US Arctic leadership

...deployment.3. Invest in R&D. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has often made the case that, with our high energy costs, Alaska can be a testing ground and early market for U.S. innovation in the energy sector. We agree, with the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-27/my-turn-rural-energy-solutions-opport
Opinion
Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze is lifted

...generating," Fisher-Goad said.Dyok said the dam would save Railbelt consumers an average of $224 million per year on energy costs over the first 50 years in production, a total savings of $11.2 billion over that time.Initial electric rates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-14/susitna-watana-studies-resume-after-spe
State
Empire Editorial: How we'd rather see $886,000 spent

...money go toward education, nonprofits, the needy, the Alaska Marine Highway System, communities with exorbitant energy costs, youth athletics programs, scholarships, deferred maintenance ... and the list goes on. Another special session...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-06/empire-editorial-how-wed-rather-see-8
Opinion
Power plant rules spark climate fight

...to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030 as unnecessary and costly White House overreach that will raise energy costs for Americans.The Obama administration itself estimated the emissions limits will cost $8.4 billion annually by...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-04/power-plant-rules-spark-climate-fight
Not For Web
Alaska not included in new federal emission-cutting rule

...Gov. Bill Walker said requiring Alaska to abide by one-size-fits-all standards could increase already steep energy costs. In a release, he said he looks forward to working with the agency to establish appropriate goals for Alaska.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-08-04/alaska-not-included-new-federal-emissio
State
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

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