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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
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
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-22/local-lawmakers-react-state-state
State
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-15/my-turn-brewing-success-stories
Opinion
Evolution of Alaska's oil taxes

...were rising at the time, along with fuel prices at the pump, and legislators were getting heat from constituents over energy costs.Lawmakers responded by increasing the index of the progressivity formula so that the tax rate went up faster - from...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/evolution-alaskas-oil-taxes
State
Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

...levels and fewer job alternatives than other parts of Alaska, the report states. For communities with high food and energy costs, ocean acidification could be another hit, the research says.According to the NOAA, Alaska's high-latitude...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-29/report-more-acidic-seawater-poses-risks
State
Study says shellfish could be doomed

...levels and fewer job alternatives than other parts of Alaska, the report states. For communities with high food and energy costs, ocean acidification could be another hit, the research says.According to the NOAA, Alaska's high-latitude...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-30/study-says-shellfish-could-be-doomed
State

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