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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-02/building-numbers-identifying-problems
Local
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
My Turn: Where's the Governor?

...conference and gubernatorial forum. This statewide audience of mayors and local officials addressed their concerns regarding energy costs, stable revenue sharing, unfunded mandates and arctic policies. These folks are the boots on the ground in our cities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-24/my-turn-wheres-governor
Opinion
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
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
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-19/bill-would-help-alaskans-energy-costs
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-12/energy-upgrade-loan-program-gets-no-tak
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020811/reg_782314088.shtml
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-24/alaska-editorial-solutions-needed-hig
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050408/opi_275269863.shtml

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