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Commentary: In Juneau, electricity comes cheap

...connected to town using underwater cables. We say we can't even build affordable houses in our community, yet energy development happens in impossible terrain. Based on everything we know about our costs here, energy is the No. 1 item for...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-07/commentary-juneau-electricity-comes-c
Opinion
Republican candidates rally party support

...need to be to cut back the (Environmental Protection Agency)," Treadwell said.But rather than focusing on energy development, Treadwell is seeking budgetary reform on the federal level. "I will not vote to expand our country's debt...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-04/republican-candidates-rally-party-suppo
State
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...myself from the president" on higher-profile issues, Begich said, citing differences over federal curbs on energy development and his opposition to expanding gun buyers' background checks.Other senators facing voters this year who must...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/local-politics-affects-senators-minimum
State | AK legislature
Legislation introduced would prevent drilling in ANWR

...development in the non-wilderness portion of ANWR. "I cannot understand how, given Alaska's decades of responsible energy development, this is still viewed as a good idea or a necessary action," Murkowski said. "At a time when our nation clearly...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-15/legislation-introduced-would-prevent-dr
State
Countries highlight differences in resource management

...work is not quite developed.Alaska also has enormous potential for wind, geothermal, hydrokinetic and biomass energy development, Grimm said. By convincing industry to move into Southeast Alaska, the region would be getting access to things...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-20/countries-highlight-differences-resourc
State | Local
My Turn: Trading salmon for kilowatts is bad energy policy for alaskans

...hydro: it meets none of these standards and leaves Alaska as a laggard, not a leader, when it comes to renewable energy development. AEA's unprecedented investment in "fifty-eight multi-year environmental studies" with "more than 385 private...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-11/my-turn-trading-salmon-kilowatts-bad-
Opinion
Sen.: Arctic position can't be 'window dressing'

...Leighow said in an email."It is an opportunity to help focus federal efforts in advancing common interests in energy development and national security, as well as to position Alaska and the nation to take advantage of emerging opportunities...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-02-19/sen-arctic-position-cant-be-window-dres
Local | AK legislature
Alaska's need to be front and center in national energy production

...some in Congress, including members of my own party, wanted to eliminate long-standing incentives for domestic energy development, I said no. As a result, those provisions remain on the books, encouraging increased oil and gas development...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-11/alaskas-need-be-front-and-center-nati
Opinion
Senator pushing for flexibility in how roadless rule applies to Southeast

...Al-Can forum during which experts from both the United States and neighboring British Columbia encouraged renewable energy development in the region, particularly due to an abundant supply.They added, however, that doing so under the current...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-25/timberrrrrrrr
State | Local
Alaska needs access, but doesn't need the Roadless rule

...wonder the state is seeking a couple million acres from the 17-million acre Tongass to support logging, mining, energy development and transportation corridors throughout the region?Now environmental groups are again demanding more set asides...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-03/alaska-needs-access-doesnt-need-roadl
Opinion

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