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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...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
US reps say ocean policy may block new energy development

...policy will block offshore energy development and cost jobs to Americans...nation's oceans, from fishing to energy development to recreation. "We can protect...backdoor moratorium on offshore energy development," Hastings said in a release...
Young introduces Alaska Clean Energy Development Act

WASHINGTON - Congressman Don Young, R-Alaska, introduced the Alaska Clean Energy Development Act, referred to as H.R. 5352, on Thursday. This legislation would classify Alaska hydropower as renewable for the purposes...
Regional News
Obama creates federal interagency group to coordinate energy development in Alaska

...President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed an executive order creating an interagency working group to coordinate energy development in Alaska, a move hailed by lawmakers who want to see drilling in Arctic outer continental shelf waters. Interior...
Legislators report from D.C.

...Washington, D.C. to attend Energy Council meetings say they're finding both good and bad news for the future of energy development in Alaska. Among the good news is the financial shape in which Alaska finds itself, said Senate Pres. Gary Stevens...
Workshop on offshore renewable energy rules offered to public to Alaska the federal Minerals Management Service will hold a public workshop on regulating offshore renewable energy development next week in Anchorage. "Alaska has more shoreline than the entire Lower-48," said Representative Charisse...
My turn: Alaskans stand to benefit from energy stimulus funds

...home and on the road." Yet, when given the opportunity to augment our energy efficiency, weatherization and energy development programs in Alaska she is threatening to turn away as much as $55.5 million for energy relief from the Federal...
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...


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