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Susitna-Watana studies resume after spending freeze is lifted

...cents per kilowatt-hour over several decades, according to Alaska Center for Energy and Power projections.On the energy savings alone, Dyok said the cost-benefit ratio for the project is 2.39-to-1. When the avoided cost of building new...
My Turn: Alaskan energy efficiency an opportunity

...pdf). These include taking advantage of the Weatherization Assistance, Home Energy Rebate (average of 33 percent energy savings per retrofit) and New Home Rebate programs offered by the Alaskan Housing Finance Corporation. Those who may not...
Commentary: In Juneau, electricity comes cheap

...somehow AEL&P managed to make these investments while keeping the costs low for us.What is the price tag of our energy savings? If our electricity costs were equal to our overall cost of living rate (32 percent higher), Juneau homes, businesses...
Weatherization cuts Glory Hole's utility costs in half

...from that and our walk-through observation and put the info into a software program that told us where the best energy savings could be found," Gilcrist said.Gilcrist and Marquam, who retired last spring, worked for the Glory Hole pro...
Alaskans should invest in energy like Warren Buffett

...thousands of local jobs both directly and indirectly. If our state's commercial buildings followed suit, their energy savings would be astronomical. Experts have determined that Alaskan businesses could be saving up to $400 million a year...
Energy upgrade loan program gets no takers

...contractor would guarantee a certain percentage of energy savings. AHFC would then provide a loan to cover the cost...toward heat and electricity. When the loan is repaid, energy savings could be put elsewhere.If the promised savings don't...
Volt for a day: a peek into the future of electric vehicles

...gas vehicles, getting 35 MPG, it would cost $4.35 to drive the same distance. The $3.08 difference in daily energy savings is substantial and represents a 70 percent reduction in energy costs. Over time this can make that sticker price...
Sustainable architecture grows in Juneau

...A smaller heating plant is less expensive to purchase and maintain while a better insulated building consumes less energy, saving money all around. The use of materials with recycled content or non toxic products may be harder to recognize as...
New report suggests energy savings for Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - It can be cheaper for Fairbanks to invest in energy savings than in new energy sources, according to a new report commissioned by the nonprofit Alaska Conservation Alliance. The report...
Outside editorial: Weaning ourselves from a China import

...numbers 57 through 71 on the periodic table. They are especially important components of green technology products energy-saving light bulbs, wind turbines, Toyota's gas-saving Prius hybrid, to name a few. They also figure in the manufacture...


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