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Energy Dep't seeks methane hydrate proposals

...S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research into methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step in for shortages of other fossil fuels.The department is looking for research projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/energy-dept-seeks-methane-hydrate-propo
State
Climate change coming... to glacier center

...do about climate change."Neary wants to ditch the oil and unplug from the power grid by looking to alternative energy sources."Collect solar and wind energy and make this place zero net energy, so we produce more than we use," he said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/climate-change-coming-glacier-center
Local
Dam project draws attention to renewable goal

...other things, set a goal of having 50 percent of Alaska's electric generation come from renewable and alternative energy sources by 2025.The likeliest way to reach the goal is widely believed to include a major project in south-central Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-18/dam-project-draws-attention-renewable-g
State | AK legislature
Agency wants more time for dam filing

...Parnell's budget request as a "positive signal that the administration is placing a priority on better Railbelt energy sources."The coalition is worried about the impact the dam could have on fisheries, among other things, and says a natural...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-08/agency-wants-more-time-dam-filing
State
Climate change blame game

...with rich countries being urged to step up their financial support to help developing countries transfer to clean energy sources and adapt to climate change.A key dispute in Warsaw revolves around a proposed "loss and damage" mechanism that...

http://juneauempire.com/karl-ritter/2013-11-21/climate-change-blame-game
My Turn: Trading salmon for kilowatts is bad energy policy for alaskans

...to be smarter about investing in our promising energy potential; we can develop a skilled workforce and reliable energy sources, while also protecting the resources we have in the bank -- our wild salmon and rivers that support them.Doug...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-11/my-turn-trading-salmon-kilowatts-bad-
Opinion
Nominee for energy regulatory post withdraws

...if his nomination had continued."Mr. Binz's record shows he strongly favors renewable (energy) over other energy sources, and he favors rising rates as part of the new economy," Manchin said.Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/nominee-energy-regulatory-post-withdraw
State
CBJ launches sustainability website

...greenhouse gas emissions, and which construction products and methods are the most efficient.The site also lists some energy sources that are specific to Juneau, and even includes a downloadable spreadsheet that residents can use to see how much...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-30/cbj-launches-sustainability-website
Local
Obama's climate plan long overdue and good for the economy

...cheaply than you think, as long as regulation is flexible to allow innovative solutions. We really can invest in new energy sources, divest from old sources, and actually make the economy stronger. " The President's Climate Action Plan is a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-07-14/obamas-climate-plan-long-overdue-and-
Opinion
Energy Sec: Obama committed to role for coal

...officials have joked about the president's commitment to an "all of the above strategy," suggesting he means all energy sources aboveground. Moniz acknowledged the skepticism in coal country but insisted the commitment is genuine.He wouldn't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-30/energy-sec-obama-committed-role-coal
State

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