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Climate change crusaders cruise through Juneau

...climb the highest peaks on all seven continents. What makes their endeavor unique is the choice to use only renewable energy sources and their own muscle to get from one place to the next, which has slowed their pace somewhat."We learned pretty...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-14/climate-change-crusaders-cruise-through
Local
Senator upbeat at Sitka luncheon

...ranking member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, she wants to help push hydroelectric power as an energy source that could replace carbon, especially in Southeast.Before stepping down to take questions, Murkowski said she knew...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/senator-upbeat-sitka-luncheon
Local
Alaska Editorial: Cheap, plentiful coal will power the Interior for decades to come

...commit to coal for heat and power needs over the next several decades, for the straightforward reason that no other energy source comes anywhere near coal's affordability. When errant squirrels in power generation equipment force the university...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-06/alaska-editorial-cheap-plentiful-coal
Opinion
Native corps join to oppose SB21 repeal

...first "3-D" seismic program in the Yukon flats, Schutt said."This program, which is intended to help find new energy sources in rural Alaska, was possible only because of the special incentives in SB 21. If the law is repealed, Doyon won't...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-29/native-corps-join-oppose-sb21-repeal
State
Commentary: In Juneau, electricity comes cheap

...gold came the even more impressive effort to create energy sources to power our city's mines. While the original gold...We are landlocked, construction costs are high, energy sources in remote areas have to be developed and connected...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-07/commentary-juneau-electricity-comes-c
Opinion
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
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
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
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