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California ramps up efforts to cut emissions

...leader. At his inauguration earlier this year, he challenged the nation's most populous state to increase renewable energy use to 50 percent in the next 15 years.The Democratic governor has had to balance his environmental agenda with political...
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Oil council: Shale won't last, Arctic drilling needed now

...gasoline, diesel and other fuels everywhere, is expected to rise steadily in the coming decades - even as alternative energy use blossoms - because hundreds of millions of people are rising from poverty in developing regions and buying more cars...
My Turn: Alaskan energy efficiency an opportunity

...growth and Alaska could use a wider array of energy sources for making its electricity. However, cutting our total energy use through energy efficiency represents an equally good opportunity to bolster our energy future. Alaska has a big opening...
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge center to open in March

...vehicles, and a 10-kilowatt photovoltaic array which Meissner said "will offset 16 percent of the building's annual energy use."Indoor environmental quality points are earned with the ongoing flushing of the building and the use of low-VOC...
Assembly Committee to take a look at climate plan

...along with more review of the AJ Mine Advisory Committee report. The Climate Action Plan seeks to analyze Juneau's energy use and reduce the use of consumption, particularly by decreasing the amount of fossil fuels used in residences, businesses...
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...Plentovich said.At the state Board of Forestry meeting Wednesday, Plentovich gave a presentation on the growth of biomass energy use in Alaska and new Environmental Protection Agency proposals that could affect Alaska's biomass boilers.The AEA is...
Letter: Find a real energy solution not considered to be "renewable energy." Why not?The goal of renewable energy is to minimize the footprint of energy use. Unfortunately, big dams have enormous impacts on other resources - like salmon - and the economies they support...
State employees union to fight new space standards heaters, personal refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers in employee cubicles. The state blamed excessive energy use and wasted space on such appliances. Duncan sent a letter on July 1 to the Department of Administration requesting the...
USDA files complaint against UAF over musk oxen deaths

...research project at the time. But animals at the university are used to study such areas as behavior, metabolism, energy use and reproduction, Grimes said."The incident was serious several years ago, and it's still very serious now...
State to revamp office spaces

...they weren't designed to have computers and printers."Thayer said the new standards will also have an impact of energy use. "In some of these buildings we're realizing that as soon as you take down walls, you're affecting the heating...


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