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Coast Guard: Tug engine failure blamed on water in fuel

...recommendations to improve the safety of maritime activities as exploration of the Arctic moves forward. I believe that we can safely develop our energy resources in the Arctic, but it requires that we adhere to world-class safety standards."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/coast-guard-tug-engine-failure-blamed-w
State
Energy Dep't seeks methane hydrate proposals

ANCHORAGE - The U.S. Department of Energy is soliciting for another round of research...methane hydrates, the potentially huge energy source of "frozen gas" that could step...A spokeswoman for the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, Shelley Martin...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-14/energy-dept-seeks-methane-hydrate-propo
State
Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power with flying turbine

...remote locations.Altaeros Energies said the Buoyant Airborne Turbine...conductive tethers.Altaeros Energies was founded in 2010 at the...Technology to take advantage of energy offered by wind that blows...750,000 from the Alaska Energy Authority to help pay for the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/company-hopes-tap-high-winds-rural-powe
State
ConocoPhillips to reopen Kenai LNG plant, resume exports

...Burnett said.The announcement came as the U.S. Department of Energy issued its approval of exports, also on Monday. DOE authorized...differently"I asked Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Chris Smith, to visit the plant last summer, and familiarize...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-15/conocophillips-reopen-kenai-lng-plant-r
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Separation of Oil and State

...forced to choose between paying for food, medical bills or energy bills. When a 75-year-old businessman who has invested...interior Alaska breaks down telling me about the $30,000 monthly energy bills he cannot pay, I get angry. Consider the time wasted...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-15/my-turn-separation-oil-and-state
Opinion
Transcendence

Opens Friday, Apr 18, 2014 Synopsis: A brilliant innovator in the field of Artificial Intelligence becomes the bridge in the gap between man and machine in this sci-fi thriller starring Johnny Depp. His entire career, Dr. Will Caster (Depp) has been working toward one goal -- to create a machine possessing the entire spectrum of human emotions, and the collective intelligence of every person who has ever lived. But while Dr. Caster's unorthodox experiments have made him famous in scientific circles, a radical anti-tech group known as Rift is determined to stop him at all costs. In the midst of an attack on A.I. labs across the United States, one Rift agent manages to shoot Dr. Caster with a radioactive bullet, ensuring his death. Little did Rift realize that their efforts to destroy Dr. Caster would only make him stronger than they ever could have imagined, because before he dies, his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max (Paul Bettany) successfully transfer Dr. Caster's consciousness into a computer, where his hunger for knowledge and power transforms him into an unstoppable force of sentient energy inhabiting every computer and electrical system on the planet. Morgan Freeman co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Kate Mara Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Alaska Senate passes $2.2B capital budget

...and maintaining state assets with $90 million for deferred maintenance. The budget also included funding for things such as energy projects, roads, school construction and improvements or repairs for shelters for victims of domestic violence.The budget...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/alaska-senate-passes-22b-capital-budget
State | AK legislature
JDHS plays fast in win over Eagle River

...slipped a shot past the charging keeper and one defender for the 4-0 final with 30:15 remaining in the game."I liked the energy," Eagle River coach Eric Dearborn said. "I thought it was a good match. The team chemistry for Juneau, you could see these...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-13/jdhs-plays-fast-win-over-eagle-river
Sports
Global, national economics influence Alaska

...on the street in the North Slope with the passage of the bill."Still, Conerly is cautious about future prospects of the energy sector in Alaska that's dependent on oil taxes and revenue."It wasn't very long ago that oil was at $40 and even $20...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-14/global-national-economics-influence-ala
Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska can't afford two mega-energy projects

...Alaska can't afford to pursue two mega-energy projects. The proposed Susitna-Watana...Simply put, the gas line can provide the energy Alaskans really need while a dam cannot. In fact, an official from the Alaska Energy Authority, the government body backing...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-08/my-turn-alaska-cant-afford-two-mega-e
Opinion

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