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2 injured in Chiniak banya explosion

...flown outside Kodiak for further care.Alaska State Troopers say they were in a banya Tuesday when they accidentally used fuel oil instead of water.Troopers spokesman Eric Olsen said they are investigating, but don't believe it was anything other...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/2-injured-chiniak-banya-explosion
State
Deal inked for North Slope LNG plant

...regularly violates federal air quality standards for particulates. Wood stoves used by people trying to cut down on their fuel oil bills contribute to the problem.A bill signed last year by Gov. Sean Parnell launched the Interior Energy Project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-23/deal-inked-north-slope-lng-plant
State
Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

...emitted by wood stoves, pellet stoves and outdoor hydronic heaters that are used as alternatives to burning expensive fuel oil. Breathing the tiny particles measuring 2.5 micrometers or less is a health threat to the young, the elderly and the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/fairbanks-pollution-initiative-appear-b
State
Oil company seeks to export Yukon crude from Skagway

...company instead plans to truck oil to Skagway, then send it south on barges that already haul refined fuel - gasoline, fuel oil and diesel - north.According to a letter emailed to Skagway borough officials, Northern Cross anticipates shipping...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-09/oil-company-seeks-export-yukon-crude-sk
State
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...she said. "There's a growing interest in Juneau for biomass.""It's a local fuel as opposed to barging in fuel oil," she said.Also at the Board of Forestry meeting, State Forester Chris Maisch gave an update on SB28, a measure...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/six-new-biomass-projects-projected-stat
Local
Alaska Science Forum: Climate researcher: There's still time, but not much

...residents. Economic modelers Hansen cited in his paper suggested that the higher prices people would pay for gasoline and fuel oil would be offset by the dividends.Nuclear power is also an essential part of the equation, said Hansen, as is reforestation...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-01-31/alaska-science-forum-climate-researc
Outdoors
Students push for Fairbanks clean air rules

...emitted by wood stoves, pellet stoves and outdoor hydronic heaters that are used as alternatives to burning expensive fuel oil. Use of some heaters would be banned when airborne particulate matter passed a certain concentration.Fairbanks and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-23/students-push-fairbanks-clean-air-rules
State
Particulate fouls icy Fairbanks air

...plan might still be possible using incentives such as replacement program for inefficient wood stoves and underwriting fuel oil costs on inversion days. Getting 7,000 homeowners to voluntarily use oil instead of wood on the worst days might do...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-10/particulate-fouls-icy-fairbanks-air
State
Aquarium lifts heat from ocean's stored energy

...center this month turned off boilers that burn expensive fuel oil in favor of America's farthest north seawater heat pump...lines don't stretch to Seward. Homes and businesses burn fuel oil that in 2008 was selling for $5 per gallon.At that price...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-17/aquarium-lifts-heat-oceans-stored-energ
State
GVEA sees savings in first quarter of wind farm

...association spokeswoman, Cassandra Cerny, told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that the savings expressed as a swap for fuel oil is an oversimplification because wind power also offset other power sources. However, the savings cut the diesel bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-08/gvea-sees-savings-first-quarter-wind-fa
State

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