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Fairbanks voters reject air-regulation ban

...air standards because of particulate emitted from wood burned by people trying use an alternative to expensive home heating oil.Supporters of the ban on borough regulation argued that the borough should focus on voluntary efforts and leave regulation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/fairbanks-voters-reject-air-regulation-
State
Letter: Fiscal certainty works both ways

...saying they need "fiscal certainty" in order to stay in Alaska. The day any of us are promised fiscal certainty for heating oil or at the gas pump is the day we talk about fiscal certainty at the oil well.The multimillion-dollar ad campaign...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-08-06/letter-fiscal-certainty-works-both-wa
Letters
Empire Editorial: Higher taxes will defeat affordable housing efforts

...strain on these groups - more isn't needed. Especially when other fixed expenses - groceries, transportation and heating oil - are constantly on the rise. Factor in further increases to water/wastewater fees and the next electric increase...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-05-11/empire-editorial-higher-taxes-will-de
Opinion
River turbine to be tested at rural Alaska village

...smaller? Would it work in river?" Sauer said.AlexAnna Salmon, president of the Igiugig Village Council, said heating oil sells for $7.53 per gallon in her village and the cost of commercial power is $1 per kilowatt hour."We are welcoming...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-30/river-turbine-be-tested-rural-alaska-vi
State
Timber, roads and death

...Cape Pole with a puppy and an 8-year-old black Lab named Brick in tow.It wasn't by choice.Clark was out of heating oil, and the weather was abysmal. Temperatures had been below freezing for more than a week, and no one nearby had any...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-28/timber-roads-and-death
Local
Police blotter for Thursday, May 22, 2014

...medications in the 2200 block of Trout Street.? At 9:24 a.m. Wednesday, police received a report of a theft of home heating oil, valued at $600, in the 3400 block of Meander Way.Vandalism? At 4:46 p.m. Tuesday, a 55-year-old man...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-22/police-blotter-thursday-may-22-2014
Local
Climate change coming... to glacier center

...Neary wants to head up is making the building itself a model of sustainability, he said.Right now, the center uses heating oil and regular toilets that add stress on Juneau's sewer system, among other, dated features, he said."We do all...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/climate-change-coming-glacier-center
Local
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...of buildings. They can be stoked with cord wood, wood chips or wood pellets, and have increased in popularity as heating oil has gone up in price.In 2010, the Sealaska Corporation installed the state's first large-scale pellet boiler...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/six-new-biomass-projects-projected-stat
Local
Furthering entrepreneurial spirit, innovation

...growth, and leverage resources in a time of difficult budgets. In a region that consumes roughly 22 million gallons of heating oil annually, Forest Service-supported biomass projects in Ketchikan, Haines, and Kake have already begun to offset...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-24/furthering-entrepreneurial-spirit-inn
Opinion
Parnell seeks tax credits for state refineries

...North Pole refinery produces diesel, aviation fuel, heating oil and kerosene.Tesoro's Nikiski refinery was built in 1969 and produces gasoline, diesel, heating oil, propane and asphalt.___Information from: Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-03/parnell-seeks-tax-credits-state-refiner
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