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Company hopes to tap high winds for rural power with flying turbine

...power to remote locations."Ultimately, the goal is to deploy the BAT at off-grid village sites that have high (energy) costs," Rein said.Power rates vary from village to village. The cost per kilowatt hour in Fort Yukon last year was...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-01/company-hopes-tap-high-winds-rural-powe
State
Senate Finance advances gas line bill

...wanting to ensure the benefit of a gas line is spread to all Alaskans - including in rural communities suffering from high energy costs. During Friday's Senate Finance Committee hearing, Hoffman said the provision would go a long way toward making...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/senate-finance-advances-gas-line-bill
State | AK legislature
Furthering entrepreneurial spirit, innovation

...the use of biomass for heat is a prime example of a cross-cutting agency and community priority that can reduce high energy costs, catalyze the Forest Service's transition to young growth, and leverage resources in a time of difficult budgets...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-24/furthering-entrepreneurial-spirit-inn
Opinion
Bill would help Alaskans with energy costs

...Alaska residents would receive vouchers to help address high energy costs under a bill introduced Friday in the state Senate...state leaders have been looking for ways to address high energy costs, and Alaska is currently pursuing several projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-02-19/bill-would-help-alaskans-energy-costs
State
Outside editorial: Skewed priorities

...legislative attempts to address high energy costs last week probably left many...address the long-term problem of high energy costs. Vouchers perversely reduce...do something real to address high energy costs. A voucher, like a flare on...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-04-20/outside-editorial-skewed-priorities
Opinion
Senate passes state energy voucher bill

...Fund Dividend this fall a voucher to help address high energy costs.SB203, sponsored by Sen. Joe Thomas, D-Fairbanks...because people in his district are hurting because of high energy costs.Sen. Lyman Hoffman, D-Bethel, said the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-04-11/senate-passes-state-energy-voucher-bill
State
Not the time for new office building for legislators

...Spending an extra $2-3 million per year on legislator rent makes it harder for kids, students and those paying high energy costs to get a fair shake.Rep. Hawker argued the current building crammed three Democrats into one office. Odd rationale...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-06/not-time-new-office-building-legislat
Opinion
Forest Service chief tours Tongass with Murkowski

...Southeast Alaska no longer has the vibrant timber industry it once had, and some communities continue to grapple with high energy costs.Tidwell recognized the Chilkoot Indian Association and Ketchikan Gateway Borough, two recently announced recipients...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-11/forest-service-chief-tours-tongass-murk
State
Sean Parnell says he'll seek re-election as governor

...administration, including the oil tax cut and a plan aimed at bringing natural gas to parts of Interior Alaska suffering from high energy costs.Parnell points, too, to continued efforts to make progress on a major natural gas pipeline project. Parnell...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-05/sean-parnell-says-hell-seek-re-election
State
Rowdy crowd takes on high energy costs in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - A record crowd packed the Carlson Center Wednesday to attend Golden Valley Electric Association's annual members' meeting, with a steady stream of speakers battering the utility for high electric rates and a lack of vision.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-04-27/rowdy-crowd-takes-high-energy-costs-fai
State

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