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Lawmakers sweep $94M into rainy day fund

...45 million - was taken from a long-awaited natural gas project in Fairbanks. The Interior city struggles with high energy costs.Once the money goes into the AHCC pot, it can go toward any capital project."There certainly are some projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-11/lawmakers-sweep-94m-rainy-day-fund
State | AK legislature
Keynote: A big slice of the renewable energy pie

...fund that is meant to fund projects for areas with high energy costs, especially those that won't be directly affected...identifying and prioritizing communities with the highest energy costs.Six projects in Southeast were identified; five...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/keynote-big-slice-renewable-energy-pie
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Applause for the Walker-Mallott Transition team

...living. Without an energy plan and advanced infrastructure, rural communities continue to face extraordinarily high energy costs. But rural Alaska also has a strong tradition of people working together, a cultural value that Alaska's Native...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-02/my-turn-applause-walker-mallott-trans
Opinion
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
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
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
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
Alaska editorial: All clear - Healy restart plan passes 30-day test

...will be a major achievement.The energy landscape has changed. Consumers and businesses need help dealing with high energy costs.Certainly no one can object to that.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-11-22/alaska-editorial-all-clear-healy-rest
Opinion

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