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Alaska Editorial: A dwindling appetite for megaprojects

...but is a shorter commute to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley a more pressing need than, say, doing something about high energy prices in the Interior and rural communities? Natural gas line projects could provide a big payoff both in revenue, jobs...
My turn: Palin's subsidy plans suppress conservation

...were distributed as an Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. There is no doubt that Alaska households are suffering from high energy prices, and that those same high prices are enriching the state government beyond any conceivable need for services or...
Walker will run again for governor

...We're sort of rewarding those that are drilling for water in the bathtub."Walker identified his top priority as high energy prices in many Alaskan communities."We need to stop doing these studies and whatnot and start building some stuff...
Legislative session over with major legislation passed

...trucking operation in the Interior, attracted strong support in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, which struggles with high energy prices and high demand due to heating needs in the frigid northern winter. Unlike most of this year's high-profile...
Alaska municipal officers learn about renewable energy

...understanding of what the resources are. "The conference is for mayors and leaders in communities that are struggling with high energy prices and uncertainty about where the energy is coming from. This is a chance to tell them about what communities in the...
State lawmakers hope to help with downside of high oil prices

...session. "It's not right for the state to be doing so well when we have Alaskans doing so poorly, because of these high energy prices," said Rep. Harry Crawford, D-Anchorage. Nelson and Thomas, both members of the House Finance Committee...
Alaska Senate hearing looks at rising fuel costs

...personal stories of thousand dollar energy bills, underscored the urgency and frustration surrounding the Interior's high energy prices and the need for something to be done as they continue to rise.The group, which met at the Noel Wien Library in...
Legislators look at costs, cures of energy woes

...testifying at Anchorage's Legislative Information Office as part of an informal committee hearing into the state's high energy prices and what might be done about it. Economist Barry Pulliam of Econ One, an economic consulting firm, said that 'small...
Murkowski unveils energy plan

...and that is how we will deal with emissions that lead to climate change," said Murkowski. She noted already-high energy prices in Alaskan communities like Aniak, adding, "Alaska cannot afford to see increased energy prices as an answer to...
Alaska Editorial: Nation needs an energy plan

...include a real discussion of higher mileage standards for highway vehicles. And about all those complaints about high energy prices? Instead of unconstructive complaining, let's have those legitimate gripes instead become demands that our elected...


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