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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
Keynote: A big slice of the renewable energy pie

...ask some other regions.The authority runs a renewable energy fund that is meant to fund projects for areas with high energy costs, especially those that won't be directly affected by the completion of a natural gas line.Southeast Alaska communities...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-18/keynote-big-slice-renewable-energy-pie
State | Local | AK legislature
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
Leaders raise potential of budget vote without reserve draw

...accounts, including ones that fund state-sponsored merit scholarships for students and help rural Alaskans with high energy costs. Even then, lawmakers likely would have to come back later this year to address the deficit."The question is...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-26/leaders-raise-potential-budget-vote-wit
State
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
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
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
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

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