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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
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
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
Alaska Editorial: Governor outlines positive step toward natural gas distribution

...Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Gov. Sean Parnell on Dec. 7 did what needed to be done with the serious problem of high energy costs in the Fairbanks area: He laid out a proposal that aims to speed the arrival of natural gas to the Interior by uniting...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-12-14/alaska-editorial-governor-outlines-po
Opinion
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
Who wants to vote out Santa Claus?

...which includes increased spending for education and bonuses for teachers, revenue sharing for communities hit with high energy costs and facing high employee pension costs, and saving a portion of the state's $1.4 surplus - assures the re-election...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052106/opi_20060521027.shtml
Opinion
Alaska Editorial: Nation needs an energy plan

...outcome, and each comes with its own possible consequences. There's every reason for people to be concerned about higher energy costs, which most experts predict are here to stay - at least until the nation weans itself from a heavy reliance on...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092406/opi_20060924001.shtml
Opinion

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