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My Turn: Investing in the state's future through the Univeristy of Alaska

...and communities to become more resilient in the face of real challenges facing Alaska right now: climate change, high energy costs, and daunting health and social problems. We are doing all of this even as the face of our university is changing...
My Turn: Rural energy solutions an opportunity for US Arctic leadership

...and deployment.3. Invest in R&D. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has often made the case that, with our high energy costs, Alaska can be a testing ground and early market for U.S. innovation in the energy sector. We agree, with the...
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...
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...
State | AK legislature
Keynote: A big slice of the renewable energy pie 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...
State | Local | AK legislature
My Turn: Applause for the Walker-Mallott Transition team 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...


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