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My Turn: Alaskan energy efficiency an opportunity

...6 percent between 2002 and 2012, but electricity generation had to expand by only 2.6 percent. The cause? Increased energy efficiency. In fact, in 2011 the Alaskan Energy Authority, reports that average residential use of electricity...
Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned

...and said "That's something we know the public is getting a result for with their money." They are paying for increased energy costs. So, before we talk about how to fund education, separate and apart from everything else, I think it's...
My turn: State doesn't invest enough in schools

...finally saw some progress with increased funding from Juneau, but most of the increases have been shifted to meet increased energy, insurance and retirement costs. Very little has actually made it into classrooms. Even the recent increases don't...
New education funding bill unlikely

...percent. The governor and Republican legislative leaders have supported funding for specific, targeted needs - like increased energy costs - but resisted automatic formulaic increases. Some also want greater accountability for how money the districts...
Con: 'Green energy' is the best route to profitable public investment

...the most employment of all the energy sources the researchers studied. The researchers ultimately determined that increased energy efficiency and a high renewable portfolio standard target - along with nuclear energy and carbon capture and storage...
SE regional energy plan met with mixed reactions

...of Southeast Alaska that does not grow much in energy demand and one in which it does grow.The plan recommends increased energy efficiencies of homes, public buildings and businesses to reduce the need for some future increase in Southeast's...
House Finance Committee discusses school funding

...cost-of-living increases.Gov. Sean Parnell, meanwhile, has proposed $30.3 million in one-time spending to address increased energy and student transportation costs - demonstrated needs. He and some House Republicans also stress accountability...
New energy study shows local, state usage trends

...consumption of diesel and gasoline was also up sharply - but use of electricity actually declined, possibly reflecting increased energy efficiency," the report said. In Western and Interior Alaska, wind power is a growing source of electricity in...
Assembly reviews Climate Action Plan

...efficiencies for city buildings and vehicles. ? Support increased energy efficiency for new and existing residential buildings. ? Support increased energy efficiency for new and existing commercial buildings...
Global design ideas, becoming local: The Alaska Design Forum

...the raw materials originated here.But we've got a long future in front of us, if we play it right. In time, increased energy and transportation costs may make it feasible for us to quarry our own rock and mill and dry our own wood. And unlike...


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