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House Dems announce leadership for 28th Alaska Legislature

...forward to helping our caucus develop our resources for the maximum benefit of Alaskans, working across the aisle to lower energy costs, growing our economy, and building an education system that will give everyone who wants a good job the skills...
Forest Service chief tours Tongass with Murkowski

...building the necessary, associated infrastructure in southeast Alaska. Greater use of biomass could create jobs and lower energy costs, he said.Tidwell is the first federal official that Murkowski is scheduled to host during the current congressional...
Three things to watch for in the State Legislature

...developing the facility, the authority says it believes the proposal could provide gas rates that would "significantly lower" energy costs in the Interior. It says it could lead to a reduction in heating costs of 40 to 50 percent for those who convert...
North Pole company abandons gas trucking plan

...area.Flint Hills Resources Alaska said its decision to end discussions on a trucking plan was partly motivated by lower energy costs at its North Pole refinery, according to Thursday's Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.The refinery has taken steps...
Alaska Digest

...what they now pay to power their homes, Yoder said. If it's feasible in Galena, nuclear power could be used to lower energy costs throughout rural Alaska, state lawmakers said. Gov. Frank Murkowski's spokeswoman, Becky Hultberg, said he...
Alaska Editorial: It's time to look for oil in Bristol Bay insensitive to environmental concerns. But at long last the concerns of the residents of the area to achieve lower energy costs are being heard. That is a real need - as is the national urgency in finding new oil and gas resources that will...
Alaska needs more hydroelectric projects

...relatively closely-situated hydroelectric facilities. As a direct and proximate result, we enjoy some of the lowest energy costs in Alaska, and we don't have to worry about a diminishing natural gas supply impeding our future energy well-being...
Officials aim to cut rural fuel prices

...department contacted some for updates. The survey, conducted in September, will help policymakers devise strategies to lower energy costs in rural Alaska, Noll said. In the meantime, villages will get some help paying fuel bills this winter from both...
School board to reevaluate funding plans for Auke Bay heater

...cost effective they are. Board member Barbara Thurston said she is in favor of it, and not solely because of the lower energy costs. "The other piece, oil, is very volatile," she said. "We run the risk of oil prices running very high and...
Defense Department audit faults Air Force planning for wind turbines at Alaska remote sites

...portfolio to sustainable sources."The projects still show a lifecycle cost savings - payback which will result in lower energy costs and dollar savings in the future," he said.The Tin City wind turbine was completed in October 2008 by the Air...


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