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Plans suspended to double wind turbines at Fire Island

...power from Phase 2 of the project for 6.2 cents a kilowatt-hour, slightly higher than the cost of gas-fired power generation but less than the project's 9.7-cent rate for Phase 1.But utilities say that 6.2 cents comes with added...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-03/plans-suspended-double-wind-turbines-fi
State
Commission: Alaska needs power improvements

...Bob Pickett told a legislative energy roundtable Sept. 5 that utilities have invested about $1.2 billion in new power generation infrastructure in recent years. However, the state still needs roughly $900 million in upgrades to its transmission...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-22/commission-alaska-needs-power-improveme
State
Alaska Editorial: Cheap, plentiful coal will power the Interior for decades to come

...coal's affordability. When errant squirrels in power generation equipment force the university to switch over to...options, as happens occasionally, UAF's cost of power generation multiplies by a factor of six. The university rightly...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-06/alaska-editorial-cheap-plentiful-coal
Opinion
Candidates weigh in on minimum wage hike

...access to ANWR (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), access to timber and Tongass lands that can support new power generation held up by the roadless rule, and access in NPR-A (National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska). Under the Obama Administration...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-19/candidates-weigh-minimum-wage-hike
State
Alaska Editorial: Swan Lake project

...there never is enough. With the increase in electrically powered technology at both homes and businesses, and diversions from fuel to electrical energy, this part of the state once again needs to increase its clean power generation.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-22/alaska-editorial-swan-lake-project
Opinion
My Turn: Trading salmon for kilowatts is bad energy policy for alaskans

...Energy Authority's Executive Director Sarah Fisher-Goad with great interest. I'm glad to see the most expensive power generation project in Alaska's history getting attention in Juneau. While some see this as a Railbelt issue, I see it as...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-10-11/my-turn-trading-salmon-kilowatts-bad-
Opinion
My Turn: Sea otters and shellfish

...sea otters. It has to do with CO2 and the fact that about 25 percent of CO2, which comes mostly from coal-fired power generation and fossil fueled powered vehicles, gets absorbed by the ocean, resulting in an increase in ocean acidity. This...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-15/my-turn-sea-otters-and-shellfish
Opinion
My Turn: I love my Ford F250 4x4

...called and talked with them, one of the things I asked was what they were going to do with all the possible extra power generation? They said they were planning for the future and the possibility of electric cars becoming mainstream in places...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-29/i-love-my-ford-f250-4x4
Opinion
Solar energy in Southeast: Is it for real, or is it a joke?

...four-times better fuel economy with a 20 horse power, four-stroke Honda motor. We also invested in solar and wind power generation systems. Sometime around 2006, I had a wonderful talk with the world oil quantities guy for British Petroleum...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-07-13/solar-energy-southeast-it-real-or-it
Outdoors
SE Alaska's new energy road map

...from existing and proposed hydroelectric resources to the communities currently dependent on oil for heating and power generation," McLeod said in an email interview. "In many cases, those transmission interties are not economical or sustainable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-01/se-alaskas-new-energy-road-map
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