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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...
New energy study shows local, state usage trends released Monday by the Alaska Energy Authority found hydrocarbons providing most of the state's electric power generation, with natural gas providing the biggest share at 61 percent, oil at 16 percent and coal at 6 percent. In some...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
SE lawmakers receptive to Murkowski

...are preparing a bill that would require the federal government to share 27.5 percent of revenues from offshore power generation - including offshore wind farms and other "clean energy" applications as well as offshore oil and gas drilling...
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...
Fairbanks man pursues nuclear power module

...transportation commissioner, hopes to build a small nuclear power generation facility in Ester, located south of Fairbanks...produce troublesome radioactive waste. Hyperion Power Generation, the company Reeves hopes to work with, reports...


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