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Legislators mull $500 million renewable energy fund extension

...inception in 2009, Alaska's Renewable Energy Fund has funneled tens of millions...overwhelmingly in favor of passing the renewable energy fund extension. Supportive call-in...Koplin said extending the renewable energy fund would give other communities...
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...entities have submitted applications to the AEA.The biomass projects to be funded this year by the state's Renewable Energy Fund are those in Galena, Kake, Ketchikan, Haines, Minto and Yakutat."These are good projects," Plentovich...
My Turn: New CO2 rule should be applied to oil, gas industries

...expanded to include the oil and gas power sector, which in Alaska is the single largest emission source. Alaska's Renewable Energy Fund has been helpful, but absent emissions regulation or a carbon tax, it will clearly not be enough to substantially...
Dam project draws attention to renewable goal

...she believes the renewable goal is attainable with or without Susitna. Other projects on the books through the Renewable Energy Fund can help move the state closer to that goal, she said."Technology is moving faster and faster every day...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Legislature must support renewable energy

...other fossil fuel friendly measures dwarf recent state investment in renewable energy. Since 2008, the state's Renewable Energy Fund has paid out over $100 million for renewable energy projects. This actually puts Alaska among the leaders nationwide...
Oil wealth giveaway increases deficit now, undercuts savings later layoffs, the failure to implement the state's own child abuse prevention study, and the cuts to the renewable energy fund, which will hamper our ability to lower the cost of energy, were all avoidable.At statehood, Alaska was granted...
Opinion | AK legislature
Southeast lawmakers prepare for session

...not looking forward to (it)."Kreiss-Tomkins said he hopes to maintain funding for the ferry system, the renewable energy fund and education. He said he suspects that education funding will likely not increase much, but that he's uncertain...
Renewable energy fund closer to extension

Renewable energy entrepreneurs could see the popular Renewable Energy Grant Fund continue for five more $50 million-dollar years. A bill extending the fund passed House Finance Committee on Wednesday.
State conservationists focus legislative goals

...introduced in bills before the Legislature, as of Monday. Sound off on the important issues at One would form a renewable energy fund, another would institute mining tax reform measures and the third would ensure protection of fish habitat from...
Mat-Su winds create megawatts of power

...would sacrifice its portion of the Railbelt Energy Fund if the state transfers the entire fund into the pending Renewable Energy Fund. A recent Mat-Su Borough poll shows that 88 percent of Valley residents want their electricity to come from...


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