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Opinion: Alaska's environmental standards aren't the best in the world

...Greenopia looked at greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, air and water quality, recycling rate, renewable energy generation, number of LEED certified buildings, number of green businesses and how progressive states' legislatures...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-30/opinion-alaskas-environmental-standar
Opinion
Six new biomass projects projected for the state

...more 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/six-new-biomass-projects-projected-stat
Local
Letter: Find a real energy solution

...Authority points to the state's "50 percent renewable energy goal" to justify its proposed $5 billion-plus...large hydro is not considered to be "renewable energy." Why not?The goal of renewable energy is to minimize the footprint of energy...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-02-28/letter-find-real-energy-solution
Letters
Furthering entrepreneurial spirit, innovation

...improving the health of local communities through renewable energy, forest restoration, timber, tourism, subsistence...five areas: ocean products, visitor products, renewable energy, mining services and supply, and research and development...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-01-24/furthering-entrepreneurial-spirit-inn
Opinion
Noting tech needs, mining companies seek graphite

...firms see opportunity in producing high-purity, large-flake graphite for "lithium-ion batteries and other new renewable energy forms," said Hains, a specialist with Watts, Griffis and McOuat Limited, a geological and mining consultant...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-28/noting-tech-needs-mining-companies-seek
State | AK legislature
Senator blasts federal rejection of refuge road

...wants development to occur, the senator said.Restrictions on roads in Tongass National Forest are choking the last of southeast Alaska's timber industry and limiting the ability to build out renewable energy resources, Murkowski added.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/senator-blasts-federal-rejection-refuge
State | AK legislature
Dam project draws attention to renewable goal

...state remains committed to the renewable-energy goal as demonstrated by investments...corner with Susitna and the renewable-energy goal.Sen. Bill Wielechowski...projects on the books through the Renewable Energy Fund can help move the state...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-18/dam-project-draws-attention-renewable-g
State | AK legislature
Southeast lawmakers prepare for session

...I'm 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-20/southeast-lawmakers-prepare-session
State
Oil wealth giveaway increases deficit now, undercuts savings later

...investigating abuse cases. And it cuts money to renewable energy funds and home weatherization programs.A sustainable...child abuse prevention study, and the cuts to the renewable energy fund, which will hamper our ability to lower the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-12-15/oil-wealth-giveaway-icnreases-deficit
Opinion | AK legislature
Countries highlight differences in resource management

...a range of issues including renewable energy, climate change, natural resources...experts at the forum to declare renewable energy can't become available to...I don't see any way for renewable energy to become available in the Southeast...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-20/countries-highlight-differences-resourc
State | Local

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