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Chenault: Address state's needs while keeping spending under control

...myself, promoting an in-state gasline has definitely been one of the achievements of which I believe will bring lower energy costs, jobs and energy security to the residents of our state and district. Without the passage of HB 369 and House Bill...
Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

...levels and fewer job alternatives than other parts of Alaska, the report states. For communities with high food and energy costs, ocean acidification could be another hit, the research says.According to the NOAA, Alaska's high-latitude...
Micciche, Treider face off for Senate District O

...he weighed in on several of the state's energy issues, including oil tax improvements, gas line developments and energy costs. Micciche he has said repeatedly that his experience in the industry helps him to give the perspective of someone who...
Increasing energy costs make saving a challenge

With rising energy costs, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District continues to try to...planning and operations said.While energy consumption has decreased, energy costs have increased, which can make reducing costs year-to-year challenging...
Proposed state budget includes addition $100 million for schools

...proposed in the budget bill. That extra money in the past has been provided to help districts address needs such as energy costs. A total of $100 million would be included for the following fiscal year, distributed according to the average daily...
LNG Pipeline bill passes through Senate committee

...wanting to ensure the benefit of a gas line is spread to all Alaskans - including in rural communities suffering from high energy costs. During Friday's Senate Finance Committee hearing, Hoffman said the provision would go a long way toward making...
Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without fed regs

...and realize the world had changed. And when that happens, we're going to have another spike in electricity and energy costs that will stagger us," Kelly told the Senate Finance Committee last week.The resolution remains in the committee...

...has not been raised in several years though lawmakers have approved funding for other, targeted needs, like rising energy costs.Gara's office reached out to school superintendents in the Anchorage, Juneau and Fairbanks North Star Borough districts...
What others say: Legislature must make the most of limited resource

...for the rigors of college. Alcoholism and domestic violence still plague communities from Barrow to Ketchikan, and energy costs in rural Alaska grow more expensive with each passing year. These are among the issues that Alaskans want to see discussed...
Energy upgrade loan program gets no takers

...cover energy upgrades to schools and other public buildings has gotten no takers even as school districts struggle with energy costs.The state spends $100 million each year on school district utility costs. In 2010, the Legislature created a loan...


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