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Voices of Alaska: A new Congress brings new hope for Alaska

...listen. Alaska's natural resources are vital to our prosperity. That is why it's in our interest to make our energy supplies as abundant, affordable, clean, diverse, and secure as possible. The best way to achieve these goals is to lead...
What others say: Energy policy impacts global relations

...become the largest importer of Mideast oil. What will the Chinese do militarily to safeguard their oceanic pipeline of energy supplies?The bottom line, in Manzella's view, is that although America is becoming more energy secure, "subsequent...

...lands - 20 percent of the nation's total lands. The department oversees development of about 20 percent of U.S energy supplies, as well as recreation and hunting and other services.Still reeling from what she called an "absurd, wasteful...
Mayors call for state energy policy

Shrinking energy supplies and rising costs will impair the future economic health of Southcentral Alaska unless the state takes steps to adopt a comprehensive...
Senate approves ANWR resolution

...with little effect. But Alaska politicians hope Bush's election, a Republican-controlled Congress and tight energy supplies in the Lower 48 will overcome environmentalists' opposition to drilling in the refuge. The resolution sponsored...
Assembly discusses climate change

...and implement an impact plan that could include such things as increasing energy efficiency, developing alternative energy supplies and reducing the use of fossil fuels. No specific ideas have been adopted yet, but the assessment is expected to...
Time for change on HEA board

...must make changes. The many renewable energy sources in our region provide incredible opportunities to diversify our energy supplies and help buffer the skyrocketing price of fossil fuels. HEA needs the enthusiasm and fresh ideas new board members...
Legislative session opens with oil tax talks

...and the budget. Gov. Sean Parnell outlined an ambitious agenda to stimulate the state's economy and secure new energy supplies in his State of the State address the following day, Jan. 19. Parnell, a Republican, outlined key themes of his...
Global climate pact on tap: Kenai mulls resolution changes

...Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the commission proposed an energy policy in 2008 that addresses Alaska's "shrinking energy supplies" and "rising costs in the Southcentral region." "If not addressed now, these energy issues risk the future economic...
Olson: We don't have to spend everything

...issues in the Interior and the villages and look further at the long term development of the state's alternative energy supplies. Dante Petri can be reached at


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