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New projects increase Alaska's biomass use

...Plentovich made the announcement Wednesday during a presentation to the state Board of Forestry on the increase of biomass energy use in the state and new Environmental Protection Agency proposals affecting Alaska's biomass boilers. Biomass boilers...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-20
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HEA energy fair participation applauded

...invaluable. Homer Electric is committed to providing our members with as much information as possible to manage their energy use. We are already looking forward to our 2014 Energy and Conservation Fairs and if you have any suggestions on how to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-11-21/hea-energy-fair-participa
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Soldotna Council talks capital projects, TV show funding with new member

...citywide efficiency measures being put into place after an energy use audit city officials performed as part of a state program...energy consumption and then the cost of paying for that energy use," Kornelis said. "Additionally there's operational...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-07-13/soldotna-council-talks-capital-proje
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Renewable energy use grows on Peninsula

Production and use of renewable energy sources on the Kenai Peninsula such as solar panels and wind turbines has increased at a surprising rate, local utility officials said. The idea is catching on for several reasons, residents said - it's green, practical and the price, compared to other sources, is relatively stable.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-08-14/renewable-energy-use-grows-on-penins
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Energy Watch test today

During a scheduled test of Southcentral Alaska's Energy Watch system, the public is asked to practice energy use reduction today from 6-8 p.m. in order to gauge how much natural gas can be saved through conservation efforts.Natural gas...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-10-29/energy-watch-test-today
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'Energy Watch' drill this evening

...the campaign has been dubbed by the participating entities, will call on residents of the tri-borough area to reduce energy use from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Residents are asked to lower their thermostats to 65 degrees; shut off unnecessary...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102010/new_723359536.shtml
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Voices of the Peninsula: Speak up now on HEA rate proposal

...eliminate incentives for HEA to sell more and more energy (decoupling) or provide incentives for ratepayers to reduce energy use (demand side management)." "Presently the WPCRA is less than one cent (.00715) per kWh. At 2.862 cents per...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120210/ope_744626991.shtml
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Rate structure changes would more fairly cover costs

...encourage wise energy usage by all HEA members. It is important to realize that 150 kilowatt hours is a minimal amount of energy use: It basically covers the energy for one refrigerator, a television used five hours per day, and two 60-watt light...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120510/ope_746106170.shtml
Opinion
Home sweet home: Group develops efficient homes for rural Alaska

...into the purpose of the project in more than one way, Hebert said. It "spills wind well." The end goal is to reduce energy use by 80 percent, Hebert said. A previous project, a prototype home in Anaktuvuk Pass, achieved a similar goal, Hebert...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/121010/new_754263107.shtml
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Blade Runner

...also works to help find the appropriate turbine for each applicant, doing wind and resource evaluations and matching energy use with energy production. The turbine Herring chose is a common choice for the Kenai Peninsula. AWI helped Warren Johnson...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-12-04/blade-runner
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