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Renewable energy heat systems arrive on the Kenai Peninsula

...Center project. The system was a good match for Seldovia because the village has relatively low electricity costs and high oil costs. Similar villages in the Interior might also be able to cut costs with heat pump systems, Baker said. "The bigger...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-10-29
News
Standard and Poor's downgrades Alaska rating outlook

...path to fiscal sustainability for Alaska given its significant budget reserves prudently amassed during the prior era of higher oil prices."Andrew Jensen can be reached at andrew.jensen@alaskajournal.com.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-08-18/standard-and-poors-downgrades-alaska
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Building a sustainable future: Conversations with Alaskans

...has $10 billion in our constitutional budget reserve, money legislators wisely set aside during the recent years of high oil revenue. That money can be used to balance the budget in the short term, but is expected to run out by the end of 2018...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-31/building-a-sustainable-future-con
Opinion
What others say: When is it time to talk revenue?

...We agree, for the most part, though the state's spending did balloon to unsustainable levels thanks to years of high oil prices and the naivete they would never again fall.It's too late in this session to talk revenue, regardless of various...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-29/what-others-say-when-is-it-time-t
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A salmon primer: king salmon

...prized for its silky red flesh, buttery texture and for a high oil content that gives it a luxurious flavor."The kings...to mid-June.Recommended preparations: The king's high oil content makes it tolerant of any preparation from grilling...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-06-24/a-salmon-primer-king-salmon
Outdoors
Industry wary amid shakeups

...of the cost," Minge said. "Without this the economics of some of the workovers wouldn't have made sense, even at high oil prices, so this is a solution that will increase production over the life of the field."

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2015-02-23/industry-wary-amid-shakeups
Trends
Voices of Alaska: Don't blame oil tax reform for budget deficit

...substantially worse. Here's why:SB 21 raised the base tax rate but eliminated progressivity so taxes are lower under high oil prices but the state collects more revenue when prices are low. With oil less than $50/barrel, that means Alaska...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-28/voices-of-alaska-dont-blame-oil-t
Opinion
Alaska faces lean budget times as oil prices fall

...director of the Legislative Finance Division.Alaska is no stranger to oil's booms and busts. In the last few years, high oil prices helped insulate Alaska from the brunt of the recession felt acutely elsewhere.Unemployment hit a high of 11...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-18/alaska-faces-lean-budget-times-as-oi
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Voices of Alaska: The hard truth about our oil revenue

...that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil prices, and there was little consideration given to the low-price scenario. I remember when my parents and their neighbors...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-08/voices-of-alaska-the-hard-truth-a
Opinion
Gov: Unsustainable for tax breaks to exceed oil tax revenue

...that magnifies the state's losses at low oil prices. The last oil tax rewrite occurred during a period of sustained high oil prices, and there was little consideration given to the low-price scenario."Alaska voters in August upheld the tax...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-08/gov-unsustainable-for-tax-breaks-to-
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