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Legislative Information Office hearing schedule April 1-4

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. The House Community & Regional Affairs Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 379 Oil & Gas Property Tax. Testimony will be taken. Tuesday 8:00 a.m.
What others say: The good, bad and ugly of Fairbanks natural gas debate

Testimony about competing natural gas delivery plans before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska featured some sharp exchanges during the past few weeks, but the dispute isn't about who has the best zingers. It's about...
HEA energy fair participation applauded

Homer Electric Association would like to thank everyone who helped make our 5th annual Energy and Conservation Fairs a great success. The Fairs at the Kenai Middle School and West Homer Elementary School attracted approximately 1,000 people who received information about energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, and other topics related to this year's theme, "Safe, Responsible Energy Solutions".
Legislative Information Office hearing schedule for the week of Feb. 3

...3:15 p.m.The House Labor & Commerce Committee will sponsor a public hearing to discuss HB 234 Extend Regulatory Commission Of Alaska, HB 242 Extend PT & Occupational Therapy Board and HB 141 Workers' Compensation Medical Fees. Testimony...
HEA rate changes

...Association expects to implement a rate increase beginning Jan. 1, 2014. HEA will submit a filing with the Regulatory Commission of Alaska that increases the Cost of Power Adjustment (COPA) from 5.07 cents per kilowatt hour to an estimated 6...
Business news

...HiSpeed Gear, Ocean Renewable Power Company, Wisdom and Associates, Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Regulatory Commission of Alaska, Alaska Infrared LLC, and T and T Toyo Services. A new addition to the Fairs this year is "Louie the Lightning...
Gov: Gas imports are 'last resort'

...are so vast. "Importing has got to be a last option, or a last resort." Southcentral utilities told the Regulatory Commission of Alaska in October that they've reached the time to explore the last resort option of importing either liquefied...
Utilities make first draw from gas storage

Just in time for recent cold weather, Southcentral Alaska utilities are now making their first withdrawals from a new natural gas storage facility near Kenai.
Alaska utilities explore options to import natural gas

...natural gas or compressed natural gas imports to help ensure local gas supplies, a utility group told the Regulatory Commission of Alaska Oct. 24.Gas fields in the region, which date from the 1960s, are being depleted, and production will...
House passes Chenault's in-state gas line bill

...followed hours of debate and failed attempts led by minority Democrats to amend the bill, including to give the Regulatory Commission of Alaska authority to review and approve contracts to ensure "just and reasonable" gas costs. Supporters see HB4...


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