Angoon residents: $6 a gallon for diesel, and $.62 a kWh for electric
September 22, 2009
Thanks to KRBD and Ed Schoenfeld for this report on a recent legislative hearing on energy issues.
HAINES, ALASKA- Southeast Alaska leaders told lawmakers about their energy problems and solutions during the Southeast Conference’s annual meeting in Haines. The House and Senate Energy Committees held a hearing Sept. 16 to help develop a statewide energy policy. Community leaders, business-owners and alternative energy advocates gave their views. One was Angoon mayor Albert Howard who told the committee that residents last winter paid $6 a gallon for diesel and $.62 a kWh for electric, nearly five times what Anchorage residents pay. Some had to make the choice between heat and power, he said. Hear more