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Governor Proclaims October as Energy Awareness Month

With fall comes crisp nights and falling leaves, but also rising energy costs. Governor Walker proclaimed October 2017 as Alaska Energy Awareness Month, in an effort to bring our focus to the resources we are fortunate to have at our fingertips. Alaska is home to some of the greatest  renewable energy sources in the world. From 2008 to 2015 the Renewable Energy Fund helped create more than 70 renewable energy projects, displacing over 30 million diesel equivalent gallons and generating tens of millions of dollars in savings for consumers. Energy efficiency, such as switching to LED lights, replacing weather stripping, [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

REAP and Governor’s Office Announce Energy Competition Results

State Facilities Compete to Save Energy and Money The Department of Corrections and the Department of Health and Social Services led the way to victory during the Great Alaska Energy Challenge. State employees took up the challenge to reduce energy consumption and save state resources. Despite the colder winter, the 36 facilities saved enough energy over six months to power 230 homes for a year, or the equivalent of 986 barrels of oil. Read the Governor's Press Release. Participants statewide have been fastidiously turning off lights, optimizing equipment schedules, and calculating savings through energy upgrades. Governor Bill Walker challenged state [...]

By | September 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is Solar Right for Me?

  All the recent sunshine has people asking us about the possibilities of adding solar energy to their home. And why not? As an arctic region, we get more hours of sun than states in the Lower 48. Solar panels function more efficiently in cold, sunny climates, and most places in Alaska that experience a good amount of clear weather (including Southcentral and Interior Alaska where the vast majority of Alaskans live) have an excellent solar resource for seven to eight months of the year. Below are some resources to help you determine whether solar photovoltaic (PV) is a good [...]

By | July 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments