Lawmakers want to aid experimental energy research 

From Chris Eshleman at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: State senators Saturday proposed more than $2 million in public aid for entrepreneurs working on the edge of energy technology.  Proponents say the funding, to be matched with millions from the federal Denali Commission, will push Alaska toward the front in experimental energy research and development.  Researchers say the proposed $2.4 million deposit, for an “emerging energy technology” grant program, would complement broader ongoing public aid for renewable energy development in Alaska and could position the state at the doorstep of growth in the alternative energy marketplace. Read more

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