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By Megan Mazurek | Your Alaska Link: ‘Alaska’s Power Struggle’ explores how the state is keeping up with energy demands during the darkest and coldest parts of the year. In rural Alaska, residents can pay anywhere from $8-10 for a gallon of heating oil and people living in Fairbanks are dealing with poor air quality. […] Read More

By Megan Edge | KTVA: A growing group of Alaskans want the energy discussion to turn to renewable energy. And according to energy experts, it’s not just Alaska that needs a “more reliable resource.” A 2010 study by the Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) showed only 8 percent of the United States’ energy consumption was […] Read More

By Suzanna Caldwell | The Alaska Dispatch: Starting later this month, Anchorage’s eco-conscious residents will have the chance to recycle glass again, thanks to an expanded service for the city. Although curbside service will not be available to residents of Alaska’s largest city, a service that ended in 2009 is being jump-started by Central Recycling […] Read More

By Peter Granitz | Alaska Public Radio Network: WASHINGTON DC - The Senate Finance Committee voted to extend the production tax credit (PTC) for one year in August. It still needs to pass the full Senate. The vote came just days after GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he wouldn’t support the extension. Romney and President Barack Obama […] Read More

By Tim Bradner | Anchorage Daily News: The natural gas supply situation in Southcentral Alaska is anything but secure. True, we have people drilling exploration wells in Cook Inlet. We also have a natural gas storage project now constructed and being filled with gas to cushion our supplies this winter. But no significant discoveries have […] Read More

By Hannah Heimuch | Bristol Bay Times: As energy companies race to reap the benefits of Arctic oil, other parts of Alaska are charging into new energy technologies. In False Pass, researchers have initiated a project that explores the potential power of ocean currents. Much like wind turbines harness the massive moving energy of air […] Read More

By Stephanie Joyce | KUCB: Last year, the Aleutian Housing Authority challenged architects to design an affordable, net-zero energy home that could withstand the region’s hostile climate while adhering to the world’s strictest green building standards. Not an easy task, but more than one hundred teams entered the contest. Trying to build the winning design […] Read More

By Jeff Richardson | Fairbanks Daily News Miner: The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ grand experiment in sustainable student housing has officially begun. UAF unveiled its newest housing development, the Sustainable Village, on Wednesday. Unlike the generic dorms scattered across most campuses, the units form a living research project that supporters say could reshape construction techniques […] Read More

By Daysha Eaton | KSKA: All 11 wind turbines on Fire Island are now generating power for Southcentral Alaska. Officials at Cook Inlet Region Incorporated say they’ve been testing the turbines and transmission lines for nearly a month now. And today it became official – all of them are feeding into the grid. If the […] Read More

By Alejandro Lazo | Los Angeles Times: Crowned with three gables and painted in hues of gray and white, the suburban home in Lake Forest doesn’t look much like the domicile of the future. But as summer heat radiates off the fresh asphalt outside, the home runs comfortably at full tilt indoors. Recessed lights shine, […] Read More