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By Sara Bernard | Alaska Public Radio Network: Tidal power, wave, wind and solar: there’s no lack of options when it comes to renewable energy in Alaska. To participants at the Alaska Renewable Energy Fair on the Anchorage Park Strip last weekend, Alaska may be one of the best places on the planet to develop […] Read More

Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition: August 1, 2013—Today, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, respectively, together introduced the Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy Act of 2013 (S. 1419). This legislation is an important step in the continued development of our nation’s marine and hydrokinetic resources […] Read More

By Laurel Andrews | The Alaska Dispatch: Geothermal heat is keeping Habitat for Humanity’s new home in North Pole toasty at half the cost of a regular water boiler, delivering savings directly to the family who moved into the house in January. Now, the non-profit has another geothermal project on the table. With high heating […] Read More

By Carey Restino | The Homer Tribune: Anyone who has spent time on the waters near Homer can tell you that there’s no question there is a lot of tidal energy in the Cook Inlet. 
Since 2011, the Homer Electric Association has been eyeing that energy as a possible source of power for the area, […] Read More

By Matt Buxton | The Fairbanks Daily News Miner: FAIRBANKS — On a sunny Monday afternoon, Paul Woodman stood in a trench dug around a home off Chena Pump Road, his hand exploring a space between the building and its siding that could be tricky to insulate. With frigid winter temperatures months away, it might […] Read More

By KCAW, Sitka:  It was just a few years ago that Sitka’s electric utility predicted a significant increase in the number of electric vehicles on the road, especially in places with inexpensive electric power. But Sitka’s interest in electric cars has remained flat. KCAW’s Erik Neumann recently visited an electric car owner in Sitka to […] Read More

By Felicity Barringer | The New York Times: For commercial building owners, energy-efficiency improvements have had modest appeal. Switching to less power-hungry light bulbs is relatively easy, and the payoff relatively swift. But replacing furnaces or boilers or reconfiguring the building’s shell involves sinking millions of dollars into an asset that the owner may want […] Read More

By John M. Broder | The New York Times: WASHINGTON — The White House has blocked several Department of Energy regulations that would require appliances, lighting and buildings to use less energy and create less global-warming pollution, as part of a broader slowdown of new antipollution rules issued by the Obama administration. The administration has […] Read More

By Craig Medred | The Alaska Dispatch: BETHEL, Alaska — The red barn on the barren, windswept plain along the Kuskokwim River outside of this village-cum-regional-hub in far Western Alaska is more than a touchstone for some foolish pioneer yearning for a homeland far away. Tim Meyers doesn’t much miss Wisconsin. He left there a […] Read More

Alaska Business Monthly: ANCHORAGE, AK, June 4, 2013 – Under new program changes adopted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), beginning July 1, 2013, Alaska homeowners participating in the Home Energy Rebate Program for new construction may qualify for a “6 Star” energy rating. The sixth star will be awarded for homes that meet the highest […] Read More