Renewable Energy World: On January 1, 2013, Congress passed legislation that included the long-sought extension of wind energy tax credits in a bill to avert the “fiscal cliff” that now moves to President Obama for his expected signature. The extension of the production tax credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) is expected to save up [...] Read More

By Dan Joling | Associated Press: Resurrection Bay teems with salmon, herring and humpback whales, but when Alaska SeaLife Center chief executive officer Tara Riemer Jones looks at the fiord outside her window, she sees a way to cut her building’s heating bill. The center this month turned off boilers that burn expensive fuel oil in [...] Read More

By Chris Klint | KTUU-Anchorage: The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. has announced a plan to award $35 million in grants and tax credits in six Alaska communities next year, building or upgrading nearly 200affordable apartments for low-income and senior Alaskans. An AHFC statement says its 2013 Greater Opportunities for Affordable Living program will generate an estimated $47 [...] Read More

By Dan Bross | KUAC – Fairbanks: Preliminary engineering is underway for the proposed Susitna Watana hydro electric dam.  The state has hired Colorado based MWH Global to develop designs for the project, which would provide rail belt power. MORE Read More

By Suzanna Caldwell | Alaska Dispatch: The rivalry between Anchorage and Fairbanks — Alaska’s two largest cities — is a fierce one. Which community has the most culture, which has the better university and which has the superior athletic squads are all debates that have raged since statehood. But an October report from the Alaska [...] Read More

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