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Engaged On Energy

  Welcome to this week’s “Engaged on Energy”.  I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, let’s focus on a phrase heard all too often today, especially by those looking to transition from a traditional energy mix to one based on a ‘green’ methodology.   The phrase is “leave it in the ground”, and it is often associated […]

Strategy is Needed Before Energy Transition

My seven-year-old son’s new fixation is on board games.  He’s trying to master “Trouble”, “CandyLand” and “Checkers” simultaneously, and obsessively asks my wife and I to play with him.  He plays with abandon, moving pieces quickly and rolling dice with vigor; the energy of a child with fascination and enthusiasm that makes me smile.  His […]

Power The Future: Food Costs Soar – Killing Combustion Engines in Favor of ‘Green’ Transportation Won’t Help Lower Them

Power The Future: Food Costs Soar – Killing Combustion Engines in Favor of ‘Green’ Transportation Won’t Help Lower Them

A recent online article bemoaned the fact that food costs across the world are soaring, with year-over-year increases of 30% or more a norm across many countries.  The article posed the question as to why governments aren’t doing more to help lower them. Here in the United States, our government is trying to make them go even […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

Welcome to this week’s “Engaged on Energy”.  I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, we’re going to talk about this whole push to “go green” with our nation’s energy grid.  Hey, I’m not adverse to adding jobs to our nation’s economy by integrating wind, solar and hydro solutions to our electric grid, and although I question electric […]

Expect to See Gas Prices Stay High for Foreseeable Future

Expect to See Gas Prices Stay High for Foreseeable Future

Labor Day typically is the tipping point for gas prices nationwide, as it signals the end of summer vacations and their associated travel, which puts a strain on gas and diesel production to keep up with the increased demand.  Even with COVID-19 still limiting some family travel – especially where you can easily drive between […]

Power The Future: Third Special Session Ends in Alaska Legislature, with Increased Oil Taxes Still a Threat

Power The Future: Third Special Session Ends in Alaska Legislature, with Increased Oil Taxes Still a Threat

The stalemate over how to balance a state operating budget and pay a Permanent Fund Dividend will reach its 187th day today, as the Alaska Legislature prepares to gavel out of its third, 30-day special session without any visible solutions. When the original, 121-day session expired back in May, there was little consensus over how to […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

  Whether you’re tuned in tonight in Wyoming or Alaska, or streaming us on the web, good evening, and welcome to our very first “Engaged on Energy” segment.  I’m excited to bring a discussion on energy to you tonight and every Friday night moving forward. I’m Rick Whitbeck, the Alaska State Director for a national […]

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