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Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy.  I’m Rick Whitbeck, and it’s our last segment for 2021.  So let’s talk about some of the things we’ve learned over the last year.   Did you know that in Alaska, one of every four private-sector jobs has a direct or indirect tie to the oil and gas […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

  Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy.  I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, we’re going to look back at the last 13 weeks of doing these segments, and say ‘thank you’ to those who have taken time to provide feedback, no matter whether supportive or…well…constructively critical.   One thing I have enjoyed seeing from the […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy. I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, let’s talk about supply chains, and how proposed changes in energy sources may strain them even further in the future.   We’ve all heard the warnings: “Order early this year, because logjams at US ports are going to make it harder for goods […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

  Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy.  I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, let’s talk about the politics of last week’s decision by the President to tap our nation’s strategic petroleum reserves.   The White House’s announcement on the release of 50 million barrels of oil from the reserves was comical at one point.  The […]

Time to Party! Two-Cents-Per-Gallon Gas Price Drop Celebrated by Dems

Time to Party!  Two-Cents-Per-Gallon Gas Price Drop Celebrated by Dems

The last time I filled my gas tank, the total for 28 gallons was $95.00.  The thought of paying nearly triple figures to fill the tank made me shudder; after all, I burn through a tank of gas nearly every week with my job. As I begrudgingly took the receipt from the pump, I remembered […]

Power The Future: Alaska’s Environmental Movement Wants More Natural Gas, Less Hydro Power, to Protect Fish

Power The Future: Alaska’s Environmental Movement Wants More Natural Gas, Less Hydro Power, to Protect Fish

In one of the more curious opinion pieces seen in the Anchorage Daily News this year, a group of tribal and environmental activists call on the local power company to change how it produces and accepts power from a hydro project, in order to protect salmon migrations in the area. The Eklutna Lake hydro project consists of […]

Power The Future: A Year Seems So Long Ago as ANWR Anticipation Turns to Angst

Power The Future: A Year Seems So Long Ago as ANWR Anticipation Turns to Angst

It was exactly one year ago that the Bureau of Land Management published its intent to offer the first lease sale for lands within the Coastal Plain (10-02 area) of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). That notice, kicking off the formal lease-sale process, led to immense posturing by environmental zealots and advocacy groups, including calling the […]