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Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

  Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy. I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, let’s focus on something sure to have gotten our attention lately…gas prices.   A year ago, the average price per gallon in the US was $2.49. Now, it is $3.41.   Alaska has the sixth-highest average cost in the nation at $3.72, […]

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 the importance of pipelines, and dispel some myths about their safety and efficiency.   Let’s start here in the Great Land.  Despite the doomsday scenarios concocted by the eco-Left during permitting and construction, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System […]

Power The Future: Alaska: Higher Gas Prices Just the Beginning

Power The Future: Alaska: Higher Gas Prices Just the Beginning

At least Alaska isn’t California. Alaskans who have gone to pump gas in the past few weeks have no doubt felt a sense of ‘sticker shock’ when the dials stopped spinning.  With standard unleaded gas now averaging $3.68 a gallon in Anchorage, $3.81 in Fairbanks and $3.61 in Juneau, we’re significantly over the national average of $3.41. […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

Welcome to this week’s Engaged on Energy. I’m Rick Whitbeck, and tonight, we’re going to walk through our nation’s involvement in the biggest climate hypocrisy event of 2021. It is the “Conference of the Parties, version 26”, also known as COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland. It might also be called, “Biden Fails at Home, then Tucks […]

Power The Future: Secretary Granholm, Alaska Can Be Your “Exhibit A” for Green Energy Components

Power The Future: Secretary Granholm, Alaska Can Be Your “Exhibit A” for Green Energy Components

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm recently spoke at The Auto Innovators Summit, where she – among other topics – opined on the need for the US to increase its domestic supply chain capabilities for electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing, stating: You know, mining has a lot of opposition to it among the environmental community because some companies […]

Alaska and Wyoming Are Both Blessed with Strong, Citizen-First Governors

Alaska and Wyoming Are Both Blessed with Strong, Citizen-First Governors

Alaska is a place people come to live, work and play in the shadows of God-given majestic, natural beauty, and with an indomitable spirit of adventure. Wyoming, too, features an independent, freedom-loving spirit in its residents.  Both states believe in the adage, “work hard, play hard.” As I look at the two states and their […]

Power The Future: Court Decision Means Pebble’s Fate is Delayed Once Again

Power The Future: Court Decision Means Pebble’s Fate is Delayed Once Again

When court decisions are released on Friday afternoons, they generally escape the eyes of the public.  After all, regardless of the season, people are getting ready to relax, enjoy time with their families and unwind from the workweek.  Focusing on court decisions?  That can wait until Monday. However, when U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason […]