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Power The Future: “Alaska Day” Reflections and a Look Ahead

Power The Future: “Alaska Day” Reflections and a Look Ahead

Yesterday was “Alaska Day”; a day to celebrate Alaska becoming one of the best purchases of all time.  On October 18, 1867, the formal purchase of Alaska by the US from Russia was completed, with the US flag being flown in Sitka to mark the occasion.  At a total purchase price of $7.2 million – […]

Alaska’s Energy Costs May Increase, But it Could Be So Much Worse

Let’s face it – the last two years have been challenging on so many levels. We’ve seen worldwide changes brought on by COVID-19, geopolitical shenanigans and more.  We’ve learned to socially distance and to use Zoom, Teams and other video platforms.  We’ve learned how to communicate through masks, and unfortunately, have seen how something as […]

Power The Future: Alaska LNG Line Could Save 77 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Annually

Power The Future: Alaska LNG Line Could Save 77 Million Metric Tons of Carbon Annually

    A few weeks ago, the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) released a report showing the carbon lifecycle of its project. The report, titled “Greenhouse Gas Lifecycle Assessment: Alaska LNG Project,” outlines how Alaska LNG reduces annual carbon dioxide equivalent emissions generated by a representative Asian regional coal supply chain by 77 million metric tons, a […]

Power The Future: Sierra Club Scores “Trifecta” With Single ANWR Tweet

Power The Future: Sierra Club Scores “Trifecta” With Single ANWR Tweet

A recent Tweet from the Sierra Club got our attention, then we remembered the eco-left doesn’t have to worry about the little things…like credibility. The Tweet stated that 72% of Arizona’s voters were against drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for a number of reasons.  It then listed them, encouraged Arizona US Senator […]

Power The Future: Will Alaskans See Santa’s Bounty? Possibly Not, if Global Shipping & Energy Crunch Doesn’t Get Resolved

Power The Future: Will Alaskans See Santa’s Bounty? Possibly Not, if Global Shipping & Energy Crunch Doesn’t Get Resolved

  You probably read the news that half a million shipping containers – and hundreds of ships carrying them – are idled off the coast of California.  The reasons for the logjam are as varied as the cargo stuck on board:  shortages of dock workers and truck drivers; the Delta variant surge in countries where the ships […]

Engaged On Energy

Engaged On Energy

Welcome to this week’s “Engaged on Energy”. I’m Rick Whitbeck, and last week, we talked about how Alaska and Wyoming are blessed with natural gas and coal development, which help heat our homes and power our day-to-day lives. Tonight, we’re going to talk about energy freedom, and how having a complete energy mix – the […]

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 weather. Now that fall is officially here and winter not far behind it, colder weather tends to push the average American – yes, even us hearty residents of Alaska and Wyoming – indoors.   With that move indoors […]