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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 […]

I’m Not ‘Solarizing’ My House Anytime Soon…Here’s Why

I’m Not ‘Solarizing’ My House Anytime Soon…Here’s Why

I’ve received a half-dozen mailers – and at least as many emails – this summer, announcing opportunities to ‘solarize’ my house and neighborhood. Touting solar energy’s lower costs and ‘Earth-friendly’ power opportunities, the messaging makes it seem like an easy solution: By spending $10,000 or so, I can put solar panels on my home, and […]

Power The Future: As Alaska’s Seasons Change, Energy Workers Move to the Forefront

Power The Future: As Alaska’s Seasons Change, Energy Workers Move to the Forefront

Originally published here:   Alaskans recognize that the seasons are changing.  A stunning summer is transitioning to what could be a brilliant fall.  Schools are back in session, the State Fair is over, Pumpkin Spice lattes are being served at Starbucks, and the leaves are turning – and soon falling – from our deciduous forests. […]