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State fund for renewable power falls prey to budget woes

By | Alaska's Energy Desk, Economy, Energy & Mining, Featured News | No Comments
Since 2008, the state has set aside a pot of money for renewable energy projects like small dams and wind turbines. Called the Renewable Energy Fund, the projects it's backed have replaced tens of millions of gallons of expensive diesel in communities from Skagway to Nome. But with the current budget crisis, that money has disappeared.
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Robert Venables is the former city manager of Haines. He says that the legislature understands that “there’s a true sense of crisis” in the system. (Robert Woolsey, KCAW)

Southeast Conference brainstorms a fix for Alaska’s ferries

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Gov. Bill Walker is serious about finding a fix for Alaska’s struggling ferry system. He signed earlier this year a Memorandum of Understanding with Sitka’s Garry White, who chairs the Southeast Conference, empowering the conference to look for solutions to the Alaska Marine Highway’s ongoing problems.
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