With Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visiting his state, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan on Tuesday aired his dissatisfaction with her progress on oil development in the Arctic and other Alaska issues.
Natural gas is still the largest source of electricity generation in the country.
From rising rent to higher heating bills, surging inflation impacts everybody, but it poses a particular hardship for people with little extra money to spare.
With oil above $100 a barrel, some Alaskans have wondered: Will companies now be drilling for more oil here?
Although there have been hurdles trying to bring geothermal energy to Unalaska, the clean energy source is one step closer to fruition.
Borough staff have expressed caution, noting that wood pellet boiler projects have not always performed as well as anticipated.
Misinformation, often spread via Facebook, is raising doubts about renewable energy and slowing or derailing projects.
The incident has forced the Valdez Marine Terminal’s operator, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., to take multiple tanks out of service, though it says there have been no impacts to oil shipments so far.
Electric cars and gas-electric hybrids are in short supply, and prices have been climbing rapidly.
While the national economy was booming in that five-year period, Alaska’s economy was dragging due to low oil prices.