“One year from now, we’ll know whether the community would like to own this device,” says IVC President AlexAnna Salmon. “If it really is going to prove itself to be an effective option for providing power.”
But the Alaska Trucking Association supports a similar increase on fuel for cars and trucks.
Ketchikan residents are going to be paying for this cold, dry winter. Ketchikan Public Utilities Electric Division started supplementing the community’s hydroelectric power with more expensive diesel about a week ago. With no rain or warmer temperatures expected anytime soon, KPU officials expect to continue running those generators into the foreseeable future.
For the city’s residents, that means the price for electricity is likely to go up. Before the development goes any further, some community members are asking the state’s regulatory commission to take a closer look.
In a historic civil settlement, VW will buy back or repair cars sold as “clean” but that in fact polluted above legal levels. The company will also pay nearly $5 billion for environmental reparations.
The Department of Energy awarded federal funding to install panels in Kotzebue, Buckland and Deering, but decreasing the region’s dependency on diesel is easier said than done.
The community of Chignik Lagoon is saving $500 a day since it switched from diesel to hydropower.
About 300 gallons of heating oil from Prospector Hotel tank believed drained out into Gastineau Channel
German engine manufacturer will bear the costs of the vessel refits
The State of Alaska has filed criminal charges against Aleut Enterprise, a subsidiary of the Aleut Corporation, over a fuel spill in Adak.