Archive for May, 2012

Businesses told energy policy must be changed

President of The Foundation of Economic Trends and Wharton School business professor Jeremy Rifkin says businesses should be focusing on “…’distributed energy,’ meaning creating energy wherever sunlight, wind earth, heat and tidal waves are…” The rise in air temperature, which causes extreme weather patterns and even threatens our own existence, along with dwindling supplies of […]

Angry Fairbanks crowd blasts high energy costs

A recent meeting of the Fairbanks Golden Valley Electric Association drew a large crowd of people upset with rising rates and poor planning. Association officials tried to calm the crowd with statistics and visual aids showing how oil prices have tripled in the last eight years. Wind power, coal plants, and new infrastructure to truck […]

Sen. Murkowski’s Opening Statement on Electric Grid Reliability

Republican News reports on Alaskan Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s remarks at the recent Senate Energy and Natural Resources Hearing. Murkowski was commenting on the reliability of the national electric grid in light of the strong winter storm that hit New England last October which caused massive power outages. In addition to addressing the needs highlighted […]

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