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Is cheap energy the enemy of efficiency? December 2016

Is cheap energy the enemy of efficiency?

In 2008, the price of oil hit $140 a barrel, double what it had been just a year before. The impact was felt throughout the country, and especially in Alaska, where we rely on oil in so many ways. The state budgeted $300 million to help Alaskans make their homes more energy efficient. Across the state, many residents started retrofitting their homes and burning more wood to save money.

Alaska’s Road to Power from Power Generation November 2016

Alaska’s Road to Power from Power Generation

Members of the State of Alaska’s Legislature Resource Committee got the bad news August 24 when their energy consultant reported, “The Alaska LNG Project, in its current form, is one of the least competitive natural gas fields vying for large multi-year contracts with Asian cities.” The options appear to be to put more cash into LNG, through more State ownership, or bring the cost of investment down.

Transitional Leadership at Chugach Electric Association September 2016

Transitional Leadership at Chugach Electric Association

In mid-July, the state’s largest electric cooperative, Chugach Electric Association, Inc., quietly handed off the leadership reins of the company from Brad Evans, who has led the cooperative since 2007, to Lee Thibert, who has held various roles at Chugach Electric for nearly thirty years.

The Growth of Renewable Energy in Alaska August 2016

The Growth of Renewable Energy in Alaska

Wind. Water. Geothermal. Air. Seawater. The sources of energy for Alaska communities seem to be growing each year. In some ways, Alaska has become a testing ground for new renewable energy projects.

June 2016
Vitus Energy October 2015

Vitus Energy

While the experience leading Vitus Energy stems from men working in Western Alaska since roughly the turn of the century, the company as currently structured was founded in 2009 and began operations in 2011.