The five Railbelt utilities have engaged former Chugach executive Brian Hickey as Executive Director of Regional Railbelt Coordination.
Governor Mike Dunleavy asked if, in the next decade, he’ll be leading his grandchildren through a “Museum of What Was,” reminiscing about farms and gasoline-powered cars.
The largest hydroelectric project in Alaska for thirty years is moving ahead. The Alaska Energy Authority made the initial regulatory filing for the Dixon Diversion near Homer.
State officials and business leaders are preparing to take advantage of potential funds provided by the Infrastructure and Jobs Act, which may potentially be applied to energy, sanitation, road, bridge, port, and other projects across the state.
Governor Mike Dunleavy named Julie Sande as his choice to lead the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED).
Many industry experts agree that oil, natural gas, solar, hydro, geothermal, and tidal can all be developed in Alaska without one encroaching on the other’s economic importance to the state. Combined, petroleum and renewables are a positive one-two punch for Alaskans, not ideologically opposed platforms locked in some industrial grudge-match.
The Alaska Energy Authority is soliciting grant applications from eligible communities under a new Village Energy Efficiency Program initiative.