Board member Don Stiles made the motion. He said, “Communities throughout the region are stuck with high energy costs while the rest of the country is benefiting from low prices in fuel.”
Oil prices continue to fall around the state. But even as crude prices plummet, rural Alaskans are unlikely to see major savings this winter.
30 bags of oily waste were recovered from contaminated ice near Shishmaref, but the source of the petroleum leak remains unknown.
“Basically we need to figure out how to get $1 million closer than we are today,” Utility Manager John Handeland said of the group’s 2015 budget.
The City Council and the Nome Joint Utility grappled with the details of a $2.2 million line of credit at a special session Friday, Nov. 14.
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The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from Alaska Native tribes and corporations as it puts together a 10-year renewable energy plan for the Arctic.
It was a busy week for the Port of Nome, as two fuel tankers delivered diesel and jet fuel to the city and harbormaster Lucas Stotts prepared for an order of ammonium nitrate later in the month.
Despite attacks from fiscal conservatives in Congress, funding for the Denali Commission has been secured for 2015. Federal Co-Chair of the agency explains what’s at stake if money is cut.
The first spill response drill conducted by the state, fuel shippers, and cleanup crews in the Bering Strait has given a measure for how much is still unknown about handling to oil spills in the region.