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Energy guide identifies energy options for communities across the state


January 21, 2009

(from left) Alaska Governor Sarah Palin addressed a filled room flanked by Revenue Commissioner Pat Galvin, Governor's Press Secretary Bill McAllister, Alaska Energy Coordinator Steve Haagenson and Special Assistant to the Governor Joe Balash as they present the new Statewide Energy Plan in a press conference at the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) building in downtown Anchorage on January 16, 2009.
Photo courtesy Office of the Governor

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Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on Friday praised energy coordinator Steve Haagenson and the Alaska Energy Authority for the release of their comprehensive guide to energy in Alaska. The guide, Alaska Energy - - A First Step Toward Energy Independence, identifies energy options for communities across the state.

"While lower crude oil prices are reducing the costs of energy today, we must remain committed to achieving energy security for our future economic well-being," Governor Palin said.

The guide identifies and prioritizes energy projects; puts into place legal and government structures needed to allow them to go forward; and identifies potential funding sources.

"This tool will focus each community on their relative options for generating electricity and heat through the use of locally available resources," said Haagenson.

The plan calls for Alaskans, the Legislature, local and regional governments, the University of Alaska and the private sector to work together to ensure that by 2025 half of the state's electricity comes from renewable sources.


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Alaska Energy - - A First Step Toward Energy Independence

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