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Sen. Murkowski Applauds House Action to Approve Energy Efficiency Legislation

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today applauded action taken by the House to approve, by voice vote, energy efficiency legislation authored by Sens. Portman, R-Ohio, and Shaheen, D-N.H. The Energy Efficiency Improvement Act of 2015 would promote increased energy efficiency for grid enabled water heaters and in buildings and is now on its way to President Obama for his signature

Milestone Reached With AHFC’s Home Energy Rebate Program

ANCHORAGE, AK - August 7, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- When Ryan Debonis from Eagle River received a check for $7,500 from Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) for building to the highest efficiency standard available at time of new construction, 5 Star Plus, he became the 2,000th recipient of a 5 Star Plus rebate. Aside from receiving the rebate Dubonis will benefit from lower energy bills year-round due to more energy efficient construction.

Murkowski Welcomes Renewable Energy Grants for Alaska Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. - June 21, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today announced the awarding of $178,000 in U.S. Forest Service grants for renewable energy projects to the Chilkoot Indian Association and the Ketchikan Gateway Borough.

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Expands Home Energy Rebate Program to make more Alaskans eligible...

January 14, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska homeowners who used the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Home Energy Rebate Program or 5 Star Plus New Home Rebate Program and have since built or purchased a new or existing home are eligible for a new rebate.

New Report: $125 Million in Energy Cost Savings Possible for Publicly-Owned Buildings in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK - October 30, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) released today the first in-depth report about public facility energy usage in Alaska, paving the way for better understanding of this issue. The report was completed after conducting comprehensive energy audits on 327 State, municipal and school district-owned buildings using American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. Based on the collected data, it is estimated that more than 5,000 publicly owned buildings exist in Alaska. The estimated energy cost to the public each year totals approximately $641,245,000. At the average projected savings of $25,000 per building per year, potential savings generated from energy-efficient improvements could total $125 million.

Begich Introduces Renewable Energy Research Legislation

July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Begich today re-introduced his Renewable Energy Environmental Research Act, a bill designed to promote renewable energy research. Co-sponsored by Sen. Olympia Snowe, (R-ME), the bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to implement a research program designed to collect, monitor, and distribute environmental data to assist development of renewable energy, particularly related to ocean energy

AHFC’s Home Energy Rebate Program Receives National Recognition ACEEE Designates Alaska’s Program One of...

ANCHORAGE, AK - October 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently announced that AHFC's Home Energy Rebate Program is one of the exceptional state-led energy-efficiency programs in the United States. ACEEE recognized a total of just 18 top programs from 14 states. AHFC's Home Energy Rebate Program received one of 10 honorable mentions awarded

Appliance Rebates Available for Qualified Alaskans

ANCHORAGE, AK - June 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaskans with disabilities have ample opportunity to qualify for the special appliance rebate program being funded by a $658,000 grant from the federal Department of Energy and administered statewide by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation

Secretary Chu Announces Funding for Clean Energy Projects on Tribal Lands and Alaska Villages

Anchorage, AK - August 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced up to $13.6 million in multi-year funding for new clean energy projects on tribal lands. Thirty-six Native American tribes and Alaska villages have been selected to receive awards that will advance renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency and conservation projects on tribal lands and rural Alaska villages.

Alaska Releases Energy Guide, Sets Renewable Energy Goal

January 23, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — On January 16, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin announced the release of an energy guide that identifies energy options for the state. In a region where residents rely heavily on diesel generators, the guide aims to help Alaskans reduce their use of diesel and reach a goal of generating 50 percent of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2025

Alaskan Seafood Processor fined $38,000 for Polluting the Kenai River

Kenai, AK – August 28, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Salamatof Seafoods Inc. (Salamatof), an Alaskan seafood processor plant located in Kenai, Alaska has agreed to pay a $38,000 penalty to settle alleged federal Clean Water Act violations.

Stevens Votes in Support of Housing Relief Package with Amendment Promoting Renewable Energy Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 11, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Senate today passed housing stimulus legislation (H.R. 3221) designed to provide tax breaks to certain underperforming companies and for purchasing foreclosed homes. The Foreclosure Prevention Act includes a provision co-sponsored by Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that extends tax incentives to encourage the production of renewable energy.

REP. Young Addresses Energy Summit Looks to Alaska’s Energy Future

Washington, D.C. - July 31, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — Alaskan Congressman Don Young spoke this morning at the Arctic Energy Summit organized by the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation. Rep. Young, the Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources which has oversight on OCS and ANWR, spoke on the importance of utilizing the abundance of energy potential in our nation, from coal, oil, and natural gas to biomass, geothermal, and hydropower

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FERC Proposal Would Roll Back Land Use Fee Hikes for Alaska...

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today welcomed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) proposal of a new method to calculate annual charges for hydropower projects on federal lands in Alaska. FERC is seeking comment on the use of a statewide average per-acre land value rather than a regional per-acre land value, which would reduce recent land use fee increases and help lower the cost of future projects.