Sen. Murkowski Applauds Energy Efficiency Leadership of Rural Communities in Alaska

Department of Energy Recognizes 64 Alaskan Communities as Community Efficiency Champions

Washington, D.C. – February 18, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today applauded 64 rural communities for being recognized as “Community Efficiency Champions” by the Department of Energy’s Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency Competition (RACEE Competition).

“This is great news and further confirms that Alaska is leading the way for the rest of the world when it comes to energy innovation,” Murkowski said. “We have some of the highest energy prices in the country which is why it’s so important to promote energy innovation. By being designated as ‘Community Efficiency Champions,’ rural Alaska communities are one step closer to receiving the tools needed to further save money on energy costs.”

Murkowski, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, received the news at the committee’s field hearing in Bethel, Alaska with Energy Secretary Moniz and five of her Senate colleagues, Sens. Barrasso, R-Wyo., Cantwell, D-Wash., Capito, R-W.Va., Daines, R-Mont., and King, I-Maine.

The 64 communities in rural Alaska, recognized as “Community Efficiency Champions,” will now be eligible for technical assistance in phase two of the Department of Energy’s RACEE Competition. The full list of eligible communities is below.

Village of Akhiok

City of Shishmaref

Village of Northway

Village of Chuathbaluk

City of Brevig Mission

City of Sand Point

City of Port Lions

City of Atka

City of Adak

Village of Noatak

Village of Rampart

Village of Quinhagak

Minto Village Council

City of Akutan

Village of Kaktovik

Village of Point Hope

Kongiganak

Village of Nondalton

Village of Ambler

Village of Holy Cross

Village of Kiana

City of Kotlik

City of Scammon Bay

City of Aleknagik

City of Platinum

City of Clarks Point

City of Deering

Village of Gakona

City of Noorvik

Village of Anaktuvuk

Village of Kwigillingok

City of Tanana

Village of Eyak

Karluk Tribal Council

City of Galena

City of Toksook Bay

Village of Ouzinkie

City of Shungnak

Village of Kivalina

Village of Kipnuk

Village of Selawik

Village of Buckland

Village of Kake

Village of Chevak

Village of Tanacross

Village of Levelock

Village of False Pass

Village of Tununak

City of Pelican

Village of Saxman

Borough of Haines

Village of Kotzebue

Village of Klawock

Village of Akiak

Village of Hooper Bay

Village of Chignik Lagoon

Village of Yakutat

Village of Chefornak

Village of Kasaan

Kalskag

Tuntutuliak

Chinik Eskimo Community -City of Golovin

Ruby

Village of Angoon

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