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Murkowski Secures Funding for Water Projects and Energy Innovation

The U.S. Senate passed the first funding bill of the year, the FY17 Energy and Water Appropriations bill in a vote of 90-8. This is the first time since 2009 the U.S. Senate has passed this appropriations measure on the floor as a standalone bill under regular order. The measure will fund U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs and critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Energy Department Announces Technical Assistance for Self-Sufficiency and Lower Energy Costs for Rural Alaska...

At the Rural Energy Conference in Fairbanks, AK, today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced 13 recipients of Remote Alaska Communities Energy Efficiency (RACEE) technical assistance, and released its “Sustainable Energy Solutions for Rural Alaska” report.

More than 40,000 Alaskans participate in Home Energy Rebate Program

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) today announces the closure of the waitlist to new participants in the Home Energy Rebate program. The closure of the waitlist is effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 201

GOV. APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF INTERIOR ENERGY BILL

Governor Bill Walker applauded the Alaska Legislature today for passing his Interior Energy Project bill, HB 105, which will allow the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority to pursue options other than trucking liquefied natural gas from the North Slope to provide low-cost energy to Interior residents

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.

AHFC Introduces $10,000 Six Star Rebate and Incentivizes Greater Home Energy Efficiency Standards

ANCHORAGE, AK - June 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Under new program changes adopted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), beginning July 1, 2013, Alaska homeowners participating in the Home Energy Rebate Program for new construction may qualify for a “6 Star” energy rating. The sixth star will be awarded for homes that meet the highest energy rating, and may be rewarded with a $10,000 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 Launches Facebook Contest for Pet Lovers

ANCHORAGE, AK - July 12, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) launched a Facebook contest to encourage Alaskans to upload photos of their pet from today through July 24th. After July 24th, participants will be asked to vote on all of the photographs entered, and the pet with the most votes will be illustrated in the next AHFC television ad.

Custom IDX solution delivers comprehensive online property search to Alaska home seekers

EUGENE, OR - June 20, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Advanced online search features are now available on the Prudential Jack White Vista Realty website of real estate broker Linda Hopp. Anchorage, Alaska properties are integrated directly onto the IDX enabled search pages Hopp hosts, creating a dynamic search page that is easily accessible to area home seekers. Potential buyers can quickly scan the Alaska MLS (AKMLS) from the comfort of their own home and the convenience of the website Hopp hosts, thanks to IDX Broker.

Broker Jim Moore simplifies online Alaska property search with addition of IDX Broker software

EUGENE, OR - May 24, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. is pleased to welcome Broker Jim Moore of The Realty Company to the growing network of real estate professionals using the revolutionary IDX Broker software on their websites. Moore now hosts a dynamic search page, syncing his website with thousands of Lexington Bluegrass MLS (LBAR) listings instantly. The innovative search capabilities Moore now supports on his website have forever changed the way his clients and other Alaska home seekers search for properties online.

Alaska real estate search simplified for agents, brokers and potential buyers with IDX Broker...

EUGENE, OR - March 1, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX, Inc. and Nancy Davis have joined forces to revolutionize the online Sitka, Alaska real estate search. As a member of the Southeast Alaska MLS (SEAKMLS), Davis has long had access to thousands of detailed property listings. Now, the same level of accessibility once reserved only for real estate agents and brokers can be experienced by clients of Davis conveniently on her website. IDX Broker software affords Davis the unique ability to sync her thorough and comprehensive search page directly to the SEAKMLS database of listings.

David Ernst integrates IDX solution onto real estate website, simplifying the online property search

EUGENE, OR - February 17, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, IDX, Inc. announces David Ernst as the latest real estate professional to join the growing network of agents and brokers who have chosen to update their websites with IDX Broker software. Ernst, a Louisville, Alaska agent, has adopted a customizable IDX solution for his dynamic search page, automatically syncing it with thousands of Metro Search MLS listings. Home seekers can now experience a revolutionary online property search by utilizing the IDX enabled search functions Ernst hosts.

IDX solution matches the dedication of real estate broker Nancy Davis to serving her...

EUGENE, OR - October 7, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- IDX Broker software is now enabled on the website of Nancy Davis with Davis Realty of Sitka Alaska. Thanks to her partnership with IDX, Inc. the innovative IDX solution can easily be displayed and utilized on her professional website. With the additional Southeast Alaska (SEAKMLS) MLS listings, thousands of properties are automatically synced to the website Davis hosts, giving her clients and other Alaskan home seekers the unique ability to experience a comprehensive property search online. Never before has such an easy-to-use real estate solution been so widely accessible and available to potential buyers, as now thanks to Davis and her IDX solution.

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

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