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Golden Valley Electric Association officials and other utility executives around the state say the Alaska Energy Authority’s recent purchase of a power line on the Kenai Peninsula will benefit ratepayers, because it’ll enable more reliable transmission of cheap hydropower to the state’s Railbelt utilities.


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The eastern Interior town of Tok has Alaska’s first and only electric-powered school bus. The vehicle has in use since mid-October, and it was put to the test earlier this month, when it transported students without any problem after the temperature had dropped to 35 below.


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The Alaska Energy Authority is asking Alaskans for ideas on how to use money from a lawsuit settlement to help improve air quality in the state by replacing diesel engines in certain kinds of trucks, buses, locomotives, marine vessels and other equipment. Suggestions and comments must be received by July 1st.


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About 400 people from around Alaska and elsewhere converged on the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center Tuesday to talk about how residents of the state’s rural and remote communities can reduce high energy costs during the 20th Rural Energy Conference.


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Alaska rates near the bottom in a nationwide survey on how states are improving energy-efficiency programs. But a state energy official says the survey may not be giving Alaska enough credit for the programs it has put in place in recent years.