KOTZEBUE, Alaska — The White House announced Wednesday that it would launch a $4 million initiative to speed the development of renewable energy in remote Alaskan communities, part of a package of new programs aimed at reducing fossil fuel use and countering climate impacts in the region of the world that is warming the fastest.
The issue of high-cost energy is an acute one in this area of Alaska, where shipping in diesel and gas by barge means residents pay far more to power their homes and run their vehicles than Americans in the lower 48.
Alaskans paid an average of 18.12 cents per kilowatt hour of electricity in 2013, according to federal data — second only to New York and Hawaii — but in this part of Alaska, residents pay as much as $1 per kilowatt hour, according to Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor Reggie Joule. That cost is somewhat offset by a state program aimed at making energy costs more equitable across Alaska.
the thumbs up far exceed the thumbs down. Someone tell somebody at the NRA.
You're suggesting that we take the death toys away from the military?
At first Bush sends you to war to have your arms and legs blown off then he charges you to listen to his canned speeches. Unbelievable.
Who would pay to listen to that knucklehead? Bush should have given it for free at the very least.
Wow, you're too easy to please.
"bombing into submission" really worked wonders in Vietnam. LOL
China's ongoing ecological disaster is unprecedented, unending, and unrepairable. It is also a definitive answer to conservatives in this country who say they want a "smaller government", that is, a government with much-reduced (if not eliminated) power to regulate industry.
The first time Li Gengxuan saw the dump trucks from the nearby factory pull into his village, he could not believe his eyes. Stopping between the cornfields and the primary school playground, the workers dumped buckets of bubbling white liquid onto the ground. Then they turned around and drove right back through the gates of their factory compound without a word. . . . When the dumping began, crops wilted from the white dust, which sometimes rose in clouds several feet off the ground and spread over the fields as the liquid dried. Village farmers began to faint and became ill. . . .
I have a whole brain. I guess that's why I can't see that. Good theory though.
instead of bombs and tree defoliants.
I offer the couple to come to New Jersey to get married. We like to be inclusive and we like the money.
In the United States, presidential job approval ratings were introduced by George Gallup in the late 1930s (probably 1937) to gauge public support for the President of the United States during his term.