Tying off the winter session of the 33rd Alaska State Legislature as well as his time with The Alaska Center, Louie says “Be excellent to each other.”
The unchecked leaks: Tax Loopholes, and Sliding Scale Credits
SB 114 is a reasonable proposal – it would have Hilcorp pay the same tax that the other majors, Exxon and Conoco, are already paying. It makes fiscal sense, gets us out of our deficit problem, and would make a rounding error dent in the profit of our major oil companies.
Our Piece of the Pie
There is a $27 Billion pie to be allocated to energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean transportation, battery storage projects, and more. Take action, voice your support for the state Green Bank!
Wing-and-a-Prayer budgeting for DEC
The Department of Environmental Conservation hopes to sell the State Legislature on a costly program to take over responsibility for federal permitting of wetland development.
The House xerox copies bad voting bills from the Senate super-minority
Numerous bills have been sponsored recently that all have a familiar theme: make it harder and more complicated for Alaskans to vote, and to elevate the phantasm of widespread voter fraud.
An RPS Revival
The Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) policy has been revived, and it’s time we move in an orderly fashion into the future that is renewable energy guided by a clear RPS policy.
Do Your Damnedest, and Fight
“It’s the plugging away that will win you the day, So don’t be a piker, old pard! Just draw on your grit; it’s so easy to quit: It’s the keeping-your-chin-up that’s hard.”
The Good The Bad And The Attack On Democracy
Several bills have been filed in the AK Legislature pertaining to voting rights and elections, we are geared up to support the good and fight the bad.
Don’t let the sun go down on the Renewable Energy Fund
The REF has proven to be an effective and important tool to get funding out across Alaska toward renewable energy projects.
Tall Mike tap dances carbon policy?
Devoting time, energy, & resources to this will be a delicate dance; we have yet to see this Gov hit the ballroom floor. Is he a secret Fred Astaire?