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.”
Climate Hope in the Community Solar Garden
We are pleased to announce the introduction of our top legislative priority – Community Solar garden legislation – SB 152!
STATEMENT: The Alaska Center supports introduction of community solar legislation
SB 152 opens the door to long-term energy savings, good-paying jobs, and a real pathway towards much-needed energy and economic diversity for all Alaskans.
Another Great Race
The next twelve days could determine whether we are eligible & prepared for a massive investment in clean energy & transportation projects that will save Alaskans billions of dollars.
Sun and Wind 4EVER
HB 121 has a good chance of passing with your support. Stay tuned, but first, get out in that spring sun and feel the 4.5 Billion years of past, present, and future awesomeness on your unique and very special face.
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.