Energy Crisis

Energy Crisis

  • I will take immediate steps to get economical energy to Alaska’s communities
  • Trucking LNG from the North Slope to Fairbanks can be done in two years reducing the cost of energy in Fairbanks. Another option should be considered to bring LNG to the Interior via the Alaska Railroad from Cook Inlet. The Alaska Railroad has done extensive work on this concept and it appears to be another viable solution for reducing energy costs in the interior.
  • With lower price of gas coming off gas from the North Slope or via the Alaska Railroad from Cook Inlet, it could be distributed to those rural Alaska communities on the river system as well as highway communities at a significantly reduced price.

Alaskans cannot continue to pay these exorbitant prices for energy and wait for Alaska to start over and over and still not come up with a solution for economical energy. As governor, I will take immediate steps and use every power in the office of the Governor to get economical energy to Alaska’s communities.

Fairbanks is but one example of an area in desperate need of affordable energy. The crisis extends statewide, including Southeast. There; although some communities benefit from hydroelectric infrastructure, there are too many communities still relying entirely on diesel generation for power supply resulting in very high energy costs.

As a result of ACES, Alaska has billions in savings. Some of that money should be used to address the energy crisis immediately.