Energy

Expensive energy suffocates economies. Southeast needs to develop new energy resources, improve energy efficiency, and encourage electrical interdependence. Investing in energy infrastructure is an investment in the Southeast Alaska economy.

  • I will lobby to qualify Southeast Alaska hydro as "renewable" in the eyes of the federal government.
  • I strongly believe in the Power Cost Equalization program.
  • I will work (and have worked) to encourage grant applications from Southeast utilities to the Alaska Renewable Energy Fund and Emerging Energy Technology Fund.
  • I believe there is a lot of potential for biomass energy at both a residential and institutional scale.
  • I support Alaska Energy Authority and Alaska Housing Finance programs that fund energy efficiency and weatherization improvements.