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Alaska

Benefits from Proposed Energy Projects
Upfront Investment (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $22,100,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $7,400,000,000
Average Annual Jobs                               47,800

First Year of Operations (total of all projects)
Total Economic Output (in PDV)          $3,200,000,000
Employment Earnings (in PDV)            $600,000,000
Average Jobs Created in Year 1           12,500

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Fire Island Wind Project, Alaska

STATUS: In progress TYPE: Wind OPPOSITION: Federal Aviation Administration, Chugach Electric Association PROSPECTS: Likely BACKGROUND:  The $200 million project is located on Fire Island, an island west of Anchorage.  The project will consist of 33 GE XLE 1.6 megawatt wind … Continue reading

Homer Electric Association Falls Creek Hydropower Plant, AK

STATUS: In progress, with opposition TYPE: Hydropower OPPOSITION: Friends of Cooper Landing, a non-governmental NIMBY organization. PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Nonprofit Homer Electric Association (“HEA”) and its for-profit partner, Wind Energy of Alaska doing business as Kenai Hydro Limited Liability Corp. … Continue reading

Homer Electric Association Grant Lake Hydropower Plant, AK

STATUS: In progress TYPE: Hydropower OPPOSITION: Friends of Cooper Landing, a non-governmental NIMBY organization. PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: Nonprofit Homer Electric Association (“HEA”) and its for-profit partner, Wind Energy of Alaska doing business as Kenai Hydro Limited Liability Corp. (“KHL”), secured … Continue reading

Homer Electric Association Ptarmigan Lake Hydropower Plant, AK

STATUS: Killled TYPE: Hydropower OPPOSITION: Friends of Cooper Landing, a non-governmental NIMBY organization   PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: Nonprofit Homer Electric Association (“HEA”) and its for-profit partner, Wind Energy of Alaska doing business as Kenai Hydro Limited Liability Corp. (“KHL”), secured … Continue reading

Homer Electric Association Crescent Lake Hydropower Plant, AK

STATUS: Killed TYPE: Hydropower OPPOSITION: Friends of Cooper Landing, a non-governmental NIMBY organization. PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: Nonprofit Homer Electric Association (“HEA”) and its for-profit partner, Wind Energy of Alaska doing business as Kenai Hydro Limited Liability Corp. (“KHL”), secured a … Continue reading

Matanuska Electric Association, AK

STATUS: Postponed in 2007 until at least 2012 TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: City of Matanuska; Sierra Club; Friends of Mat-Su PROSPECTS: Unlikely BACKGROUND: The Palmer-based electric cooperative planned to build two 100-megawatt power plants, one fired by coal for base power … Continue reading

The Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation Coal-to-Liquids Plant, AK

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Environmental: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The proposed $2-6 billion plant would produce 20,000-40,000 barrels of liquid fuel per day from both coal and biomass. The plant would provide a solution to … Continue reading

Alaska Natural Resources-to-Liquids LLC

STATUS: In progress with opposition TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club; Cook Inletkeeper PROSPECTS: Indeterminate BACKGROUND: The Alaska Natural Resources-to-Liquids LLC project is estimated to cost $5 billion. The project would consist of a 300 mega-watt coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant near the … Continue reading

Agrium Corporation’s Kenai Blue Sky Project, AK

STATUS: Canceled TYPE: Coal OPPOSITION: Sierra Club PROSPECTS: Dead BACKGROUND:   In 2000, Agrium Corp, a Canadian chemical company, purchased the Nikiski fertilizer plant.  Soon after, rising prices and tight supplies for natural gas, which the plant used to produce urea … Continue reading

Quickly and Efficiently

It is the Chamber’s position that siting and permitting laws be streamlined so that decisions are made quickly and efficiently.  Unfortunately, as this site proves again and again, this is not the case.  The entire process is ripe for abuse, … Continue reading