Alaska electricity rates in December 2016 averaged 20.44 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 60 percent more than the 12.75 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in December 2016.
Alaska natural gas rates in November 2016 averaged 9.73 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 10 percent less than the 10.76 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in November 2016.
Much of Alaska is known for cold, dark winters, but the Department of Energy says that solar energy could be a viable source of energy in rural regions …
While coal consumption as an electricity source dropped in almost every U.S. state from 2007 to 2015, IN, OH & PA saw the largest decreases.
The U.S. DOE will be funding clean energy projects in two dozen American Indian and Alaska Native communities, it announced yesterday.