Alaska electricity rates in August 2017 averaged 21.80 cents per kilowatthour -- an estimated 65 percent more than the 13.19 cents per kilowatthour average rate in the U.S. overall in August 2017.
Alaska natural gas rates in August 2017 averaged 13.40 dollars per thousand cubic feet -- an estimated 26 percent less than the 18.09 dollars per thousand cubic feet average rate in the nation overall in August 2017.
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.