by Ted Land
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Gov. Sean Parnell signed a pair of bills into law Wednesday that might allow companies to break ground on large-scale renewable energy projects in Alaska this summer.
Lawmakers in Juneau decided unanimously that the state should do more to promote renewable energy projects such as wind, hydro and geothermal.
Fire Island, just offshore from Kincaid Park, is the site of a much talked-about wind turbine project. Native corporation CIRI says the project could someday power 18,000 Anchorage homes.
"While there's not a lot of activity on the island going on right now there's a lot of work being done internally in our offices to move this project forward," said Margie Brown, CIRI president and CEO.