Monthly Archives: January 2013

From REAP: Clean Energy Forum this Wednesday

Wednesday, January 9th
6:00 – 8:00 pm | Anchorage Museum Auditorium | 625 C Street (use 7th Ave. entrance)
Join us THIS WEDNESDAY, January 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for another Clean Energy Forum. Chris Rose, Executive Director of Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), will give an update on current energy projects, policies, and programs in Alaska. His presentation will also include outlook for future renewable energy and energy efficiency development in the state, and highlight REAP’s education efforts for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session.
Not in Anchorage, but still want to attend the forum? Click HERE to register for our live Webinar.
2012-2013 Clean Energy Lecture Series
Join REAP on the second Wednesday of each month at the Anchorage Museum Auditorium for our FREE Clean Energy Forums. Click HERE for a complete list of forum dates and topics.

From ISER: Maximum Sustainable Yield FY 2014 Update

Research Matters No. 67.  Maximum Sustainable Yield: FY 2014 Update

Scott Goldsmith, Professor emeritus of economics at ISER, compiled a paper detailing Alaska’s fiscal state in FY 2014 and the possible outcomes should the state continue down a similar path in the future.

Goldsmith estimates that the state government can afford to spend around $5.5 billion in FY 2014. This number is based on current figures reflecting the value of Alaska’s petroleum nest egg, which is valued at $149 billion. Of course, the value of this nest egg can fluctuate depending on a number of factors. Depending on whether or not the state over-spends this year, as it has in recent years, Alaska could be on track for an economic crisis after 2023. Goldsmith offers recommendations for getting back on course within the paper. You can read the full paper by clicking here.

Any questions concerning the paper can be emailed to