Rashah McChesney, Alaska's Energy Desk - Juneau
Welbourn and a few others from Trident joined Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s 10-day trade mission to China. The whole idea was to deepen trade ties between the two countries and Trident is on board with that mission. Listen now
The short meetings were a chance for Alaska businesses to introduce themselves directly to what they hope will be a giant market of new customers. Listen now
China’s top economic adviser returned from a week of trade talks in Washington, D.C. to find Alaska on his doorstep in Beijing.
Representatives from more than 20 business, along with state officials and politicians will leave for China this weekend. There, they’ll peddle everything from baby food to seafood to tourism to Chinese consumers. Listen now
The agreement is one of many the state corporation is negotiating to get the project online by 2025. Listen now
A CDC doctor in Anchorage lays out the zombie apocalypse that could happen in the Arctic. Listen now
The trade mission is part of Walker’s goal to deepen commercial ties with China.
A bill that would have the state issue bonds to pay oil and gas companies is on the move in the legislature. Listen now
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take public comment on its initial scoping for an environmental permit through June. Listen now
Walker also wants to split $1.5 million between the Department of Revenue and the Department of Natural Resources to do legal and financial work on the Alaska LNG project. Listen now
On average, getting technical support from employees in the state’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response can cost between $100-$150 an hour. Listen now
These cash-for-credits recipients used to be kept confidential, but a law passed in 2016 now requires that the state report them. Listen now
What the state owes in tax credit payouts varies wildly from year to year. By paying off the tax credit debt with bonds, the repayment rate would theoretically become predictable. Listen now
The spill reportedly happened inside of a lined container, surrounded by a chain-link fence and barbed wire. A state inspector is on the way to the community.
One senator’s lawsuit over PFDs changed the way the Permanent Fund managers can use investment earnings. Listen now
The state-led LNG export project still needs customers and financing to build $45 billion mega-project. Listen now