Photo courtesy qayaq, Flickr, August 7, 2008

Energy projects are sized based on what market they supply. Typically, economics drive them to be as large as possible to meet the need. It is more expensive to construct, hook up and operate 10 or 20 10 MW electrical generators than it is to build a single plant capable of producing 100 – 200 MW, if for no other reason than we have to man and supply all those individual plants.

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Internal polling for the Mother Ship that is the Mark Begich for US Senate campaign must be showing things that are worrisome to our Boy Senator, as they ran a vicious and untrue ad blasting away at his Republican opponent Dan Sullivan last weekend.

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The following was submitted to Fish Alaska Magazine in response to an article in their Aug/Sept 2014 issue by Dave Atcheson, an author who works with Trout Unlimited. It was entitled “A Pebble Mine Update” and was printed on page 6 of the issue.

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We’ve had a flurry of columns in Anchorage claiming the FairTax hurts low-wage workers or benefits only the rich. The real story is a lot more positive and the low-wage worker should look forward to the replacement of the grossly unfair payroll and income taxes with the FairTax.

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Regulatory capture has taken place right now, today when a group of extremely wealthy Americans and their tax exempt foundations end up controlling a government agency – in this case, the EPA.

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