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Posted September 1, 2015Today in Energy

Alaska increases wind power capacity in utility-scale and distributed-scale projects ›

Although wind power provided less than 3% of Alaska's electric power generation in 2014, Alaska's wind power capacity has increased 20-fold between 2007 and 2014, growing from 3 megawatts (MW) to 60 MW. This increase is notable in light of the challenges of installing and connecting large wind generators, specifically the high costs of expanding electricity transmission infrastructure in the least densely populated state. More


Source: EIA, U.S. Energy Mapping System

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WTI crude oil futures price

8/31/2015: $49.20/bbl

up$10.96 from week earlier
down$46.76 from year earlier

Natural gas futures price

8/31/2015: $2.689/mmBtu

up$0.039 from week earlier
down$1.376 from year earlier

Retail gasoline price

8/31/2015: $2.510/gal

down$0.127 from week earlier
down$0.949 from year earlier

Retail diesel price

8/31/2015: $2.514/gal

down$0.047 from week earlier
down$1.300 from year earlier

Weekly coal production

8/22/2015: 18.455 million tons

up0.160 million tons from week earlier
down1.314 million tons from year earlier

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