Topic: Events

Infrastructure is often the key to Alaska’s greatest opportunities. Dave Gamez and Tor Anderzen with the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will provide a briefing on Alaska’s Infrastructure Report Card. Commissioner John MacKinnon with the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will provide an outlook for efforts to maintain, improve, and […]

In 2022, Alaskan voters will vote in the state’s first open top-four primaries for governor, state legislative seats, and congressional offices. We’ve invited Eric McGhee, a senior fellow with the Public Policy Institute of California, to join us for a forum on open primaries. McGhee’s research focuses on elections, legislative behavior, political reform, and surveys and polling. […]

CWN Presents Election Reform: Does Alaska Need It? This program has been postponed Wednesday, March 4th 12:00pm-1:00pm The Petroleum Club of Anchorage 3301 C Street Unfortunately, we are postponing Wednesday’s forum due to the changing travel plans of our keynote speaker. Mark your calendar for our forum on April 1st when Professor Ralph Townsend, director […]

Increasing Power Generation for the Railbelt Bob DayManager of Bradley Lake HydroHomer Electric Association Friday, February 21st noon-1pm Alaska Communications Business Technology Center600 E 36th Avenue(next to Pita Pit restaurant)Google map Download Bob’s PowerPoint Presentation. Bob will discuss the Bradley Lake hydroelectric power generation station and the Battle Creek Diversion and their contribution to Railbelt […]

State Retirement System Funding Mike Barnhill Deputy Commissioner of Revenue Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Friday, February 21st 8am-9am Deputy Commissioner Mike Barnhill will dial in from Juneau to discuss the funding status of the State’s retirement systems, what guidelines the State uses to determine funding sufficiency, and what the administration recommends to ensure pension obligations […]

Energy Action CoalitionCreating the Railbelt Reliability Council Julie EsteyDirector of External AffairsMatanuska Electric AssociationFriday, February 28thBP Energy Center1014 Energy Ct.(Google map)The PowerPoint can be downloaded here. Julie Estey, director of external affairs for Matanuska Electric Association, will give us a briefing on the establishment of the Railbelt Reliability Council, the legislation being considered, and the […]

Energy Action Coalition   Climate Leadership Council’s Carbon Dividend Plan   with Ryan Costello, Managing Director of Americans for Carbon Dividends Catrina Rorke, Vice President of Research for the Climate Leadership Council     Wednesday, February 5th Noon-1pm   Alaska USA Federal Credit Union 500 W 36th Avenue room 201 Download the PowerPoint here. The […]

Fiscal Policy Study Group Strategies for Inflation-Proofing the Permanent Fund Craig Richards Chair of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees Friday, January 31st 8am-9am BP Energy Center 900 E. Benson Blvd. (Map) Building opens at 7:45am Craig will discuss the Permanent Fund’s efforts to optimize the fund to provide a sustainable POMV payment […]

Energy Action Coalition Willow Solar Farm Project with Jenn Miller, CEO Chris Colbert, CFO Renewable IPP, LLC Friday, January 17th Noon-1pm Alaska USA Federal Credit Union 500 W 36th Avenue room 201 The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here. Join us for a briefing on the Willow Solar Farm Project. The facility is a 1.2 […]

Fiscal Policy Study Group with Senator Natasha von Imhof Representative Jennifer Johnston Alaska Housing Finance Corporation 4300 Boniface Pkwy Last Friday ISER Director Ralph Townsend gave a thought-provoking presentation on the policy options and implications for use of Permanent Fund earnings. Of particular interest is the impact that inflation-proofing the fund may have on Fund […]