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Energy Efficiency Month

WHEREAS, dependable, abundant and affordable energy is critical to Alaska’s economic prosperity and quality of life.

WHEREAS, residents across the state are facing record-high energy prices.

WHEREAS, Alaska’s residents are paying the highest gasoline prices in the United States today, and bulk fuel rates are so high in some regions that families must choose whether to heat their homes or to feed their families.

WHEREAS, Alaskans will be increasingly looking to alternative energy sources such as hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, biomass and solar for long-term, low-cost power.

WHEREAS, the state of Alaska recently appropriated $100 million for a renewable energy fund which will finance renewable energy projects to reduce the cost of energy to Alaskans.

WHEREAS, the state of Alaska appropriated $300 million for home energy improvements including weatherization.

WHEREAS, many Alaskans across the state will be able to save money with lower energy bills as a direct result of weatherizing their homes.

WHEREAS, Alaskans can help lower their costs now by conserving energy and by using existing energy more efficiently at work, at home and on the road.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sarah Palin, Governor of the state of Alaska, do hereby proclaim September 2008 as:

Energy Efficiency Month

in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to join me in making energy efficiency and conservation a more important part of our daily lives.

Dated: August 25, 2008

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