Public comment accepted through Friday on CBJ draft energy plan

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau Chamber of Commerce feels the draft energy plan put forth by the CBJ Commission on Sustainability needs more work.

    Chamber Vice President Eric Eriksen, who also chairs the organization's Government Affairs Committee, commented on Action Line this week.

    "In comparing this idea of what is a plan to the economic plan that's coming out, one of the concerns we have is that this maybe should be repackaged. It's really a report of ideas; it hasn't solidified a comprehensive approach and impact to citizens in our community as a whole. I think it's a great step forward in planning, but I think there's more needed. One of the elements of those is comparison of the ideas that are brought forward; there's not a lot of financial information in the plan, so, as a business community, we often are planning. Economics are often an important part of our strategy to get to where we're going. I think we need to take a step back and take a look at what we want to accomplish."

    Public comment on the draft Energy Plan has been extended until Friday, September 2nd.

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