Alaskans must fight for renewable energy
September 13, 2010
An editorial by CLEM TILLION in the Anchorage Daily News: We Alaskans are a spirited bunch, independent, capable, with plenty of backbone when confronting difficulties. It’s time to show some of that fortitude. We’re facing a fundamental dilemma. Alaska, like the rest of the nation, needs energy. But the fossil fuels we rely on so heavily are becoming scarce, cost too much, and when carbon dioxide emissions get absorbed by the ocean, our fisheries are threatened. Logic dictates earnest investment in Alaska’s renewable resources.
There is a wealth of energy waiting to be tapped by hydroelectric dams, wind farms, tidal generators and solar panels, plus atomic if needed. Not far from Anchorage lies yet another source of unlimited energy — the geothermal potential beneath Mount Spurr. Read more