2010 Alaska Renewable Energy Fair 

We look forward to seeing everyone next year – Aug. 13, 2011!

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6th annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair recap

Thanks to all the sponsors and vendors and volunteers who made the 2010 fair a great success. We had a great turnout despite the rain. Performances by local musicians kept the crowd hopping and youngsters (and some not so young) enjoyed the face painting, obstacle course and free hula hooping. The crowds also got to check out the many informational booths, displays of hybrid and electric-powered vehicles and motorcycles, and packed the lineup of workshops from tidal and wind power to do-it-yourself biodiesel and eating local food. (See the photos from the fair on our Flickr page)

Iowa Gov. Chet Culver speaks to a crowd at the 5th annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair on Aug. 1, 2009. Culver was one of the many speakers presenting at the fair, which also features food, music and informational booths.

Speakers, electric vehicles highlights of 2009 renewable energy fair

A 1978 electric-powered drag-racing Pinto was one of the many exhibts at the 2009 Alaska Renewable Energy Fair.

More than 2,500 people came out for the 5th annual Alaska Renewable Energy Fair held Aug. 1 on the downtown park strip on what turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan spoke at the event as did Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, who was the keynote speaker. Culver spoke extensively about Iowa’s experience in investing in renewable energy and the pay off it has had for his state. Iowa is now a worldwide leader in wind energy, using it to produce 15 percent of the state’s electricity, he said. That makes Iowa second only to Denmark in the world in the percent of total electricity coming from wind power. The state, thanks to state-sponsored incentives, has also bolstered its economy by becoming a magnet for wind power-manufacturing companies including international firms like Siemens Windpower A/S, Clipper Windpower, TPI Composites, ACCIONA Energy and Hendricks Industries.

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Renewable Energy Alaska Project is a coalition of energy stakeholders working to facilitate the development of renewable energy in Alaska through collaboration, education, training, and advocacy.