With fall comes crisp nights and falling leaves, but also rising energy costs. Governor Walker proclaimed October 2017 as Alaska Energy Awareness Month, in an effort to bring our focus to the resources we are fortunate to have at our fingertips.
Alaska is home to some of the greatest renewable energy sources in the world. From 2008 to 2015 the Renewable Energy Fund helped create more than 70 renewable energy projects, displacing over 30 million diesel equivalent gallons and generating tens of millions of dollars in savings for consumers.
Energy efficiency, such as switching to LED lights, replacing weather stripping, and using a programmable thermostat offer immediate savings to your household budget. Find more energy savings tips on our website, and learn how REAP staff Shaina Kilcoyne is saving over $500 on electricity bills.
Governor Walker’s Office also announced the winners of the Great Alaska Energy Challenge, a collaborative project with REAP to challenge public facilities to see how much they can save.
REAP appreciates the continued efforts of Governor Walker to bring clean energy to the forefront for the benefit of our economic, social and environmental well-being.