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By Liz Ruskin | APRN: Alaska utilities and policymakers are puzzling over President Obama’s proposal to cut carbon pollution from power plants and what the rules would mean for Alaska. Around the country, the proposal is viewed as a push to get states to clean up their coal plants, but that may not be the easiest […] Read More

By Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce: President Barack Obama has long touted an “all of the above” energy strategy for America. In Western Alaska, a small group of villages is putting the rhetoric to work. By implementing a complex power management system in four Kuskokwim Bay-area communities, the team at Intelligent Energy Systems has […] Read More

By Coral Davenport | The New York Times:  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Monday announced one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. The […] Read More

By Tara Young | Alaska Dispatch: The remote village of Igiugig at the mouth of the Kvichak River on huge Lake Iliamna in Southwest Alaska believes in self-determination, including its energy supplies. With climate change in the Arctic creating more storms and more coastal erosion, the villagers are working to find sustainable ways to create energy and food. […] Read More

By Tuan C. Nguyen | Smithsonian.com: As oil companies drill ever deeper to meet the world’s thirst for fuel, a new wave of clean energy entrepreneurs are also searching far and wide for sources—but in the opposite direction. That’s because as you go higher, ground friction diminishes, giving way to increasingly stronger winds; at extreme elevations, […] Read More

By Tux Turkel | Portland Press Herald: Chris Sauer was speaking at a 2007 energy conference in Anchorage, Alaska, about his ambitions to test a marine power generator in the massive tides of Cook Inlet when a participant asked if the design could be downsized for rivers. That turned out to be a prescient question […] Read More

By Elwood Brehmer | Alaska Journal of Commerce: Alaska has a love-hate relationship with its energy. Every year Alaskans wait with bated breath for the PFD announcement — their personal share of the state’s oil wealth. While clean, reliable hydropower provides inexpensive electricity to Southeast, residents of the Interior and Western Alaska struggle to afford $5 […] Read More

REAP Staff: Anchorage, Alaska – The Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) based in Anchorage, Alaska and the Island Institute, located in Rockland, Maine, are pleased to announce they been chosen to receive a three-year competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) to launch the Islanded Grid Wind Regional Resource Center.  This self-sustaining knowledge center […] Read More

By Pat Forgey | The Alaska Dispatch: JUNEAU — Alaskans love big projects, but some in Juneau are coming to grips with the realization that the state’s wants may exceed — even far exceed — its diminishing resources. The state’s billions of dollars in budget surpluses have resulted in $17 billion in available savings, but now […] Read More

By North American Wind Power: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced six Wind Energy Regional Resource Centers, selected through a competitive process administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Working closely with the DOE and NREL’s broader outreach and education programs, these centers will aim to provide accurate, impartial information about challenges facing wind deployment […] Read More