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Powering Forward: Presidential and Executive Agency Actions to Drive Clean Energy in America
A diverse and influential group of energy leaders from across the United States drafted up more than 200 ideas on how the federal government can help promote clean energy and prevent climate change.

Alaska Energy Authority Grant Recommendation Program Impact Evaluation Report Summarizes energy savings, avoided emissions and costs and benefits from Renewable Energy Grants Recommendation Program.

Economic Impacts of Advanced Energy: U.S. and Global Market Size, Economic Impact, Tax Revenue Generation, Key Trends and Representative Companies

Snapshot: The Home Energy Rebate Program
If homeowners spend the $22 million in savings locally, that spending generates about 240 jobs a year.The job figure is based on a multiplier that estimates $1 million of new household spending generates 11 jobs throughout the economy.4 Households that went through the rebate program are saving an estimated $1,297 a year on their heating bills. That’s on average a 26% decline, taking savings on various kinds of fuel into account.

A Spatial Hedonic Analysis of the Effects of Wind Energy Facilities on Surrounding Property Values in the United States: A report by the Berkeley National Laboratory that examines the effects of wind farm developments on residential property values in the surrounding area.

Climate Change

Redrawing the Energy Climate Map: Examines contributions of energy industry to global climate change

Four Energy Policies Can Keep the 2 degree Climate Goal Alive Identifies four policies relying on existing technologies to meet emission reduction goals.

Energy Consumption

Energizing Alaska: Electricity Around the State About 57% of the electricity Alaskans use is generated by natural gas, another 22% by hydropower, 15% by diesel, and 6% by coal. Wind still produces a very small part of electricity statewide, but use of wind power is growing rapidly.

Renewable Electricity Futures Study
“The central conclusion of the analysis is that renewable electricity generation from technologies that are commercially available today, in combination with a more flexible electric system, is more than adequate to supply 80% of total U.S. electricity generation in 2050 while meeting electricity demand on an hourly basis in every region of the United States.”

Energy Efficiency

2012 Annual Report- Building Codes Assistance Project: Assess effectiveness of building codes advanced by the Building Codes Assistances Project in improving energy efficiency and saving money.

Snapshot: The Home Energy Rebate Program
If homeowners spend the $22 million in savings locally, that spending generates about 240 jobs a year.The job figure is based on a multiplier that estimates $1 million of new household spending generates 11 jobs throughout the economy.4 Households that went through the rebate program are saving an estimated $1,297 a year on their heating bills. That’s on average a 26% decline, taking savings on various kinds of fuel into account.

Cold Climate Housing Research Center 2012: Annual report released by CCHRC chronicling ongoing energy efficiency projects targeting isolated homes in northern Alaska

RE Resources/ Tech

Geothermal

USGS Scientific Investigations Report: Geochemical Investigation of the Hydrothermal System on Akutan Island, Alaska, July 2012

Geothermal Annual Report 2012 Department of Energy Report on status of Geothermal Energy highlighting key projects throughout the nation.

Low Temperature and Co-Produced Resources Factsheet
Chronicles emerging technologies utilizing low-temperature geothermal resources

Hydro

Hydropower Projects: Fiscal Years 2008-2012 Report on Department of Energy’s various Hydro projects throughout the country, including projected accomplishments.

Solar

2013 Anchorage Solar Tour : This interactive PowerPoint walks you through the 2013 Anchorage Solar Tour. See photos and videos from this year’s participants and learn how Alaskan building owners are implementing solar year round.

Clean Energy for Resilient Communities – Expanding Solar Generation in Baltimore’s Low-Income Neighborhoods: To become more resilient in the face of severe weather events, communities should rely on proven distributed technologies like solar with energy storage to protect residents during power outages. This report shows how cities like Baltimore could use clean energy to create a more reliable electric system that protects vulnerable citizens during power blackouts.

Wind

Offshore Wind Market and Economic Analysis (Department of Energy) Assess state of emerging offshore wind market and its economic implications.

Policy

State of the States 2010 – The Role of Policy in Clean Energy Transformation 

Energy Policy Recommendations submitted to Alaska Legislative Affairs Agency and State Senate Energy Working Group: Outlines key policy recommendations to sustainably lower energy costs throughout Alaska.

The Obligation of Ownership is Leadership: A Roadmap to Alaska’ Transportation and Energy Infrastructure Development (Commonwealth North) Outlines need to restructure energy and transportation departments to increase coordination and cooperation amongst the two.

Western Governor’s Energy Vision- Goals and Objectives 2013 provides overarching goals and objectives for the region regarding energy policies.

Other

Opportunity for Synergy Between Natural Gas and Renewable Energy in the Electric Power and Transportation Sector

Sustainable Energy Opportunities: Best Practices for Alaska Tribes (EPA)

Who we are

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.