1,000 Alaska Energy Stories 


Without energy our lives would be totally different. Across the state the rising cost of energy is having dramatic impacts on many Alaskans, making it increasingly difficult to heat our homes and run our vehicles. REAP is interested in hearing your story so we can share it with other Alaskans and educate the public about the benefits of clean, local energy sources. What role does energy play in your life? How is the cost of energy affecting you? Tell us your energy story and be a part of this growing conversation in Alaska.

Who Can Participate?

Anyone! If you have used household appliances, paid a utility bill or driven a car, energy matters to you. We want to know how the cost of energy has affected you and your community, or how you may have benefited from energy efficiency or renewable energy.

Tell Us Your Clean Energy Story!

Everyone has an energy story, and we want to hear yours. Please send your answers to one or more of the questions below to stories@REalaska.org.

  1. Tell us about a time when energy was at the forefront of your mind. Have you made a tough decision where energy was a factor?
  2. Tell us a story about how energy has impacted your life and what actions you took as a result.
  3. Tell us a story about how the cost of energy has affected you, your family or your community.
  4. Do you think Alaska’s current domestic energy programs and policies adequately address the state’s energy challenges? Why or why not?
  5. What concerns and/or hopes do you have about Alaska’s energy future?

What Will We Do With Your Story?

Once we receive your answers to these questions, we will contact you to discuss further ways to tell your story – whether it be through writing, photos, video, or phone interview. These stories will eventually be housed on a new website, dedicated entirely to the 1,000 Alaska Energy Stories Project. We will also be turning some stories into short slideshows and videos that will be housed on the Stories website and used to educate others about the benefits of clean energy Alaska.

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.