Energy

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Army officials have begun the process of deciding whether to repair or replace Fort Wainwright’s old heat and power plant. They’re asking the public to weigh in on four proposed solutions laid-out in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement before Dec. 9.


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Fort Wainwright officials say the 65-year-old power plant that provides both heat and electricity for the post is slowly degrading and needs to be replaced. So they’re asking for public comments on a proposal that offers four alternative solutions. Anyone interested in weighing-in on the proposal must submit comments by next Wednesday.


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Alaska’s rural communities are increasingly looking to wind, solar and biomass to reduce their use of expensive diesel fuel to generate heat and electricity. Residents talked about their efforts to use renewable energy sources at this week’s Rural Energy Conference in Fairbanks.


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About 400 people from around Alaska and elsewhere converged on the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center Tuesday to talk about how residents of the state’s rural and remote communities can reduce high energy costs during the 20th Rural Energy Conference.


Adapting sustainable-energy technology for the remote communities …  


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The Arctic Energy Summit’s agenda didn’t include any presentations on Royal Dutch Shell’s decision to halt offshore oil exploration in the Chukchi Sea. But the subject was clearly on the mind of attendees during the second day of the international forum in Fairbanks.

A presidential shout-out on Alaska’s high energy costs …


The Inupiat people of Point Hope, Alaska, celebrate a successful whaling season with song and dance.


Fairbanks, AK - Alaska Governor Bill Walker issued an Administrative Order late last week that directs the Commissioner of Commerce, Community and Economic Development to lead a collaborative statewide effort to improve consumer energy and address energy costs in the Interior.

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