One of the highest costs for any business in Alaska is energy. People have found many methods to reduce energy costs including solar arrays, geothermal, wind farms, and other sources of renewable energy. In addition to these sustainable energy options Alaska Business also covers traditional fuel topics such as diesel power and energy efficiency.
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“We are honored to be recognized by Solar Power World for the fourth year, for our efforts to advance the adoption of solar energy in Alaska,” says Jackie Savina, President of Arctic Solar Ventures.
Alaska Congressman Don Young announced that the US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded more than $5 million in funding to help Alaska Native communities pursuing projects that will reduce energy costs and increase energy security and resiliency.
Crowley Maritime Corporation will lead the next generation of industry sustainability by building and operating eWolf, the first all-electric powered harbor tugboat that can complete a job without expending a drop of fuel.
These sites, located less than 100 miles apart along the state’s backbone highway system, will help develop Alaska’s EV charging infrastructure critical to encouraging further EV adoption.
A few projects across the state are gaining momentum—including one only 80 miles from Anchorage—that could redefine geothermal energy’s role in Alaska.
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The 2021 Best of Alaska Business Awards
Welcome to the 2021 Best of Alaska Business awards! We ask our readers to give us their input on the best businesses that Alaska has to offer, ranging from flower boutiques to accounting firms. Throughout March, readers voted in record numbers, yet another indication after a trying year of how Alaskans take extra effort to support local businesses.