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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The Boon of Biomass: Alternative Energy Systems Can Cut Costs, Create Jobs, and Benefit the Environment
Rural Alaska communities are taking a long look at local resources to see if biomass systems can save money, create jobs, and even work in concert with local fire mitigation efforts.
The fourth and final EV charging station planned as part of Chugach Electric’s EV charging research program has been installed at Rustic Goat by the Municipality of Anchorage.
Chugach’s acquisition of ML&P from the Municipality of Anchorage is expected to lead to lower long-term rates with an estimated savings of more than $200 million over the next fifteen years.
The installation was completed with financial assistance from Chugach as part of a research project to gather information about the use of publicly available chargers in Anchorage.
Green energy technology is built through mining. Without certain raw materials, such as graphite and rare earth metals, everything from the lithium-ion batteries that power Teslas to those storing electricity from wind turbines would be impossible to create, says US Senator Lisa Murkowski.
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Diving into Alaska Aquaculture
Aquaculture is an industry Alaskans are probably familiar with, even if they’re unfamiliar with the term itself. Broadly, aquaculture refers to the cultivation of numerous species of fish and aquatic plants, such as shellfish, algae, and finfish, as well as enhancement and restoration projects designed to increase wild populations of specific species, says Heather McCarty, vice-chair of the Alaska Mariculture Task Force.