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.
Latest Energy News
ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) announced they have signed a joint research agreement with Clariant to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel, which has the potential to play a role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.read more
When Alex Papasavas started her restaurant, Turkey Red, in Palmer a decade ago, her goal was to locally-source as much meat and produce as she could.read more
For many Alaskans it’s still necessary to use fuel tanks to heat their homes as well as to provide fuel for commercial businesses and government facilities. And while these tanks are vital to the state’s well-being, they are often out of sight and out of mind—which means that no one pays much attention to them until there’s a problem.read more
Renewable energy projects, especially solar, operate at scales of much larger magnitude in the Lower 48 than in Alaska. But size isn’t everything, and there has been a strong uptick in the development of renewable energy projects in the Alaska since 2008.read more
Alaska’s climate, specifically the long harsh winter months, isn’t ideal for mixing cement or concrete.read more
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Arctic Slope Regional Corporation recently acquired K2 Industrial Services through its wholly-owned subsidiary ASRC Industrial Services. K2 is headquartered in Houston and is the parent company of KM Plant Services, KM Industrial Services, and Mansfield Industrial.
Fiscal year 2017 marked another year of growth for Alaska’s Native Regional Corporations, which brought in billions of dollars to the state and employ tens of thousands of Alaskans.
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National Cooperative Bank
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In This Issue
2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness
Nominated by the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, 2018 Engineer of the Year Christine Ness is a fire protection engineer and project manager at PDC Engineers, an Alaska-based firm with five offices and more than one hundred employees. Ness always knew she wanted to be an engineer and, after moving here in 2013, found in Alaska the happy combination of her many loves: a brilliant husband, ample opportunities for solitary fishing excursions, and the ability to pursue her passion to make the world a little more fire resistant.