Climate Action Plan

At the front lines of climate change, it is our duty as Alaskans to be at the forefront of climate change mitigation strategies and new resource opportunities. The Alaska Center is working with communities, business, and state and local leaders to enact effective policy and promote a transition to a renewable energy economy. We believe we must have a plan for a long, prosperous, and healthy future with Alaska as the leader in climate change solutions.

  • We Support ...

    our state’s energy policy goals, 50% renewable energy by 2025 and a 15% increase in per capita energy efficiency between 2010 and 2020, as established by HB 306 in 2010

  • We Partner ...

    with Municipalities, Business Leaders, Tribes, Youth, and Advocacy Groups to pass state, local and utility policies which will get us to 50% renewable energy by 2025, and 15% increased energy efficiency per capita by 2020.

  • We Elect ...

    candidates to state and local office who are willing to confront the reality of climate change, and support policies that will help us reach our renewable energy and energy efficiency goals.

Through our team of community organizers, communication specialists and government affairs staff we engage in grassroots and direct lobbying to in support of the following bills in the Alaska State Legislature:

Energy Projects and Policies in Alaska that we are working on:


Keeping Coal in the Ground

It is estimated that Alaska’s Recoverable Coal Resources have the potential, if mined and burned, has the potential to introduce billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Our work to defeat the Chuitna Mine was a victory not only for Chuitna river salmon and the people who eat them, but also for the climate.

We will continue the fight to ensure that projects like Chuitna which would be catastrophic for the climate do not move forward.