Climate and Energy in Alaska
A look at climate and energy issues in Alaska.
The iconic landscapes, wildlife, and cultures of Alaska are threatened by climate change. Alaska Center for the Environment (ACE) is working to protect our way of life and the places we love.
By utilizing the abundant renewable and sustainable energy resources available in Alaska, and by using energy smarter, we can make great strides toward a brighter energy future, lead the way in preventing climate change, and avoid environmental degradation from extractive fossil fuel development. Together, we can leave a healthier, brighter future for the next generation of Alaskans. Click on the links below to find out more.
Climate Change in Alaska: Alaskans have an opportunity to shape national policy - and forge national solutions - by telling our story, crafting local and state policies to minimize our impacts, and empowering our congressional delegation to lead the fight for climate security. Find out how you can help - and learn about the Low Carbon Diet.
Coal in Alaska: Alaska covers only 1% of the earth's land area, but may contain nearly 1/8 of the world's vast coal reserves. Interest in developing this resource for local use and export is growing, but such development would have severe impacts, locally and globally. Learn what ACE is working on and what you can do to help.
Susitna Hydroelectric Project: Before we commit $4.5 billion to this project, we must know more about the alternatives. ACE is currently assessing the feasibility of developing a diverse renewable energy portfolio that could provide an alternative means to achieve the 50% goal with fewer impacts, less financial risk, and more diversity. Find out more about this project.
Renewable Energy in Alaska: From wind and geothermal to wave and tidal energy, Alaska has an abundance of all forms of renewable energy. In 2010, Alaska adopted legislation that sets a goal to obtain 50% of statewide electrical energy from renewable sources by 2025. Learn how ACE is working to help guide Alaska to the best renewable future possible and ways you can get involved.
Energy Efficiency and Conservation: Simply put, the cleanest and cheapest energy is the energy that we don't use. By investing in proven energy efficiency technologies and constructing better buildings we can save significant amounts of energy. Find out how you can take steps to conserve energy and use energy more efficiently.