Alaska News

The following news clips highlight Alaska involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

January 10, 2014

Alaska Harbors Geothermal Energy Potential

Leveraging historical investments in from Energy Department, a USGS study released yesterday estimates a potential 29 MW of geothermal energy in one of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands. More

November 20, 2013

Energy Department Invests More Than $7 Million to Deploy Tribal Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that nine tribal clean energy projects will receive more than $7 million. More

May 22, 2013

Tribes to Receive New Energy Department Assistance for Clean Energy

The Energy Department announced that five tribes will receive technical assistance through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Program for renewable energy project development and installation. The five tribes are located in the states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, and Wisconsin. More

April 8, 2013

Developing Wind Energy Projects in Alaska: Wind Powering America Lessons Learned

Rich Stromberg, wind program manager for the Alaska Energy Authority, shares lessons learned from wind development in his state. More

February 27, 2013

Alaska Offers Geothermal Leases on Volcano Land

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Oil and Gas is offering state land located on the flanks of Mt. Augustine volcano off Homer, Alaska, for geothermal leasing. More

February 27, 2013

Energy Department Names Two 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year

The Energy Department recognized the East River Electric Power Cooperative of South Dakota and the Golden Valley Electric Association of Alaska as the 2012 Wind Cooperatives of the Year. More

July 5, 2012

Energy Department Awards $14 Million for Energy Efficiency in 22 States

The Energy Department announced that it has awarded $14 million in new investments through its State Energy Program to state-led energy efficiency projects in 22 states. More

October 28, 2011

Alaska’s First Utility Scale Wind Power Project to Begin Construction

The largest wind power project in Alaska will soon begin construction on its first phase. A recently power purchase agreement will allow the electricity generated by the 11- turbine, 17.6-megawatt project to be sold directly to Chugach Electric Association. More

May 4, 2011

Alaska Signs Contract for Energy Efficiency in State Facilities

Alaska has signed an energy savings performance agreement with three contractors to increase energy efficiency throughout state facilities, including the University of Alaska Fairbanks. More

October 20, 2010

2010 ACEEE Energy Efficiency Scorecard Cites State Leaders

The nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has released its 2010 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, showing California and Massachusetts lead all states while overall efficiency budgets have nearly doubled since 2007. More

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