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2011 Business of Clean Energy in Alaska conference
Story Updated: Mar 28, 2011
UPDATE: Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will be our Keynote Speaker April 29. For a list of other confirmed speakers, see our Agenda page.
Held annually, the Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference brings together researchers, project developers, business, civic and government leaders from around the state, nation and the world in a strategic and educational forum to share information and ideas for moving Alaska toward a sustainable energy future.
The conference is structured as a two-day event with one day focused on Energy Efficiency and the other on Renewable Energy. It also features an exhibitor hall open to the public.
Energy is the lifeblood of our communities, and Alaskans continue to pay some of the highest prices for gas and electricity in the nation despite being the country’s second largest producer of oil. Alaska has tremendous energy efficiency and renewable energy potential. Resources include world-class wind, wave and tidal power, as well as abundant hydro, geothermal and biomass resources – some of which are being tapped today to power communities across the state. Alaska also has over 200 remote stand alone village utilities, not connected by road or transmission line, that provide an incredible opportunity to test and optimize small-scale distributed generation systems that could be exported to developing communities across the world.
Alaska can and should be a world leader in developing cheaper, more stable, and environmentally sustainable methods of energy production and to employ energy efficiency to maximize our use of energy.