Renewable Energy in Alaska

[Economist] These days, a hardy band of Alaskans are talking about other types of energy. Alaska’s potential in renewables is huge. Not for sun: Alaska goes dark for half the year, and solar panels would need to be nearly vertical to prevent snow build-up, says David Lockard of the Alaska Energy Authority…Far more promising is geothermal energy, since Alaska lies on the “ring of fire”, a string of volcanoes that encircles the Pacific Ocean.

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