Alaska
AlaskaAlaska has some of the highest electricity and gasoline prices in the nation,1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration
http://1.usa.gov/17E2Vq3
largely due to its remote location and excessive reliance on crude oil for electricity generation – in 2014, 13% of the state’s electricity came from petroleum fuels. Currently, Alaska has not established an RPS policy.

However, the state also has significant renewable energy resources: 25% of Alaska’s electricity comes from hydropower.2
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2015
http://1.usa.gov/1LRHr6n
 

Plus, many towns rely on biomass plants to supplement their diesel fuel generators,3
Source:
American Council On Renewable Energy, September 2014
http://bit.ly/1C5mtkq
and Alaska’s plethora of small-scale microgrids offer an obvious opportunity for increased distributed renewable energy deployment.

Learn more about energy in Alaska with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  Apr 24, 2015  |    Washington Post, February 2013

 
 
 


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