Tuesday, November 25, 2014

USA, Alaska:

In Alaska, Tapping into Geothermal Energy Presents Challenges (KTVA CBS 11 News Alaska)

It’s no surprise that Alaskans pay twice as much for electricity compared to the rest of the country. In rural areas, it can cost three times as much.

The state is looking to stabilize some of those costs with the help of renewable energy, such as geothermal energy. But, it’s proving to be a lot more difficult to find.

Across Alaska, fossil fuels keep the lights on. Gas provides nearly 58 percent of Alaskans’ electricity and oil provides about 15 percent, according to the Alaska Energy Authority (AEA).

But, green energy is on the horizon, says Sean Skaling, AEA’s programs and evaluation director.

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