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Augustine Geothermal: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Background The state ... [read-more]
Benefits and Risks of Massive Fracking: Misleading Memes in the Fracking Debate If it seems hard to make sense of massive fracking, that's because it is. Anti- and pro-fracking camps have saturated the fracking debate with  misleading, incomplete, and "spun" information.  Key data are often trade secrets, ... [read-more]
Bethel Coal Plant: Bethel GET PHOTO Port of Bethel summer 2012 The 100-MW Bethel Power Plant was proposed as a collaboration between the Calista, an Alaska Native Corporation, and the gold-mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. The plant was to have powered the proposed ... [read-more]
Chakachamna Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The proposed ... [read-more]
Chikuminuk Lake Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The Chikuminuk ... [read-more]
Coalbed Methane: SummaryCoalbed methane (also called coal mine methane) refers to methane gas that is trapped within minuscule fractures in coal seams.  Once viewed solely as a hazard of coal mining, this gas has received recent attention for its use as an ... [read-more]
Coal Combustion Methods: Coal can be used in a wide variety of ways, ranging from direct burning to produce heat and/or steam to newer methods of coal gasification and liquefaction (including coal-to-liquids). The following is a summary of coal combustion methods relevant to ... [read-more]
Coal Combustion Wastes:  BackgroundBurning coal produces a variety of solid wastes known as coal combustion waste or coal combustion products. These include coal ash (fly ash and bottom ash), boiler slag, and flue-gas desulphurization products. In 2007 over 120 million tons of these ... [read-more]
Coal Power in Alaska: Your browser does not support iframes. Coal Power in Alaska Existing and proposed coal-fired power plants in Alaska. Less than 10% of Alaska's electricity comes from coal. Most is from gas, hydro, and oil. There are six small coal-fired power ... [read-more]
Coal to Liquids (CTL): The rising costs of fuel, combined with the fact that the U.S. has larger reserves of coal than it does oil, have prompted an upsurge of interest in the possibility of generating liquid fuels (such as gasoline and diesel) from ... [read-more]
Earthquakes and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Overview The proposed ... [read-more]
Emma Creek Coal Energy: Coal along Emma Creek GET PHOTO Soft sandstone bluffs striped with jet-black coal alongside Emma Creek The Emma Creek Energy Project was a proposal for a large coal-fired power plant that still remains in the conception process. This 200 megawatt ... [read-more]
Eva Creek Wind: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The Eva ... [read-more]
Fairbanks Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): BackgroundThe Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) has recently proposed a 20,000-40,000 barrels per day combined biomass and coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant to provide jet fuel to nearby military bases (primarily Eielson Air Force Base). The FEDC commissioned a $550,000 study to ... [read-more]
Fire Island Wind: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The first ... [read-more]
Healy Clean Coal Plant:  This experimental coal-fired power plant ran during a brief period from 1998 to 1999, but has been shut down ever since due to a legal dispute. Attempts were made in 2015/2016 to test and restart the equipment, the future of ... [read-more]
Healy Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): Energy frontier GET PHOTO The site of the proposed Emma Creek Power Energy Project and Healy CTL project. In 2007 a feasibility study(3.6 Mb) was completed regarding a proposed 14,600 barrel (around 7300 tons of coal) per day coal-to-liquids (CTL) ... [read-more]
Kenai Blue Sky Coal Power: Kenai Fertilizer Plant GET PHOTO Site of the now-closed Agrium plant near Nikiski source: Copyright held by photographer The Kenai Blue Sky Coal Plant was a proposed $1.5-2 billion integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) plant proposed by Agrium Inc. to be located ... [read-more]
Kogoluktuk Hydro: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Background The Kogoluktuk ... [read-more]
Matanuska Coal Plant: Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) began working on a proposal for a 100-megawatt circulating fluid bed coal plant to be located south of Palmer, AK and supplied with coal from Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. From the start, this was strongly opposed ... [read-more]
Mt. Spurr Geothermal: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The proposed ... [read-more]
Natural Gas in Cook Inlet: datamooseCallbacks_abGOxuRxypXO.push(function(datamooseIframe){ $("#DatamooseDescriptionWrapper-data-output-embed-131-abGOxuRxypXO").css('display','block') $("#DatamooseDescriptionWrapper-data-output-embed-131-abGOxuRxypXO").width(datamooseIframe.style.width) }); Cook Inlet Natural Gas Production and Export: Production and Exports of Natural Gas in Cook Inlet (1958-2010) FULL FIGURE SummaryThe natural gas produced in Cook Inlet is the primary source of energy and heat for the ... [read-more]
Powering Large Mines in Alaska: Power in AK GET PHOTO Electrical intertie near Healy, AK Background: Powering MinesMines are enormous consumers of power, and are often a driving force for adding new electrical generation capacity and fuel-transportation infrastructure to their local areas.  Mining energy demand ... [read-more]
Powering Pebble: Our Pebble Articles Overview Block Caving Water Management Nearby Mining Claims Keystone Dialogue Perpetual Maintenance Tailings Storage Alternative Tailings Storage Opposition Powering Pebble Earthquake Risks Far from the Rail-belt GET PHOTO Alaska's main electric grid, commonly called the 'rail belt,' ... [read-more]
Railbelt Electrical Grid: Your browser does not support iframes. Railbelt Railbelt power grid. Red is the extent of connected transmission lines. Blue pips are power plants. The term "Railbelt" refers to either the broad geographical area serviced by the Alaska Railroad, or the ... [read-more]
Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary If built, ... [read-more]
The True Cost of Coal: To the electricity customer, coal is relatively cheap. But missing from the sticker price are coal's major impacts on ecosystems, human health, and our economy. People are sickened by pollution from coal fired power plants, shortening their lives and burdening ... [read-more]
Tidal Power in Cook Inlet: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary With their ... [read-more]
True Cost: What is "true cost"?"True cost" is the difference between the market price of a commodity and the comprehensive cost of that commodity to society.  The term is normally used to draw attention to missing or hidden costs that are not ... [read-more]
True Cost of Electricty Generation: SummaryLow price or low environmental impact, which is the priority?  Debates over energy sources often pit these two factors against each other.  But the arguments over price and impact are often missing some important information.  The nominal (sticker) price of ... [read-more]
Underground Coal Gasification (UCG): Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) involves igniting coal in the ground, then collecting and using the gases that result from its partial combustion. Although the idea dates back over a century, very few UCG plants have ever been built. Underground gasification ... [read-more]
Uses of Coal: For much of modern human history, the primary use of coal was combustion in the home or in factories to produce heat. The majority of coal is still burned for electricity production, but usually in centralized power plants. Much of ... [read-more]
Alaska Oil and Gas:   Oil and Gas Articles Benefits and Risks of Massive Hydraulic FracturingChukchi Sea Oil and Gas DevelopmentCoalbed MethaneDrift River Oil TerminalExxon Valdez Oil SpillHydrofracking in AlaskaNatural Gas in Cook InletNorthern Gateway Pipeline Project (Canada)Oil Degradation in the SeaSulfolane Contamination in AlaskaUnconventional ... [read-more]
Climate Change in Alaska: ArticlesClimate Change on the Northern Pacific CoastGlacier Retreat in AlaskaOcean AcidificationClimate Change and Alaska FisheriesThe History and Fate of Fountain StreamEssaysAs the Beaches Wash Away - Global Warming and Coastal ErosionRelated JourneysLife on IceChukchi Sea at Toddler SpeedThe Dead and ... [read-more]
Renewable Energy in Alaska: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Alaska is rich ... [read-more]

Photos tagged Energy

Railbelt Power Grid
Eklutna Project
Nakwakto Tidal Rapid
Biking in the arctic
Foraging caribou
Musk oxen on the move
Arctic industry
Arctic wildlife
Ice road truckers
Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Pump station
Biking the Brooks Range
Dalton Highway
Pump station #5
Wildlife in camp
Yukon River
Interior Alaska
Wind
Alaska Range
Mount Sanford
Valdez
Pipeline terminal
Greenland Minerals and Energy
GME Warehouse in Narsaq
Greenland Minerals and Energy
Greenland Minerals and Energy
Brian and Josh

Greenland Minerals and Energy- Kvanefjeld
Mine Adit
Greenland Minerals and Energy- Kvanefjeld
Sodalite deposit
Cruise ship pollution
Firing up engines
Cruise ship pollution
Seward Coal Facility
Seward Coal Facility
Seward Coal Facility
Seward Coal Facility
Chinese coal port
Jackup rig in Port Graham
Coal Cove
Moon over Fire Island wind farm
Bruce Platform
Spark Platform
Setnetters near oil rigs
Drift River Oil Terminal
Oil Rigs in glassy seas
Erin paddling past an oil rig
Fossil and Renewable energy near Healy
Lingering oil after 25 years
EVOS oil in 2014
Oil residue on beach
Lingering oil survey
Oily Gravel from the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
Surveying lingering oil in Prince William Sound
Kokhonak wind turbine
Lake Iliamna from Kokhanok
Igiugig Greenhouse
Ready for a Road
Full-body Steam Engine Inspection
Abandoned dam
Abandoned pipeline
Water diversion?
Alpine Oil Field Rig
Where the earth bleeds heat
Steam vent
Tyndal Glacier Marine Survey