Policy & Positions
This film, with efforts by Alliance member group SEACC, details the journey of one SE Alaskan family to find renewable, and affordable, energy for their home.
It’s the year 2035 and Alaska is home to many miles of coniferous forests, net-busting catches of wild salmon, good wages, interesting work, fall hunts and one-of-a-kind cultures. Alaska 2035 sounds like a good place to live. As in most times, 2035 Alaska is a mix of enormous natural beauty and the evidence of man’s creative drive to test boundaries and overcome challenges. If Alaska is as bountiful a quarter century from now as it is today, how was this bounty achieved and paid for? A good start was the passage of clean energy legislation in the spring of 2010.
the REEL in Alaska Roadmap shows how Alaska’s Railbelt region can meet its energy needs in 2025 by more efficiently using just 50% of the electricity from centralized generation required in the year 2000
Alaska's secure future lies on the path of the four E's: Environment, Energy, Economy, and Ethics.
The Alaska Conservation Alliance (ACA), an umbrella organization comprised of 40 member groups with a combined membership of 38,000 Alaskans, supports regionally appropriately sized hydropower projects that are developed correctly with a strong emphasis on fisheries protection and sustaining Alaskans’ environmentally dependent economies and quality of life. The development and integration of clean, stably-priced energy sources will provide energy relief to Alaskans, strengthen the State’s economy, create new jobs and exportable technologies, and halt the acceleration of global climate change
As the serious, adverse impacts from climate change continue to mount, and as high energy prices threaten Alaskan lifestyles, particularly in rural communities, Alaska now stands at a historic crossroads: we can take the backwards path of business as usual emphasizing fossil fuels, or we can forge ahead with long term, sustainable jobs from renewable energy sources. The stakes are high, and the path we choose...
The apparent, logical, environmentally-preferable choice for the gas pipeline through Denali National Park & Preserve is the six miles along the Parks Highway. While ACA has not signed onto to the entire routing of the bullet line, we wanted to provide a boost to the ENSTAR project because we see Alaska’s abundant natural gas as an essential bridge to a clean energy future. This letter of support also requested that ENSTAR consider...
ACA believes that the United States and the world must actively pursue the development and integration of new energy sources that are clean and renewable in order to strengthen the U.S. economy, reduce dependence on foreign sources of energy, and to reverse global climate change, which is threatening our way of life. Alaska is in a unique position to help shape the energy future of the U.S. while maintaining Alaska’s prosperity. Alaska’s natural gas, if directed to the United States, can be an essential bridge to a secure, clean energy future.
The ABC's for Understanding Coal in Alaska is intended as an introduction to Alaska's coal resources for all stakeholders involved in Alaska's energy future. The ABC's examines the state's coal reserves and potential for production, the costs and benefits of coal mining and combustion, and the viability of new coal technologies such as coal-to-liquids. It is intended to help stakeholders weigh the pros and cons of coal mining and combustion in Alaska and make an informed decision about our state's energy future. Independent review through the University of Alaska, Fairbanks was retained to ensure the educational value of this document.