Climate Change Impacts on Renewable Energy in Alaska

Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Gwen Holdmann, Alaska Center for Energy and Power

Gwen Holdmann, Alaska Center for Energy and Power
With rising fuel costs, tapping local renewable resources for energy as an alternative to fossil fuels is gaining more and more attention throughout the state. Projected increases in temperature and precipitation from climate change may have consequences for the long term health of renewable energy projects, such as reduced water availability and increased sedimentation for hydroelectric and geothermal projects, changes in available biomass, and shifting wind, wave, and tidal patterns.  Join us for a discussion of how climate change is likely to impact renewable energy production in Alaska.

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