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Power plan opposes Southeast-wide electrical grid

Ed Schoenfeld

JUNEAU, ALASKA (2012-01-06) Southeast leaders should stop trying to build a regionwide power grid. Instead, they need to focus on saving energy and developing wood-powered heating plants. Those are among recommendations from an in-depth study of the region’s energy issues released this week.

Southeast leaders should stop trying to build a regionwide power grid. Instead, they need to focus on saving energy and developing wood-powered heating plants. Those are among recommendations from an in-depth study of the region’s energy issues released this week.

.......... The energy plan recommends continued work on building or expanding five hydroprojects. They are Angoon’s Thayer Lake, Hydaburg’s Reynolds Creek, Ketchikan’s Whitman Lake, Hoonah’s Gartina Falls and Sitka’s Blue Lake. (Read the draft plan.)

........ Plan authors heard from critics during the meeting. Sitka’s Larry Edwards, of Greenpeace, opposes the biomass focus. Speaking by phone, he says wood burners add too much carbon to the atmosphere, which contributes to climate change. (more)

He also says the plan’s authors ignored good information on heat pumps..... http://kstk.org/modules/local_news/index.php?op=sideBlock&syndicated=true&ID=2116