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Southeast #Alaska energy challenges lead to interest in #biomass ( #retort )


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Increasing diesel costs, shortage of hydro storage lead to talk of shift toward biomass to ease Southeast Alaska's energy demand

Posted: January 27, 2012 - 12:01am

By Amy Condra
FOR THE JUNEAU EMPIRE

Water is abundant in Southeast — it falls freely from the sky throughout the summer and fall, filling rivers and creeks that tumble down our mountains, into the lakes, channels and canals, the bays and straits that wind their way throughout the land. Here, this water has sustained humans for thousands of years, providing fish, fur and a means to navigate the region.

And for more than a century it has generated power for homes, offices and industries.

Southeast has a significant number of hydroelectric power projects, and these plants have been a reliable and relatively inexpensive source of locally produced, renewable energy for many of our communities.... http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2012-01-27/southeast-energy-challenges-lead-interest-biomass