Posted: February 1, 2012 - 12:29am
The Alaska Legislature has been looking for ways to help communities fight rising power costs, and they’re looking at the Juneau International Airport’s geothermal heating system as one possible solution.
The Legislature helped Juneau fund the addition of a highly efficient geothermal heating system during recent renovations and expansion of the airport terminal initially constructed just after World War II.
At a recent House Resources Committee meeting, legislators looked at what they’d helped buy and appeared happy.
“Juneau was a really great example of what can be done with geothermal,” said Rep. Cathy Muñoz, R-Juneau.
In the geothermal system that became operational last May, the airport replaced.... http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-02-01/airport-gives-legislators-warm-financial-feeling