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May 3, 2013
The Energy Department is helping Alaska Native communities reduce their energy costs by investing in renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades. | Photo courtesy of Western Community Energy.
Helping Alaska Native Communities Reduce Their Energy Costs

Learn how the Energy Department is helping Alaska Native communities reduce their dependence on oil by focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

April 12, 2013
An LM scientist points to star reindeer lichen on Adak Island, Alaska.
Biological Monitoring at Amchitka Appears to Show Impacts from Fukushima Dai-ichi Incident

The U.S. Department of Energy Office Legacy Management (LM) has a long-term stewardship mission to protect human health and the environment from the legacy of underground nuclear testing conducted at Amchitka Island, Alaska, from 1965 to 1971.

April 10, 2013
Tapping the Power of Alaska’s Rivers

Whitestone Power is working to create electricity from free-flowing rivers in Alaska's harsh climate.

April 10, 2013
Low-Cost Production of Hydrogen and Electricity

Bloom Energy is testing the potential to produce low-cost hydrogen and electricity simultaneously from natural gas.

April 9, 2013
Measuring the Impact of Tidal Power Installations on Endangered Beluga Whales

Ocean Renewable Power Company is studying the effects of tidal power on beluga whales.

March 28, 2013
Together, the five newest National Parks Initiative projects will save the equivalent of nearly 10,000 gallons of gasoline and 71 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year. | Infographic by Sarah Gerrity, Energy Department.
National Parks Move Transportation Forward in America’s Great Outdoors

Learn how the Energy Department's Clean Cities is helping National Parks across the country reduce air pollution and lower fuel costs.

March 25, 2013
Image of how methane hydrates can form in arctic and marine environments. | Illustration by the Energy Department.
Data from Alaska Test Could Help Advance Methane Hydrate R&D

Methane Hydrates present an enormous energy resource. The Energy Department is working to advance technologies and reap the possible benefits for a more secure energy future.

February 20, 2013
EA-1922: Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment

Combined Power and Biomass Heating System, Fort Yukon, Alaska

October 18, 2012
2012 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency for Alaska Native Community Development

May 2, 2012
Building on this initial, small-scale test, the Department is launching a new research effort to conduct a long-term production test in the Arctic.
On the Frontiers of a New Energy Source

Secretary Chu announces that the Department of Energy has completed a successful and unprecedented test of technology in the North Slope of Alaska that was able to safely extract a steady flow of natural gas from methane hydrates