Alaska Institute for Climate & Energy

 

ADVANCING solutions to the interrelated social justice, climate and ecological crisis through collaborative research and project development.

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ALICE fosters cutting edge climate mitigation and adaptation solutions best suited to Alaska through broad based, collaborative research and project development.

Rapid warming in Alaska is the result of interrelated global climate, ecological and sociopolitical forces.  Responding effectively to the challenge requires vision, bold leadership, deep expertise, flexibility and a collaborative, holistic approach.

We bring together diverse, interdisciplinary teams of science, Indigenous, agency and private sector experts from inside and outside of Alaska to identify solutions to our most pressing  problems.

Drawing inspiration from Project DrawdownNatural SolutionsBio4ClimateBay Area Smart Energy, and other innovative approaches, we research and develop collaborative shovel-ready projects capable of being rapidly scaled up.

An example of our work is the Railbelt Pumped Energy Storage Concept laying the groundwork for a renewable energy-based economy that will create thousands of new jobs, reduce greenhouse emissions and lower the cost of energy for every Alaskan.

Other projects in the works include:

  • A statewide assessment of rural Pumped Energy Storage (PES) potential and design of 30 or more fully PES/renewable energy powered electricity generation systems that will move rural communities off expensive diesel and heating fuel once and for all.
  • Development of an Alaska Climate Solutions Hub to facilitate greater, more effective collaboration between scientists, energy experts and affected communities.
  • Comprehensive research and review of holistic solutions with the greatest potential for success and rapid pilot-project development.  Ideas currently being explored include marine permaculture, peatland restoration, using Pumped Energy Storage to mitigate warming salmon streams, and green hydrogen production.

ALASKA’S NEW ENERGY FUTURE

Since 2014, ALICE has been working to move Alaska towards a 100% renewable energy future in partnership with a revolving working group of Alaska renewable energy experts and advocates.

Climate Action Planning

An actionable outline to implement climate solutions on a community-wide political level.

Oil and Gas Accountability

An investigation into the current state of Alaskan oil and gas emissions

Utility Member Action Campaign

Some simple steps that Alaska’s Electric Utility Coops and Boroughs can take this year to save money and significantly reduce our individual and collective greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions.

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