What does Rural Energy Planning in Alaska look like?
The thought of energy systems in rural Alaska have many thinking outside the box for solutions. History of energy in rural communities in northern regions of the state shows they used one animal for heat, light and food; the seal. These communities treasured their...
Alaska 2021+ Policy Priorities
Introduction Shortly after President Biden took office, ALICE submitted the paper Alaska 2021+ Policy Priorities to incoming staff to showcase Alaska’s outsized role in helping the Nation meet its Paris Accord obligations, arm them with pragmatic, actionable,...
Ecological Civilization: Challenge and Opportunity
Eric Schaetzle Member, ALICE Board of Directors For many years, and even more so today, there’s been a growing awareness that the health of living systems is the foundation for a healthy society, that these systems are dynamically interconnected, and that creating an...
Responding to Ecosystem Transformation: Resist, Accept, or Direct?
We present a framework that encompasses three strategies for fish and wildlife managers dealing with ecosystems vulnerable to transformation. Specifically, managers can resist change and strive to maintain existing ecosystem composition, structure, and function; accept transformation when it is not feasible to resist change or when changes are deemed socially acceptable; or direct change to a future ecosystem configuration that would yield desirable outcomes.
Alaska’s Got Climate Solutions
Alaska, the state warming twice as fast as the rest of the nation, is a canary in the coalmine for climate disruption. Across the state, the effects of climate change are being experienced – some areas much more poignantly and life altering than others.
It’s not PFD vs STATE. It’s BIG OIL GREED vs ALASKANS
In Alaska, the people own the natural resources. Unlike other states, Article 8 of our Constitution requires that those resources, including oil and gas, be used wisely for “the maximum benefit of its people”. Royalties from non-renewable oil and gas sales are collected and part of the earnings redistributed to Alaskans in the form of a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) according to a specific formula.