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Bernie Karl: Geothermal expert, king of renewables

ANCHORAGE - When Alaskans think of junk, recycling and renewable energy, many think of Bernie Karl. "Karl is somewhat of an energy source of his own," said Will Johnson, a friend and admirer of Karl's ingenuity. "Bernie...
Alaska Science Forum: An oasis on the Seward Peninsula

...Economics will dictate whether the Native corporation-owned site ever generates power for a community in the area (as Bernie Karl has done at Chena Hot Springs) or produces enough electricity to export to Nome.For now, Pilgrim Springs has a population...
Weaker-than-predicted aurora on display

...particles can produce big displays, Smith said they also can send the activity south of Alaska's second largest city.Bernie Karl, owner of the Chena Hot Springs Resort, said the number of chartered winter planes from Japan carrying visitors to...
Fire knocks interior resort's power off-line

...There were no injuries and only minor damage to the building that houses the power plant, according to resort owner Bernie Karl. But the power control system was damaged and will have to be replaced, resort spokeswoman Gwen Holdmann said Sunday...
Difficulties plague biomass-burning generators

...area businessman had hoped when he launched the idea to turn waste paper into electricity more than two years ago.Bernie Karl's project is costing more and generating less revenue than he figured it would, according to the Fairbanks Daily...
Ice hotel succumbs to Interior sun

...keep the ice hotel cool. They will let months of planning and creative carving melt in the June sun. Resort owner Bernie Karl and ice carver Steve Brice finished the structure in late December and had hoped to keep the hotel open throughout the...
Energy savers showcased at fair

...from biomass energy, geothermal heating and new year-round indoor-growing techniques hosted by local entrepreneur Bernie Karl.The event was well attended on Sunday, drawing the attendance of community leaders, state officials and Alaska's...
Japan Airlines cuts flights to Fairbanks

...he said. The Chena Hot Springs Resort outside Fairbanks is a popular destination for Japanese tourists, but owner Bernie Karl doesn't expect a downturn from last year. He's relying on aggressive marketing and promotion to keep business steady...
Alaska Digest

...the frigid north? Consider the Aurora Ice Hotel, a 30-foot-high Gothic palace near Fairbanks that resort owner Bernie Karl calls the first of its kind in the United States. "I'm sure there will be some interesting comments from our guests...
Alaska Digest

...Fairbanks is back on track, nearly a month after the Alaska State Fire Marshal put a freeze on the project. Entrepreneur Bernie Karl has gotten the go-ahead to finish building the Aurora Ice Hotel at Chena Hot Springs Resort. The six-room structure...


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