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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...
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...
Fairbanks finalists announced for comedian Martin Short's show

...professor? Rob Profitt, Ice Dogs general manager? Peggy Ferguson, Fairbanks Drama Association managing director? Bernie Karl, owner, Chena Hot Springs Resort? Tim Mowry, News-Miner outdoors editor? Terry and Josie of KYSC, radio personalities...
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...
Northwest Digest

...have been gradually shifting the source of power away from diesel generators. The plant is the cornerstone of owner Bernie Karl's goal to make the resort a self-sustaining community in terms of energy, food and fuel. The project had the financial...
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...
Biomass generators set to run in Fairbanks in the form of half-ton bales.Later this month, that unusual bounty will finally be put to use. K&K owner Bernie Karl plans to burn it, taking advantage of a new technology that will convert its heat to electricity.Karl and a business...
Fairbanks-Frankfurt flights resume

...launched service to Fairbanks in 2001. When Condor entered the Fairbanks market, Chena Hot Springs Resort proprietors Bernie Karl and Connie Parks-Karl pledged an undisclosed amount to minimize the airline's commercial risk. The Karls got their...
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...


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