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Company plans new tech for mine near Ketchikan

...of Energy has rated it and thulium as the elements in shortest supply in the nation. It is used in the creation of wind energy projects as well as in defense technology.The Defense Department requires dysprosium to make magnets to be used in...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-23/company-plans-new-tech-mine-near-ketchi
State
Little brown bats headline Fireside Lecture

...bats difficult to count and assess their overall population health. Other threats affect bats, however, including wind energy development, timber harvest and pesticides.New bat studies in Alaska, the Lower 48 and Canada are using Citizen...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-03-13/little-brown-bats-headline-fireside-
Outdoors
March 13 Fireside Lecture to focus on bats

...bats difficult to count and assess their overall population health. Other threats affect bats, however, including wind energy development, timber harvest and pesticides.New bat studies in Alaska, the Lower 48 and Canada are using Citizen...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-03-11-2
Art
In Kake, sun provides light at the end of the tunnel

...any other rural Alaska community. What makes Kake special is the way it's approaching the topic.After exploring wind energy options in partnership with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council in 2010, the Organized Village of Kake and five...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-28/kake-sun-provides-light-end-tunnel
Local
Empire Editorial: The Case for Susitna Dam

...It must be clean, so as to fight climate change.Wind energy is promising, but it is too erratic to use on a large...high-voltage power lines strung across the country.Wind energy is a fine way to make electricity, but it cannot be...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-02/empire-editorial-case-susitna-dam
Opinion
Study: Wind farms killed 67 eagles in 5 years

WASHINGTON - Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67...attributed to the nation's growing wind energy industry, which has been a pillar...finding."A trade group, the American Wind Energy Association, said in a statement that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-12/study-wind-farms-killed-67-eagles-5-yea
State
Villages turning to wind energy

...federal funding. The expansion of wind energy in Alaska is part of a national...The roughly 2,500 megawatts of wind energy installed across the nation in...spokeswoman for the American Wind Energy Association, an industry advocacy...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111305/sta_20051113003.shtml
News
Photos: Wind turbine installed at Coast Guard station

...collect data from the turbine in a program called Wind Energy for Schools, sponsored by the U.S. Department...awareness in rural America about the benefits of wind energy and developing a wind energy knowledge base in future leaders of our communities...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101210/loc_719190223.shtml
News
Climate change coming ... to glacier center

...wants to ditch the oil and unplug from the power grid by looking to alternative energy sources."Collect solar and wind energy and make this place zero net energy, so we produce more than we use," he said.And it's no secret the toilets...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/climate-change-coming-glacier-center
Local
Research holds the key to Alaska's future

...In some cases, hydroelectric power has been part of the mix. Research and development will be critical to making wind energy widely available and usable to Alaskans.Human needs are another important priority. We have made great strides in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-21/research-holds-key-alaskas-future
Opinion

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