Governor Dunleavy Kicks Off First Sustainable Energy Conference, Signs Microreactor Bill – Mike Dunleavy – Alaska Governor Office

by | May 24, 2022 | Energy

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy gave opening remarks this morning at the first Alaska Sustainable Energy Conference, a three-day event where some 90 speakers and a total of nearly 500 attendees are meeting to strategize on how to lower energy costs in Alaska, harness renewable energy, and make Alaska energy independent. See May 10 Governor’s press release.“This isn’t about an either, or, this is about an all-in approach on energy sources,” said Governor Dunleavy. “We’re talking about various types of energy, everything from nuclear, tidal, wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and hydrogen will be a part of robust conversations and panels here at the conference. As well as natural gas as a bridge to get there.”
Governor Dunleavy held a press conference with the first Keynote speaker, former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter who addressed the audience with “The Past, Present and Future of our Energy Systems.” Ritter is Director for the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University. “A massive transition is taking place in our energy systems in the United States and around the globe,” said Gov. Ritter. Alaska has the opportunity to play an important role in this transition, with Governor Dunleavy and his administration as the primary architect. I’m ha …

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