The report was led by the Center for Arctic Policy Studies at the International Arctic Research Center.

The report covers four energy topics:

  • The history of Alaska’s reliance on oil and the boom-bust impact on the state’s economy
  • How Alaska currently produces energy and has become an expert in cold climate renewables and microgrids
  • Energy infrastructure planning under rapidly changing environmental conditions
  • Current competition and cooperation in the international Arctic energy regime

Watch a video about Alaska's energy system.

In this video, the second of five about the report, Jeremy Kasper and Kate Robb of the UAF Alaska Center for Energy and Power discuss Alaska’s energy system. They explain how Alaskas current energy system is set up and share key points that state leaders should consider when navigating decisions in the future.