Alaskans spend nearly sixty percent more on energy than the national average, and in some rural communities, that number is much higher. The Kupreanof Island village of Kake is trying to bring down the high cost of energy by transitioning to renewables. They’ve looked at solar, wind, hydro and now biomass heating, an old technology with a new design.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is holding firm on its harvest target of 14,649 tons, despite having fallen short in three of the last five years. ADF&G managers held a preseason meeting with permit holders and processors to go over the data behind this year’s forecast.