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 climate smart infrastructure
In this video, the third of five about the report, Rick Thoman and John Walsh of the International Arctic Research Center at UAF discuss the impacts of increasing extreme weather and environmental events on Alaska’s energy infrastructure, including key points that state leaders must consider when navigating decisions against the backdrop of a changing Arctic.
The full Alaska's Changing Arctic video playlist is available on YouTube.