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Alaska Offers Renewable Energy Opportunities In An Unlikely Place

By Koty Neelis

The state of Alaska is known for its appetite for oil and gas, along with having the third highest per capita consumption of energy in the nation. But despite its reputation for favoring traditional energy sources, residents are seeking relief from high energy costs, providing business owners major opportunity to invest in renewables.

From drones to renewable energy, Alaska holds opportunity that a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is only recently beginning to capture. Launch Alaska, a business accelerator that invests in scalable startups in food, water, transportation, and energy, wants to change our relationship with carbon fueled energy and accelerate the resource revolution. 

In a unique program, they give a select few energy companies access to everyone from government officials to gatekeepers to gain access to funds and resources to hopefully solve Alaska’s energy problems. The program offers these companies an opportunity to test their technologies in remote and harsh conditions.