Two energy industry groups recently launched of the Arctic Energy Center, a joint effort to advance greater public understanding of energy development in the American Arctic. “While the region has been extensively explored and studied for decades, much of that information can be difficult to find. The Center was created to serve as a hub of fact-based […]
Film Series: Pipeline Pioneers to Debut in Anchorage
A new film series from Consumer Energy Alliance and the Alaska Support Industry Alliance will debut in Anchorage on August 12th. The series examines the stories of 5 “Pipeline Pioneers” and their individual stories of helping to construct the nation’s most important working landmark. 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the start of construction on the […]
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Despite Challenges, U.S. Arctic Offshore Energy Exploration Efforts Continue
When it comes to energy production, Alaska continues to be a major leader, but not quite the clear-cut front-runner it once was. In fact, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that the state, once a national and global leader in the petroleum industry, has seen its level of production drop from 1.8 million barrels per […]
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Canada Seeks Sovereign Ownership over Important Arctic Waters
Jim Balsillie, former CEO of research in Motion, has discovered the HMS Erebus, one of two ships lost during the British Navy’s 1845 quest to find the Northwest Passage. Discovery of the HMS Erebus, may grant Canada control over an important maritime region of the Arctic. Bloomberg Business details the importance of the Northwest Passage and the symbolic magnitude […]
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Additional Arctic-Related Scientific Studies
Physical Environment Forbes, D.L., ed. 2011. State of the Arctic Coast 2010 – Scientific Review and Outlook. International Arctic Science Committee, Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone, Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme, International Permafrost Association. Helmholtz-Zentrum, Geesthacht, Germany, 178 pp. Weingartner, T.J., P. Winsor, R.A. Potter, H. Statscewich, and E.L. Dobbins. 2013. Application of High […]
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FAQ’s About the Arctic
The Huffington Post takes a look at the Arctic and why its important to the Lower 49. Q: Why is the Arctic a key new international interest? Q: Is there a chance that the Arctic will become militarized? Q: How are countries competing for economic resources? The story answers these key questions and more.
Alaska is Key to America’s Energy Success
America is at the beginning of a profound and sustained Energy Revolution. New technologies and innovation are spurring expanded opportunities in oil & gas development, as well as increased use of wind and solar and improvements in energy efficiency. As this revolution continues, every consumer in every sector of the US economy will benefit from […]
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