Alaska has a vast amount of resources, both renewable and non-renewable. Containing 16% of the nation's landmass and less than 0.3% of its population, Alaska has over 150 stand-alone electrical grids serving remote villages as well as larger grids that serve Southeast Alaska and the Railbelt. Most electric power in the state comes from natural gas or diesel fuel, though there are over 50 hydroelectric power plants across the state. Other resources, such as wind and geothermal, are used in areas of the state, along with utilization of other resources as technologies continue to be developed and tested. With further development in technologies and continued study of its resources, Alaska has the potential to become a world-leader in finding cost-effective solutions for energy development.
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Fuel and Non-Resource Energy Technologies
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