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 Alaska's Changing Arctic: Energy Issues and Trends.

In this video, one of five highlighting what the report offers, Pat Pitney (President of the University of Alaska system), Amy Lovecraft (Director of UAF's Center for Arctic Policy Studies), Pearl Brower (President/CEO of Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation), and Glenn Wright (UAS Associate Professor of Political Science), discuss how this report and planned future reports can support Alaska decision-makers with information they need to benefit from and expand the role of Alaska and the United States in the Arctic. 

The full Alaska's Changing Arctic video playlist is available on YouTube.