King Cove, Alaska - Chapter Two: Water Into Powerhouse=Light

King Cove, Alaska - Chapter Two: Water Into Powerhouse=Light

Renewable energy is the future. In King Cove, local leaders decided the future is now and invested in renewable energy projects. The debt the city has taken on is a heavy yoke to bear, even with its electric utility fund being financially sound.  Yet, the dream has been realized. Today the small city (pop. 900) boasts being one of the few communities that enjoys 75 percent of its electricity from a renewable source. Its projects have been recognized by the International Energy Agency’s Hydropower Group and that were included in their Good Practices report. by Gary Hennigh, King Cove, Alaska

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Foresight and voter approval set the stage for water security in Wyoming

Foresight and voter approval set the stage for water security in Wyoming

Laramie residents approved the city’s purchase of the Monolith Ranch for the water rights in 1981. In addition to being a major water source for the city, the ranch continues to run cattle, provides hunting opportunities and a place for the University of Wyoming to conduct research. by Darren Parkin

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Doubling Down on Small-Scale Hydro - Government that Works

Doubling Down on Small-Scale Hydro - Government that Works

A small Alaskan city uses creative solutions to obtain its energy-smart dream. by Gary Hennigh

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Land use planning and water — A call to action

Columnist Julio G. Iturreria urges readers to participate in water planning.

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Washington’s shoreline master plans: Can resource management and community growth find synergy?

Washington’s shoreline master plans: Can resource management and community growth find synergy?

An informal assessment of how cities and counties are trying to meet the 2014 deadline to have updated Shoreline Master Plans. by Wayne Wright

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