Energy policy and technology summit focusing on Arctic issues

The International Polar Year that runs until 2009 is focusing international attention on Arctic issues. This month the Arctic Energy Summit’s Technology conference will be held in Anchorage. The conference will bring together policy makers and technologists from eight Arctic nations to focus on the topic of energy in the Arctic. James Hemsath is a senior fellow for energy at the Institute of the North. He says the conference will consider the problems with affordable energy access in rural arctic communities. Hemsath says energy sustainability will also be explored.

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage