Kake mulls burning wood to provide local power

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Several Southeast communities and businesses are taking a closer look at using wood to power generators and heat buildings. Craig, for example, is already burning mill waste to warm two schools and a swimming pool. Now Kake’s village corporation is trying to set up wood-fired electrical generators.

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

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