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Residential Heating in Remote Arctic Villages: Implementation Plan

This report summarizes the second of three planned workshops focused on residential heating in remote Arctic villages. Following up on the first workshop in the series which identified data gaps and research needs related to home heating needs, this workshop was held to assess and identify progress, prioritize unmet research needs and remaining data gaps, and develop strategies to address outstanding data gaps and research needs.

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Residential Heating in Remote Arctic Villages: Research Needs

This report summarizes the first of three planned workshops focused on residential heating in remote Arctic villages. In these communities, the cost of home heating consumes 47% (median value) of annual income for those in the lowest income bracket with the majority of households in rural Alaska depend on fossil fuel to heat their homes. This workshop focused on identifying research needs and data gaps related to how heat is used in villages in order to understand how renewable energy systems, energy efficiencies and education and/or policy level efforts might best address heating needs in remote communities.

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AREWG One-Pager

This USARC coordinated working group promotes research on renewable and efficiency energy systems in remote Arctic communities. The working group’s mission is to benefit Arctic communities by identifying and addressing critical renewable energy and energy efficiency research needs. Integration of renewable resources and supporting technologies into a community’s current power generation capacity has the potential to decrease cost to consumers, air pollution, and carbon footprint and increase local employment.

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