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Community biomass handbook. Volume 3: How wood energy is revitalizing rural AlaskaAuthor(s): Dan Bihn
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-949. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 65 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThis book is intended to help people better understand how wood energy is helping to revitalize rural Alaskan communities by reducing energy costs, creating jobs, and helping to educate the next generation.
The village of Koyukuk shows how modern wood energy systems can meet the challenges of remote rural Alaska. To fully succeed, however, these systems need to become part of the fabric of community life.
Remote rural villages have become part of a much broader Internet-enabled community. Alaskans have always been pioneers in using the latest telecommunication technology for telemedicine and distance learning.
Today, communities are starting to monitor their wood energy systems over the internet and share that data with others—improving reliability, reducing the cost of maintenance, and opening up exciting educational opportunities.
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CitationBihn, Dan. 2016. Community biomass handbook. Volume 3: How wood energy is revitalizing rural Alaska. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-949. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 65 p.
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