Energy center, borough study amount of Fairbanks greenhouse gas emissions

From the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer July 18 2008

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is crunching numbers to study how much greenhouse gas we emit.

The university’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power is conducting the study using a $20,000 grant from the Fairbanks North Star Borough.

The work will serve as a baseline document needed to responsibly advance a proposed coal-and-biomass-to-fuel project, borough Mayor Jim Whitaker said. Whitaker said organizers are committed to reducing the community’s aggregate emissions through that proposed project and its capacity for spinoff energy and heat generation.

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