AES logo Alaska 2015Today, Monday September 28th, the Arctic Energy Summit starts in Fairbanks, Alaska. The event is broadcasted live here.

Join community, business and political leaders from the eight Arctic nations, subject matter experts from around the world, and local traditional knowledge holders as we explore best practices – whether emerging technologies or innovative policy – and ways to leverage of public and private investment to help address these challenges. The Summit is highly participatory and interactive, with your participation resulting in outcomes delivered to the Sustainable Development Working Group of the Arctic Council during the U.S. Chairmanship.

This year, the main topics will be:

  • Prudent Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas
  • Renewable Energy Development and Energy Efficiency
  • Power and Heat in Remote Communities

Beyond the hype of an increasingly changing and busy Arctic stand communities and businesses working hard to ensure the lights are on. While the development of rich natural resources that support northern economies grab headlines, policy makers in the North know the struggle to build critical infrastructure, invest in education, and protect a healthy environment.

You can follow live the event here.