Energy Production In The City Of Anchorage

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INTRO With the rise in climate throughout the State of Alaska creating problems especially within the rural villages, the city of Anchorage is in the heart of most of the energy production, as well as the North Slope Region. From manufacturing, natural resources in oil to creating energy from all forms (hydro, solar, wind, etc.), a solution to produce more energy for the city of Anchorage is essential. Energy production is the most crucial element when it comes to creating power and resources for any city, especially in Anchorage. Companies such as Chugiak Electric and the Municipal Light & Power provide power to homes and companies throughout the Anchorage bowl and surrounding towns. Energy productivity is monitored from how much energy is …show more content…
The only issue that stands in the way of keeping Anchorage from going environmentally friendly is the use of greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that provide public transportation. The People Mover is the public transportation company that gives the people in Anchorage5. The Department of Transportation (DoT) needs to review and possibly see on how the People Mover and the idea of a light rail system would go hand in hand. Most of the major cities in the lower 48 such as Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, and Phoenix have light rail systems for public transportation. Online transportation companies such as Uber and Lyft would be excellent for alternate transportation as the taxi cabs may be currently facing a huge budget cut from the …show more content…
We as citizens have been very thoughtless when it came towards waste management, especially food waste. Luckily, the city has stepped up and created recycle plants that not only take plastic goods, but non-ferocious waste and metals6.
Again, the recycling plant is a great start in reducing waste management. The only issue is that some of the products cannot be taken at the Anchorage Recycle Plant. The city should create a mass recycle production plant that’ll not only take plastic goods and non-ferocious metals, but to take in bags, and other goods that the public garbage will not accept. Another is to reform the Anchorage Landfill as the area itself is rolling around in solid waste and being piled upon and stacked. The solid waste itself creates not only a foul odor, but it contributes to inflicting damage towards the climate.


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