Arctic Energy

A lot of ideas have been proposed for alternative energy. However, looking at conditions here in Alaska, I wonder if any of them will work at the level needed here in an arctic or sub-arctic environment. Solar is out for about half the year and not much for the rest. Hydroelectric dams harm the fish populations, and don't work when the rivers are frozen. Wind farms harm birds, disturb wildlife with noise, use up large quantities of land, and only work when the wind is blowing. Add in the increased needs here with the need for reliable winter heating. Transportation is another, with most of the state accessable only by air, and those few roads sometimes going more than 80 miles between fuel stations. Lastly, add in the large distances in the state and the problems of transmission losses for electricity. Considering these together, is there a way alternative energy can prove effective in Alaska?

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