Critical Minerals Workshop at Alaska Pacific University
Feb 23, 2023
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management hosted a two-day workshop in February, focused on Alaska's potential to play a key role in America's clean energy transition. The event featured keynote speeches by Senator Lisa Murkowski and Governor Mike Dunleavy, as well as a panel discussion on the opportunities and challenges facing Alaska's energy and mining sector.
The event also included a panel discussion featuring representatives from Alaska's energy industry, government, and academic sectors. Panelists discussed the need for new infrastructure to support renewable energy development, the potential impact of federal policies on Alaska's oil and gas industry, and the importance of collaboration between the public and private sectors in supporting the growth of Alaska's energy industry.
Overall, the event highlighted Alaska's potential to play a leading role in America's transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future, while also supporting economic growth and job creation in the state. Alaska has significant reserves of minerals such as lithium, cobalt, and graphite, which are essential components of clean energy technologies like electric vehicle batteries and renewable energy storage systems.
Check out the agenda of the event here: