AFE 2021: Morning Remarks

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Join us each day for morning remarks!

AFE 2021: Responding From Afar: New Oil Spill Response Technologies

Innovative technologies are enabling responders to obtain more information about oil spills and respond from a safe distance. These new advancements include the Arctic Domain Awareness Center’s long-range autonomous underwater vehicle that can observe and collect samples undersea and under ice to characterize oil spills and other environmental hazards. This technology can also help create a baseline of data for ...

AFE 2021: DEC Virtual Inspections Pilot Program

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The COVID-19 pandemic raised important concerns regarding certain aspects of how the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation protects public health and our environment. In particular, travel to rural communities to conduct on-site inspections could violate local travel restrictions and introduce the virus to remote areas. To help prevent transmission of COVID-19, DEC explored virtual inspections as a way to ensure ...

AFE 2021: Driving Toward the Future – Electric Vehicles and Alaska

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to transform the transportation and electricity sectors and can reduce transportation costs, increase local jobs and business, localize the benefit of transportation energy expenditures, and improve public health and the environment. The trend in other states and countries is unmistakably electric. But what about Alaska? This session will summarize the Alaska EV landscape, the challenges ...