Arctic Sustainable Energy Futures: The Arctic Community Energy Planning And Implementation (ACEPI) Toolkit Final Report

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Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
Each community in the Arctic is unique, with vast differences in geography, resources, and needs. However, maximizing the use of clean energy resources for affordable and reliable electricity and heating is consistently a priority across the region. High energy costs can be a big challenge for remote communities not connected by transmission or pipeline to a larger regional or national network. Electricity and fuel costs may take a large share of family income and may strain community or regional budgets. There are still many Arctic communities that that rely almost exclusively on fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation. These fuels may come from local sources or may be shipped in by land, sea, or air – and those transportation methods bring still more challenges and costs.