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Read this article (http://www.economist.com/news/business/21575771-environmental-lunacy-europe-fuel-future) in light of the fact that 4 voyages went over through Bering Straights via the Northern Passage to Europe in 2010. In 2012, 40 (forty) voyages went through. Alaskan entrepreneurs I’ve met are banking-literally to some degree- on the next Alaskan energy export boom to be value added (chipped, pelleted, bricked, torrefacted) wood. Tomorrow is the beginning of the International Biomass Conference and I bet there will be plenty of talk about new markets as climate changes in our frontier Arctic state and the waters/ice near!

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