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Well, the Polar Energy Conference this year (in Akureyri, Iceland) selected to hear about the three school districts on the Tanana River who have been saving at least half their fuel costs by burning wood rather than #1 fuel oil. The presentation has the same title as the title of this post, and is also on the docket for the Energy, Utility, and Environmental conference in Feb. Though there are some school districts following the same lead in Southeast Alaska, this presentation (shown also at this year’s International Biomass Conference as well as the International Energy Economists Conference) focuses on the Interior. Such schools may be able to buy more teachers, equipment or activities once they bring down their schools’ energy/operating costs!

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