Fairbanks' Emissions Exceed National Average

Greenhouse gas emissions in Fairbanks, Alaska are significantly higher than the national average, according to one report.

"Fairbanks released 64 percent more greenhouse gases per resident last year than the national average, according to a new report.

The report ordered by the Fairbanks North Star Borough looks at the main reasons for the greenhouse gas releases in Fairbanks, including the amount of heating fuel burned, electricity used and car trips taken.

The borough hopes to use the report to address the problem of skyrocketing energy costs, and to find ways to help homeowners curb use, if possible.

The report says three-fifths of the greenhouse gas emissions from homes in Fairbanks last year came from the roughly 49 million gallons of heating fuel burned by renters and homeowners."

Thanks to Jon Cecil, AICP

Full Story: Fairbanks over US average for greenhouse gases

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