The three-day Alaska Sustainable Energy conference kicked off Tuesday in Anchorage.
During a panel, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dave Turk was asked about what clean energy success stories the state has already seen.
Turk spoke about Shungnak, a village that’s made a big change toward sustainability.
"They’ve actually saved $200,000 a year off of expensive diesel and building out the wind, the solar and some storage. And we see some replication of that again and again across the state. Doesn’t mean it’s easy. It doesn’t mean it’s quick,” Turk said.