Clean Energy Careers & Education

Alaska Network for Energy Education and Employment (ANEEE) works to ensure that individual Alaskans can find access to the best clean energy learning, training and earning opportunities possible.

ANEEE identifies, maps and connects Alaska’s network of energy champions. It is a network that includes educators, trainers, earners, private industry, Native corporations, elders and students leading the clean energy transition in Alaska.

ANEEE MAPS

Click through interactive visualizations to explore technical assistance relationships within the rural energy sector throughout the state of Alaska.


Technical Assistance in Rural Alaska – Energy

Energy Literacy and Training in Alaska


The following gap analysis is a “living document” that seeks to catalogue the current curricula, programs and pathways by which: Alaskan K-12 students, Career and Technical Education (CTE) trainees and Alaskan University students might increase their energy literacy, combat the high cost of energy inAlaska, discover careers and improve overall quality of life in the state. The primary goal of the analysis is to identify areas of strength, opportunities, needs, bottlenecks and clean energy education/training gaps.

Mapping the who, what, when and where of energy lessons, trainings, certificates and degrees throughout the state will enable more conversation, coordination, alignment and efficiency amongst the various stakeholders working toward a more energy literate Alaska. These stakeholders include educational institutions, research institutions, governmental agencies, Alaska Native corporations, industry, young people seeking education, and adults seeking further education. 

Ten thousand years ago, human survival in Alaska depended on a community’s ability to do the following: 

  • Trace energy flows and think in terms of energy systems.
  • Know how much energy is used, for what purpose, and where the energy comes from.
  • Assess the credibility of information about energy.
  • Communicate about energy and energy use in meaningful ways.
  • Make informed energy use decisions based on an understanding of impacts and consequences.

The basic tenets of energy literacy in Alaska have not changed over these last ten thousand years. The nature and role of energy in the world, and our daily lives, is still crucial to basic survival. Ironically, technological developments have absolved today’s average Alaskan from both an understanding and ability to answer basic energy questions. Too many modern Alaskans cannot solve basic energy problems for themselves, or meaningfully weigh-in on complex energy issues. Understanding and applying the principles of energy literacy have been hallmarks of human progress throughout history. As human activity is conclusively impacting the Earth’s climate, to the detriment of human populations, the pursuit and understanding of clean energy technologies has never been more urgent. If Alaska is to meet its unique energy needs, utilize its abundant renewable resources and confront the reality of climate change – its populace must strive to be among the most energy literate in the world.

GAP ANALYSIS