Welcome to the Energy Transition Solutions Podcast with our host, Joe Batir. In this episode, Joe interviews Bernie Karl of Chena Power and Chena Hot Springs. Bernie shares his life story of how he got to Alaska, and how he came to realize the power of geothermal energy through gold mining, which led to the purchase of Chena Hot Springs. He then explains how he used Chena Hot Springs as a laboratory to design a small scale geothermal driven ecosystem, which he is moving on to replicate in the Aleutian Islands, first for the city of Unalaska at Makushin Volcano.
Additional topics covered included:
1) How geothermal power can drive decarbonization in maritime shipping.
2) The massive amount of resources that go in and out of Alaska remote villages.
3) How Berne suggests to remove permitting and improve innovation.
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