Below are links to several concise documents that provide good reference materials for anyone interested in the Arctic Council and its work.

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Diavik Wind Farm, located at Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada's northern territories, is the world's largest wind-diesel hybrid power facility.  The mine is a joint venture between the subsidiaries of Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Corporation and uses no government funding. Four 2.3-megawatt turbines were constructed in 2012 with a capacity of 9.2 megawatts.  Prior to 2013, the mine relied on diesel fuel for all its energy needs, using approximately between 40 and 50 million litres of diesel per year, which cost approximately $70 million annually. 

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A collaborative effort between Norway and Sweden in 2012 has demonstrated the technical and economic feasibility of using photovoltaic (PV) panels for generating solar power at a solar cell park test site in Pitea, close to the Arctic Circle. The project was designed to incorporate a tracking system for the PV panels to maximize the amount of sunlight hitting the panels.  The results from this project showed that using the sun tracking technology in high latitudes can compete with solar facilities in Germany, a well-known leader in solar technology. 

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Chena Hot Springs Resort installed the state of Alaska’s first geothermal energy plant in 2006. The project is notable for using innovative technology to produce geothermal energy at temperatures below the boiling point of water.  It is also notable as a successful example of using geothermal energy to generate electricity on a small-scale commercial basis that can be replicated for community-based projects worldwide.

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