The new $245 million powerplant, scheduled to come online next year, will feature updated technology that’ll reduce most pollutants – but it will continue to emit greenhouse gases blamed for warming the planet. Many on campus say that conflicts with UAF’s leadership in Arctic climate-change research.
a small explosion on Nov. 2 forced GVEA to shut down the power plant earlier this month.
According to a memorandum sent last week by University of Alaska System President Pat Gamble, the Board of Regents plans to implement a student fee to cover costs associated with the project.
At $245 million, the biggest item in the capital budget before the Legislature is a power plant for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.