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nytimes.com - by David J. Hayes - July 17, 2014
STANFORD, Calif. — AFTER years of hype, renewable energy has gone mainstream in much of the United States and, increasingly, around the world. . .
. . . But many communities that need small-scale renewable energy remain out in the cold — literally and figuratively.
In Alaska, for instance, the vast majority of the more than 200 small, isolated communities populated primarily by native Alaskans rely on dirty, expensive diesel fuel to generate their electricity and heat.
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