VERGE Talk: Cultivating energy innovation in an unlikely place

Alaska is at ground zero for climate change, yet its mainstay is still oil and gas. It is also the production home to 12% of the world's microgrids. How are these factors contributing toward its cleaner energy future? This is the story of how entrepreneurs, military leaders, utility operators, researchers and thought leaders are fostering an ecosystem of energy innovation in Alaska to address grid resiliency issues locally and globally. From drones to climate change mitigation, and from electrical grids to cyber security, Alaska holds value and experience that a growing entrepreneurial ecosystem is beginning to capture.