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Juneau looks at supplying power to cruise ships at docks


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau officials are exploring the idea of expanding port infrastructure to allow more cruises ships to connect to the local electrical grid as a way to cut down on dock-side emissions.

Princess Cruises has been connecting to shore power at a city dock since 2001, paying the local utility about $1 million each summer for the hook-up, the Juneau Empire reported.

But that’s the only dock in Juneau that’s capable of supplying power.

That infrastructure would be expanded under a proposal submitted this year by the Juneau Commission on Sustainability.

The commission r...

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