Governor Mike Dunleavy calls Tuesday a historic day for Alaska.
At the sustainable energy conference in Anchorage -- he signed his carbon offset bill into law.
The conference is a chance for researchers, policymakers, and investors to explore the future of energy, with Alaska being the center of all of it.
There are many exhibitors here, all for the purpose of sustainable energy, some of which are here from the lower 48. Blue Planet Energy is based in Hawaii and specializes in microgrid batteries. With a project already here in Alaska, they believe it's an excellent place for their product.
"What we love about Alaska is there are hundreds of these remote communities, so it's a big opportunity to clean up the grid and make it cheaper for the residents," Wes Kennedy, a senior sales engineer, said.