The widely scattered residents of the largest state are looking for alternatives to reduce their onerous energy costs. : It’s crazy that Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas but its largest city has only 304,000 people. It’s isolated from the rest of the country. Due to its weather, terrain and lack of adequate infrastructure, Alaska has the highest cost of energy in the nation behind Hawaii. And it has the third highest per capita consumption of energy in the nation! It seems ironic that Alaska, known in the lower 48 for its oil pipeline, would now be promoting alternative energy.