On Monday, the CBJ Assembly will hear a report from Docks and Harbors on the best way to plug in ships to our clean hydropower so they don’t have to run their generators and pollute downtown while at the dock.
In her most recent letter, Juneau resident Kate Troll, former Assembly woman, author, and Renewable Juneau board member, urges our city leaders to press the Docks and Harbors committee on contentious issues such as power supply and available and potential funding.
While no one, including the CBJ’s Commission on Sustainability, seems to have seen the report, it is likely, based on a prior Docks and Harbor grant application, to point out two major issues – insufficient supply of hydro power and upfront costs. Fortunately, a lot of ground work has been done on both these issues and the community has good options.
Look for Friday’s Renewable Juneau blog for more in-depth information and background on this widely supported important community issue!
Electrification will be a win-win-win for the community, the environment and the cruise industry.