Busy Weeks Ahead!

FUN FACT! The month of October is officially National Energy Awareness Month here in the U.S.A.! Below are the calendar items that you need to add to your already full plate! All of us at Renewable Juneau hope that you have been celebrating Energy Awareness Month – there are so many ways! You can celebrate…

Cooling the Earth

A friend recently sent me the link to this fascinating article and said, “This is why we need science.” Scientists are tapping into a law of physics to create cooling systems that work without special fuel or electricity. Working with colleagues, Aaswath Raman has developed a thin, mirror-like film engineered to maximize radiative cooling on…

Alaska’s first electric school bus heading to Tok!

It looks like an ordinary school bus sitting on the lot in front of TrailerCraft, an Anchorage truck dealership, but the bus in question is actually the state’s first electric school bus, and it will soon be heading north to serve students in Tok. Juneau should be taking ownership of its first electric public transit…

New Heat Pump Developments on KRNN

Steve Behnke, Board President for the nonprofit Alaska Heat Smart and founding board member of Renewable Juneau, discusses the wonders of air source heat pumps with KRNN’s Shelli DeLaney on ‘A Juneau Afternoon’. Steve and Shelli discuss the Heat Smart program, it’s free home heating and energy efficiency advisory services, and the tremendous benefits of…

Heat Pump SURVEY!

Alaska Heat Smart, Renewable Juneau, and AEL&P are surveying Juneau residents about heat pumps! We are interested in gaining a better understanding of the market for ductless heat pumps. We also want to hear from households with heat pumps about how they are working! Can we grab a few minutes of your time? It could…

JOIN THE EV PARADE!

This coming Saturday, we call on your and your EV to join the parade! Juneau will host a ‘safe-in your vehicle’ Juneau EV Road Rally on Saturday, September 26th! Electric vehicles will congregate at the Juneau District Heating Lot at 300 Egan Drive with a take off time of 11 AM. The Rally, with hopefully…

10 Best Electric Campervans For The Futuristic Vandweller

OMG! Who doesn’t want to be a ‘futuristic vandweller’? Well, full disclosure…I do! I’d take any one of these slick rides and head out on a land yacht tour in a heartbeat! Time to escape. Check out this fun review of 10 great rides! When I fell in love with my 2013 Nissan Leaf, I…

2020 CBJ Election Survey

Following on the positive public feedback that we receive from our local candidate surveys, Renewable Juneau recently presented a series of renewable energy and climate questions to this fall’s slate of assembly candidates. We offer our sincere thanks to each candidate for taking the time from their busy schedule’s to share their thoughts, opinions, and…

Time to recognize the global energy trends that cloud Arctic oil development

Douglas, Alaska’s Kate Troll lays down a solid foundation for the argument for an Alaska focus on renewable energy in this informative piece on seemingly never-ending plans to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. …with 195 countries pledging to reduce fossil fuel emissions, with 42 countries putting a price on carbon, with…

5 Automakers Lock In a Deal on Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Tremendous to see these five auto industry pillars speak truth to power! I don’t know about you, but I find this story very encouraging. Granted, all these players need to transition as quickly as possible away from the internal combustion engine and towards electrification of their fleets. But, this seems to be a sign that…