COLD Weather Heat Pump TIPS

IT’S COLD OUT! Juneau is feeling some of the coldest days in over half a decade and with so many heat pumps buzzing away out there, we have been curious how they have been performing. The crew at Alaska HeatSmart conducted a recent survey recently and below we share some quick results and a smattering…

Climate Leadership | JetBlue

The New York-based airline said that its climate leadership plans will entail offsetting between 15 billion and 17 billion additional pounds of emissions per year, which the company noted is “the annual equivalent of removing more than 1.5 million passenger vehicles from the road.” From offsetting over 2 billion pounds of CO₂ emissions to investing…

Sitka Longliner Goes Hybrid-Electric!

The F/V Sunbeam is close to becoming Sitka’s first plug-in hybrid diesel-electric fishing boat. “It will probably save me maybe 30 to 40 percent on fuel,” Fabian Grutter said in an interview on the boat, “but another big savings is my main (diesel) engine won’t run 40 percent of the time, probably.” Sunbeam’s diesel engine…

2019 Year in Review

Hello Renewable Juneau friends, The start of the new year, 2020, is a time for the Renewable Juneau board to reflect back on our activities in 2019 and to share our successes with our friends. Education Part of our mission is to provide education about both present uses and future possible uses of Juneau’s renewable…

New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutions for 2020 The Board of Renewable Juneau has some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for 2020! Not all are directly renewable energy-focused ideas, but they will all help you to lower your carbon footprint, to be more conscious of the choices available to you, and allow you to set a constructive example for those…

How the humble chairlift could revolutionize renewable energy | Grist

What do you see when you imagine a zero-carbon future? Electric buses zipping by? Rolling hills covered with solar panels? Offshore wind farms towering over the sea? If batteries are part of your vision, good thinking. But there’s a promising, if whimsical, piece of the renewable energy puzzle that might be missing from your mental…

My Energy Use? I dunno…

How many earths does it take to sustain an energy educator for one year? Too many. REAP: Renewable Energy Alaska Project In this terrific piece by REAP’s Taylor Ferguson, she outlines in very clear terms the value in working towards an understanding of our personal energy diet, the amount of energy we more than likely…