UAF Online Classes

UAF is offering these two great online courses! Contact Mark Masteller at UAF – Bristol Bay Campus at 907-414-0198 with any questions.

Boston transit authority adds to electric bus fleet | Smart Cities Dive

The CBJ also received grant money from the FTA in the form of a low/no emissions grant. Juneau’s first electric bus should be arriving this year and one or two more are in the works with the second FTA no/low grant. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority intends to add nearly 200 New Flyer hybrid buses…

Assembly to Decide on Kiehl Seat

Renewable Juneau developed a renewable energy and climate questionnaire that was sent this last Saturday morning (January 5) to all seven candidates with a Monday deadline and four complied. We telephone contacted the remaining three and also followed up with a resending of the questionnaire via email. The four candidates that responded were: Alicia Hughes-Skandijs,…

Norway’s electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales | Reuters

This article is a great example illustrating the power of government incentive to push change. As California has shown, progress is possible. But, the potential of involvement of the federal government to move the needle cannot be understated. Source: Norway’s electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales | Reuters

Idaho regulators deny sale of Avista to Canadian utility | The Spokesman-Review

Avista Corp.’s proposed sale to Hydro One Ltd. of Toronto has been denied by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission. Source: Idaho regulators deny sale of Avista to Canadian utility | The Spokesman-Review This decision by Idaho regulators follows the early December decision by Washington to also reject the sale. That article here.

New programs nudge homeowners to switch to electric heat pumps | ACEEE

Renewable Juneau is working with a diverse group, including the JEDC, CBJ, AEL&P, Interfaith Power & Light, and builders, to create a program to accelerate heat pump adoption in Juneau. From coast to coast, several programs are starting to help homeowners switch from space and water heating fueled by oil, propane, and natural gas to…

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC)

ORPC improves people’s lives, and their environment, through sustainable energy solutions. Constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation, ORPC brings marine renewable energy technology and project development solutions to its community and industrial partners, specializing in microgrid to utility-scale river and tidal energy applications, and underwater mobile power supplies for offshore energy applications.

How Your Local Elected Officals Can Support Clean Energy | CleanTechnica

Municipal elections often fall off the radar during national ones, but cities retain a surprising amount of power over their energy future. What can you ask your elected official to pursue? The following list of 11 resolutions, actions, and rules can make your local city council or mayor a clean energy champion. Source: How Your…