New Solar + Battery Price Crushes Fossil Fuels, Buries Nuclear

“This is the lowest solar-photovoltaic price in the United States,” said James Barner, the agency’s manager for strategic initiatives, “and it is the largest and lowest-cost solar and high-capacity battery-storage project in the U.S. and we believe in the world today.” Source: New Solar + Battery Price Crushes Fossil Fuels, Buries Nuclear

Alaska Litho

Alaska Litho has become a Supporting Partner of the Juneau Carbon Offset Fund. With Alaska Litho’s support, the Fund will further its reach into the community, alerting locals and businesses of this great new opportunity to address affordable housing issues and carbon footprint concerns. Alaska Litho is a local sustainability leader. The 9000 square foot…

How Burnsville, Minnesota, cut its carbon emissions nearly 30 percent 

Juneau could see similar emissions-cutting success by focusing on the recommendation for a CBJ energy management program in the Juneau Renewable Energy Strategy. If funded, this position would quickly pay for itself in money saved from energy savings and greatly improved efficiencies. A growing number of Republicans are starting to voice concerns about climate change….

Big Insurer Ditches Coal Coverage In Win For Climate Action Groups

WIN! Always a treat to wake up to a positive and encouraging headline! “Chubb Ltd., the nation’s largest commercial insurance company, announced it will move away from insuring and investing in coal. It becomes the first major U.S. insurance company to take such action…” Source: Big Insurer Ditches Coal Coverage In Win For Climate Action…

Watch a disguised Arnold Schwarzenegger try to sell gas cars to prospective EV customers

SO FUNNY! A must watch! Aaaaannooold…body builder, turned actor, turned politician, now climate activist! Brilliant! A barely-disguised Arnold Schwarzenegger touts the “benefits” of gasoline to customers who are interested in electric cars in a fun new ad. Source: Watch a disguised Arnold Schwarzenegger try to sell gas cars to prospective EV customers – Electrek

Green Cement Struggles to Expand Market as Pollution Focus Grows

OUCH!! Manufacturing the stone-like building material is responsible for 7% of global carbon dioxide emissions, more than what comes from all the trucks in the world. There are greener ways to make it⁠, but customers are slow to embrace the change. Source: Green Cement Struggles to Expand Market as Pollution Focus Grows – Bloomberg

Carbon Footprint Factsheet

Prior to personal carbon offsetting, reducing the size of your personal carbon footprint is an important first step. Halfway down this VERY informative study by the University of Michigan is a list of ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Following this, are links to three different footprint calculators that can give you a ‘picture’ of…

Rick Steves’s Bold New Climate Commitment | Budget Travel

Steves is not only formulating a grand plan to deal with the impacts of 30,000 annual travelers taking his global tours, but is calling on all tourism companies to account for the carbon output of their activities. Steves says, “We hope this program will inspire everyone who buys or sells tours to practice the same…

Toyota speeds up electric vehicle schedule as demand heats up

And the race charges on! (Accidental pun…) Toyota is still leaning towards a growing market for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, but as this article states, “Toyota Motor Corp aims to get half of its global sales from electrified vehicles by 2025, five years ahead of schedule, and will tap Chinese battery makers to meet the…