A Flawed Study

Renewable Juneau has sent the city our comments on the recent draft study on dock electrification from the CBJ Docks and Harbors Committee. In short, it needs a great deal of work. The dock electrification study was funded by the CBJ Assembly in 2019 to begin design and construction of dock electrification infrastructure and provide objective information and policy…

The Year of the Electric Pickup

It’s shaping up to be the year of the electric pickup truck. Both the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV are now reaching paying customers, and the Ford F-150 Lightning is entering production this spring. Ford has so many reservations for it—200,000 at last count—that they’ve adjusted production targets from 40,000 to 150,000 units annually.  I’ve never really needed a truck, or…

EV or Heat Pump? Let Us Help You with Your New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s that time of year again. Time to make a few set-in-stone, unbreakable, do-good, self-improvement, save-the-world promises to yourself and those around you, maybe even to your community or the greater world at large. These annual resolutions can be agonizing, especially when they reach beyond yourself. 2022 will make this process no easier as your…

Solar Canopies over Parking Lots! Innovation or Common Sense?

  Solar farms are proliferating on undeveloped land, often harming ecosystems. But placing solar canopies on large parking lots offers a host of advantages — making use of land that is already cleared, producing electricity close to those who need it, and even shading cars. If Walmart installed solar panels over the parking lots of…

The White House wants a robust electric vehicle charging network. Here’s the plan.

The Biden administration recently announced a multi-billion dollar plan to beef up the nation’s electric vehicle charging system. The White House has pledged $7.5 billion from a bipartisan infrastructure law to go toward improving and increasing the national charging network. The plan would create new public chargers both for local commuting and longer-distance traveling. The announcement comes…

Skagway works to pioneer one of the first electric ferry programs in the country

The Skagway Assembly passed a resolution that establishes an electric ferry pilot program. The resolution comes on the heels of a major announcement by the federal government that $250 million of the roughly $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill would be earmarked for such programs, with at least one of them in Alaska. Skagway’s ferry committee…

Renewable Juneau Turns 5!

We know there’s more to do, but right now, we’re celebrating! Five years of renewable energy education and advocacy!JOIN US as we celebrate! Here is just a short list of some of the accomplishments that we’re celebrating on this 5th birthday! 2016 – 2020Raising awareness of the benefits of heat pumps with free educational workshops…

Our Anniversary!

Renewable Juneau turns 5 this week! In celebration of our five year anniversary, we’ll be raising a glass, looking back over a busy five years of renewable energy advocacy and education, and looking ahead to our next five years! We hope you’ll pledge your support to our vision and our mission, and we hope you’ll…

Key Moment for Dock Electrification – Part 2

Renewable Juneau would like to offer our initial impressions of the draft dock electrification study which will come before the Juneau Assembly at Monday’s Committee of the Whole. The draft report provides a lot of information. It’s going to take a while to digest. But, we strongly support the draft’s recommendation that construction proceed to…