Is The Oil Price Crash Good For Renewable Energy? | OilPrice.com

A ray of light may be shining on the renewable energy sector in these troubled times! …it is highly likely that the coronavirus and oil price war will have a short-term negative impact on the global energy transition. In the long-term, however, there are plenty of reasons to believe that the most recent oil price…

Got 5 Minutes for the Mendenhall?

Our precious Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area needs your attention. By this coming Friday. Please take five minutes, more if you have ’em, and send in your thoughts, ideas, comments, feedback and more to those planning for the next few decades of activity at the Mendenhall Glacier. Laurie Craig recently had a letter to the editor…

COMMENTS NEEDED…

…for the latest round of updates regarding the future of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Comments on proposed updates to bus parking, possible boats on the lake (diesel?), and whether or not renewable energy and climate issues will be addressed in the plans are due by March 19. Yes, this process has been ongoing for…

Renewable Kodiak!

Watch a new video by ACEP’s chief storyteller, Amanda Byrd, on Kodiak Electric Association’s renewable energy resources. They serve approximately 6,000 customers, including the state’s first and only USDA-certified goat dairy! Kodiak Electric Association generates almost 100% of its energy via wind and hydro. Learn how flywheels and battery energy storage systems help balance the…

ALERT: Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Facility Public Session

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 5 – 7 pm Yup, that’s right. Tomorrow. Not next week, not much time to plan, just time enough to drop what you may already have planned and show up! Not much notice on this one folks, but after nearly a year of silence, tomorrow eve is possibly the last chance we’ll…

A new way to profit from ancient Alaskan forests—leave them standing

In selling the carbon rights to this land, Sealaska is forgoing potential logging fees: The value per acre of selling their trees is currently only about 10 percent of what could be raised from a timber sale. Still, even here, carbon credits hold certain advantages. Unlike logging, carbon credit sales leave the forest for trapping,…

‘All-Electric’ Movement Picks Up Speed, Catching Some Off Guard

Rob Jackson, a professor at Stanford University who leads the Global Carbon Project…said that “dozens for sure, likely hundreds” of jurisdictions would pass gas bans and pro-electric legislation this year… As cities across the nation embrace electric power as a cleaner alternative to natural gas, developers are scrambling to keep up. Source: ‘All-Electric’ Movement Picks…

The Hummer Is Coming Back — As An Electric Vehicle : NPR

Change is coming people. Change in a BIG way! In the early 2000s, the Hummer was a symbol of gas-guzzling militaristic excess. Now it’s getting revived as an electric pickup. It’s one sign of how much things have changed in the auto industry. “There is suddenly going to be a slew of electric trucks, almost…

Solar energy rises in Kake, testing local electric grid – KCAW

The rainforest of Southeast Alaska might seem like an unlikely place to find solar energy taking off. But that’s exactly what’s happening in Kake, and its causing complications for the town’s utility. Like many isolated towns, Kake gets power from diesel generators, and it’s not cheap. Dawn Jackson, Executive Director of the Organized Village of…