SE Hydro Projects Slashing Oil Use

Hydroelectric power generation across Southeast Alaska continues its regional expansion! Two new projects are either just online or soon to be, each potentially slashing oil use and carbon emissions, while lowering power rates for residents of Kake, Gustavus, and soon the National Park HQ in Glacier Bay National Park’s Bartlett Cove. The multi-million dollar Gunnuk…

The EV News Just Keeps A’Comin’!

It seems with every passing week, more news is released that speaks to the inevitable transition of the world’s auto industry from gas to electric. Nearly a dozen and a half nations across the globe now have approaching bans on the sale of gas and diesel cars, Great Britain being the latest to get into…

Ford unveils E-Transit electric cargo van!

The E-Transit is the second major electric vehicle to be released as part of Ford’s $11.5 billion push into electrification, which the company says will last through 2022. The first vehicle was the Mustang Mach-E, which Ford will start delivering to customers at the end of this year. Next year, the company expects to unveil…

Marine Electrification Becomes Reality

For us coastal dwellers, these are exciting times! That is, if you can ignore all the noise blurring the picture, noise from COVID, the elections, etc. So, ignore all that for a few minutes and revel in this handful of electrifying news bites! These stories of marine electrification really hit home when we consider the…

Renewable Juneau at UAS Evening at Egan

Renewable Juneau (RJ) board members John Neary and Kate Troll took to the UAS virtual stage last Friday night for the UAS Evening at Egan lecture series. Their intriguing, inspiring, and motivating talk, hosted by UAS Master of Ceremonies (as well as UAS Dean of Arts & Sciences and Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored…

Geothermal energy is poised for a breakout

Here you go…your Sunday reading! This is pretty exciting stuff, simple, clean, and loaded with the potential to provide all the energy we need, anywhere on the planet. Once the engineering hurdles are cleared, well, we’re in the clear, and the road is paved to provide all humankind’s energy for a bazillion years, or more….

Heat Pump TIPS for Winter Cold

It’s getting cold out and now is the time to understand a few ins and outs of your heat pump! Juneau homes are rapidly embracing the beauty of ‘heating locally’ thanks to the inexpensive, efficient, and climate-friendly reality of air source heat pumps. Hundreds of these rock star heating systems are being installed around Juneau…

Busy Weeks Ahead!

FUN FACT! The month of October is officially National Energy Awareness Month here in the U.S.A.! Below are the calendar items that you need to add to your already full plate! All of us at Renewable Juneau hope that you have been celebrating Energy Awareness Month – there are so many ways! You can celebrate…

Cooling the Earth

A friend recently sent me the link to this fascinating article and said, “This is why we need science.” Scientists are tapping into a law of physics to create cooling systems that work without special fuel or electricity. Working with colleagues, Aaswath Raman has developed a thin, mirror-like film engineered to maximize radiative cooling on…

Alaska’s first electric school bus heading to Tok!

It looks like an ordinary school bus sitting on the lot in front of TrailerCraft, an Anchorage truck dealership, but the bus in question is actually the state’s first electric school bus, and it will soon be heading north to serve students in Tok. Juneau should be taking ownership of its first electric public transit…