Hippy Van Is Back: Volkswagen Re-Releasing It’s Electric Version

OMG! I want one of these funsy rigs!! Granted, we should show VW little forgiveness for their corrupt diesel cheating scheme, but, if forgiveness is to take place, VW may deserve some credit for their greatly stepped up efforts to enter the EV market. Source: Hippy Van Is Back: Volkswagen Re-Releasing It’s Electric Version Read…

The role of pumped-hydro storage in a 100% renewable world

If the demand for electricity in Juneau were to grow while the region grappled with a handful of low precipitation years, could the existence of a pumped-hydro storage system prevent facilities like Greens Creek, the Federal Building and others from having to burn thousands of gallons of diesel fuel for their energy needs? Add this…

Washington State Officials Study Vessel Electrification in Scandinavia

The good news for operators in the U.S. is that such technologies are advancing quickly, challenges being overcome, and costs are coming down. Vessel electrification has sparked more than a general interest within the U.S. marine industry. A current of energy is flowing as this technology develops and emerges in our fleets. Source: Vessel electrification…

Port of Oakland finds success with Ship Shore Power

Oakland officials recently announced that 75 percent of the 1,543 ships that called at the port in 2018 used “shore power,” meaning they cut their engines and used landside electrical power while docked at the facility. Facility reports rise in ships plugging into landside electric grid to reduce diesel emissions. Source: Port of Oakland finds…

China’s drive to dominate the electric car industry – CBS News

An amazing video that documents the staggering progress that China is making in electric vehicle adoption. Truly worth watching! Holly Williams reports on China’s challenge to the rest of the world’s carmakers, as they will build more than a million electric cars this year. Source: China’s drive to dominate the electric car industry – CBS…

AELP – Capacity, Transparency and More

*** EDITED *** In the first paragraph of our post yesterday, 3/11, which follows below, we were apparently a bit hasty in claiming that the Empire had not run this letter. At the time, it had not been published. Today, it sits in the editorial section of the paper. We apologize to our local paper,…

Mendenhall Glacier PLANNING Open House this Saturday!

Saturday, March 2, from 1-4pm at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, the Forest Service will be unwrapping it’s draft plan for the next 20-30 years of management of Juneau’s top recreation and tourism destination. Renewable Juneau and hundreds of Juneau locals have sent a loud and clear message to the planners: business as usual needs…

JWAC Presents Reem Yusaf

‘The UK’s Low Carbon Economy: Opportunities and Challenges’ with Reem Yusuf Thursday | February 28th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360 Reem serves as a Policy Advisor for Energy and Environment at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as Energy and Climate Attaché to the British Consulate General in San Francisco. In this capacity,…

Bill McKibben: Climate Change Is Scary – Not the Green New Deal

Bill McKibben crushing it again! Here he throws it right back to the fear-mongering right, while making a strong argument for electric transportation, mass transit, heat pumps vs oil, retrofitting buildings, and so much more. “It’s very clear that conservatives have one plan for dealing with the popularity of the Green New Deal: scaring the…