Time to recognize the global energy trends that cloud Arctic oil development

Douglas, Alaska’s Kate Troll lays down a solid foundation for the argument for an Alaska focus on renewable energy in this informative piece on seemingly never-ending plans to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. …with 195 countries pledging to reduce fossil fuel emissions, with 42 countries putting a price on carbon, with…

5 Automakers Lock In a Deal on Greenhouse Gas Pollution

Tremendous to see these five auto industry pillars speak truth to power! I don’t know about you, but I find this story very encouraging. Granted, all these players need to transition as quickly as possible away from the internal combustion engine and towards electrification of their fleets. But, this seems to be a sign that…

Got 5 Minutes for the Alaska Electric Vehicle Association?

Lack of fast chargers is a barrier to EV adoption in Alaska and a component of electrical rates called demand charges are a contributing factor. To address this barrier, the Alaska Electric Vehicle Association (AKEVA) is petitioning the Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) to take regulatory action to address effect of demand charges on EV…

How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

The US has everything it needs to decarbonize by 2035. This is a must read article, an uplifting and inspiring synopsis of the tremendous work of Saul Griffith, physicist, engineer, researcher, inventor, serial entrepreneur, and MacArthur “genius” grant winner. Griffith is the founder and chief scientist at Otherlab, an independent research and design lab that…

AK Heat Smart is HIRING!

Interested in helping promote energy efficiency and heat pumps in Juneau? Our friends at Alaska Heat Smart are hiring! The crew at Heat Smart are looking for a motivated person to help grow their promotional and advisory program. The focal point of this position is to assist Juneau homeowners with their decision making process when…

GM’s Ultium Battery Factory Is Sprouting Up In Ohio

More encouraging indicators that EVs are here to stay. And another positive corporate indicator of the economic impact that renewables are having on our economy. It’s always hard to tell what level of vision and enthusiasm for electric vehicles the top executives of legacy automakers actually hold in their heads and hearts. They are trained…

RJ’s Thoughts on the CBJ Bond Proposal

The CBJ Assembly will be discussing a $15 million bond package (to be up for public vote this fall) tomorrow at a special Monday eve meeting.  While Renewable Juneau fully supports economic stimulus to help grease the wheels of a greatly altered 2020 local economy, we believe that it can be even more valuable if…