Hydrogen as Fuel? An Italian Pasta Factory Shows How It Could Work

Hopefully, experiments like this one will help to propel hydrogen as a fuel into the mainstream more quickly than is presently occurring. While energy is required to produce hydrogen, once isolated, it can be stored, in essence acting as a battery of sorts. And, hydrogen is lighter to transport, making it potentially a better candidate…

The world’s largest electric commercial plane takes flight!

The next step in the electrification of aviation took place on Thursday morning, May 28, with the first flight of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan powered by a magniX electric propulsion system. “This 30-minute flight would have cost us $6 in electricity compared to $300 to $400 in fuel, and the Cessna 182 chase plane…

In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

It is a milestone that seemed all but unthinkable a decade ago, when coal was so dominant that it provided nearly half the nation’s electricity. And it comes despite the Trump administration’s three-year push to try to revive the ailing industry by weakening pollution rules on coal-burning power plants. In just the first four and…

In A Post-Pandemic World, Renewable Energy Is The Only Way Forward

There has never been a better time to stop looking back, turn to the future, and build on the momentum now building. We can and we must power our future in a cleaner, cheaper, and wiser way. A post-pandemic economic reconstruction based on restructuring the energy map makes sense. We know we have to do…

Mayor Weldon Signs Proclamation

Today, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Juneau Mayor Beth Weldon made a proclamation in recognition of a triptych of earth-friendly 50-year local and statewide events. From the proclamation: Now, therefore, I, Beth A. Weldon, the Mayor of the City and Borough of Juneau, do hereby proclaim a Juneau commemoration on Earth Day, April 22,…

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…