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…

New Heat Pump Developments on KRNN

Steve Behnke, Board President for the nonprofit Alaska Heat Smart and founding board member of Renewable Juneau, discusses the wonders of air source heat pumps with KRNN’s Shelli DeLaney on ‘A Juneau Afternoon’. Steve and Shelli discuss the Heat Smart program, it’s free home heating and energy efficiency advisory services, and the tremendous benefits of…

Heat Pump SURVEY!

Alaska Heat Smart, Renewable Juneau, and AEL&P are surveying Juneau residents about heat pumps! We are interested in gaining a better understanding of the market for ductless heat pumps. We also want to hear from households with heat pumps about how they are working! Can we grab a few minutes of your time? It could…

JOIN THE EV PARADE!

This coming Saturday, we call on your and your EV to join the parade! Juneau will host a ‘safe-in your vehicle’ Juneau EV Road Rally on Saturday, September 26th! Electric vehicles will congregate at the Juneau District Heating Lot at 300 Egan Drive with a take off time of 11 AM. The Rally, with hopefully…