2019 Election Survey

Following on the positive public feedback that we received from our last local candidate survey, Renewable Juneau recently presented a series of energy and sustainability questions to this fall’s slate of assembly candidates. All answers are available in this downloadable PDF file. If for some reason this file does not work for you, send an…

How Burnsville, Minnesota, cut its carbon emissions nearly 30 percent 

Juneau could see similar emissions-cutting success by focusing on the recommendation for a CBJ energy management program in the Juneau Renewable Energy Strategy. If funded, this position would quickly pay for itself in money saved from energy savings and greatly improved efficiencies. A growing number of Republicans are starting to voice concerns about climate change….

Committee makes ‘electrifying’ decision | Juneau Empire

Assembly Votes to Move Forward with Dock Electrification Wednesday night, Juneau’s city assembly voted to direct $300,000 of marine passenger fee money, instead of a proposed $250,000, to go toward “Large Berth Shore Power Preliminary Design & Cost Estimate” rather than a feasibility study. Renewable Juneau will have additional analysis of this positive development soon….

Carrying Capacity?

What’s a “sustainable future” for Juneau’s visitor industry? What are our responsibilities, as citizens and CBJ, to conceive and achieve that? We’ve invested much time, intellect, and caring this past year: Mendenhall Glacier and Recreation Area master plan; Blueprint Downtown Juneau; Tourism Best Management Practices, “climate change” effects of the large amount of fossil fuels…

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The city has issued a May 2 deadline for public comment on how best to use the marine passenger fees collected from each Juneau cruise ship visitor. “We don’t live in Alaska to breathe air like that,” Bridget LaPenter said during a Juneau Commission on Sustainability session. “At this point it’s fairly outrageous.” Yes, you…

New Mexico’s electricity will be 100% carbon-free by 2045 — Quartz

“As Congressional leaders in Washington, DC remain stalled out on climate-related legislation, states are moving forward, even in conservative parts of the country. New Mexico is the latest.” A new bill passed in New Mexico mandates that all electricity generation come from renewable energy sources by 2045. Source: New Mexico’s electricity will be 100% carbon-free…

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…

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,…