2021 CBJ Candidate Survey

Renewable Juneau’s 2021 assembly and mayoral election candidate survey is here! Renewable Juneau recently presented a series of renewable energy and climate policy questions to this fall’s slate of assembly candidates. We offer our sincere thanks to those candidates who took the time from their busy schedule’s to share their thoughts, opinions, and concerns on…

SE AK Town Hall – Infrastructure for Our Future

Last evening, August 31, the Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC) partnered with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) to bring local experts together to look at infrastructure opportunities in Southeast Alaska that could benefit from bills currently working their way through Congress. Did you miss it? No worries! We have it here for you! Read…

Father’s Day, Lawn Obsession, and the Movement to Electrify Everything

I recently skimmed an article discussing America’s obsession with the what is apparently the most common and most useless crop…the lawn. You know as well as I do that nothing speaks louder to manly homeowner pride that a freshly mowed, weed-free, putting green-like lawn welcoming friends and neighbors alike. Well, today, Father’s Day, I took…

The Future is Coming…

…will we be ready? A much more electrified future is on the horizon, a reality that raises a good many questions. How will our homes and buildings be heated? Will cruise ships continue to visit? Can wind and solar power be added to the Juneau energy mix? Will it cost us more or will we…

Alaska can rise to the clean-energy challenge!

Dave Reaves‘ compelling February 15 Anchorage Daily News opinion piece is a powerful call on Alaska to embrace an energy future that so much of the world presently has its eye on. In Dave’s words, “The time to overhaul or legacy systems is now and the need to slow climate change is urgent. We’ve got…

New climate action task force to tackle Sitka’s carbon footprint

Like Juneau’s climate action plans, some of which reach back over 11 years, Sitka’s efforts to grapple with the climate crisis have confronted similar issues. Like Juneau, Sitka developed a plan a decade ago. Some items were completed, many were not. Both featured carbon reduction goals, but a lack of follow-up and analysis leave many…

Thank You Senator Murkowski!

Renewable Juneau’s Kate Troll recognizes the significant climate and energy accomplishment of Alaska’s senior senator in today’s Juneau Empire opinion piece! “I’ve been engaged in the challenge of climate change and energy policy for more than a decade and I’ve seen lots of ups and downs, but never did I expect monumental leadership from a…

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…