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,…

Mendenhall Glacier PLANNING Open House this Saturday!

Saturday, March 2, from 1-4pm at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, the Forest Service will be unwrapping it’s draft plan for the next 20-30 years of management of Juneau’s top recreation and tourism destination. Renewable Juneau and hundreds of Juneau locals have sent a loud and clear message to the planners: business as usual needs…

JWAC Presents Reem Yusaf

‘The UK’s Low Carbon Economy: Opportunities and Challenges’ with Reem Yusuf Thursday | February 28th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios: @360 Reem serves as a Policy Advisor for Energy and Environment at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as Energy and Climate Attaché to the British Consulate General in San Francisco. In this capacity,…

Could Energy Efficiency Be the Key to Bipartisan Climate Change Legislation?

One humble and non-controversial way to reduce carbon pollution has been gathering steam in red and blue states alike: energy efficiency. Policies like those that encourage the retrofitting of low-income homes in Texas with insulation and provide cash incentives for new homes in Vermont that generate as much power as they consume are reducing carbon…

Blueprint Downtown – Proactive vs Reactive!

This is a GREAT opportunity for all of us to weigh in on the future of Juneau’s ‘downtown’ and a chance to give input proactively vs reactively! If you haven’t done so yet, set aside about 20 minutes of free time to complete the survey on the Blueprint Downtown website. Share this out with your…

Got 5 Minutes? Now?

Renewable Juneau is asking you to contact the city manager and assembly. A CBJ recommendation regarding the use of head tax money will be made to the assembly tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb 6 at 5:30.  Juneau community input is crucial.  Yesterday’s post on the Renewable Juneau blog detailed the rapidly growing awareness of the need to put a…

Juneau’s Marine Idle-Free Zone

Is it Time to Electrify the Cruise Ship Docks? Is it time for Juneau to create it’s largest idle-free zone? Judge Holland’s recent decision appears to force Juneau to only use cruise ship passenger head tax monies for items that are directly connected to the ships. Princess Cruises and AELP teamed up nearly 17 years…

Assembly to Decide on Kiehl Seat

Renewable Juneau developed a renewable energy and climate questionnaire that was sent this last Saturday morning (January 5) to all seven candidates with a Monday deadline and four complied. We telephone contacted the remaining three and also followed up with a resending of the questionnaire via email. The four candidates that responded were: Alicia Hughes-Skandijs,…

How Your Local Elected Officals Can Support Clean Energy | CleanTechnica

Municipal elections often fall off the radar during national ones, but cities retain a surprising amount of power over their energy future. What can you ask your elected official to pursue? The following list of 11 resolutions, actions, and rules can make your local city council or mayor a clean energy champion. Source: How Your…