Heat Pumps for Peace and Freedom

Yeah…kind of a funny article title, but tell me when the last time you found Bill McKibben to be wrong? Joe Biden Could Damage Putin Badly–and He Doesn’t Have to Ask Joe Manchin It’s widely known that switching home heating from a fossil fuel system to an electric one can remove fuel cost volatility from…

Key Moment for Dock Electrification – Part 2

Renewable Juneau would like to offer our initial impressions of the draft dock electrification study which will come before the Juneau Assembly at Monday’s Committee of the Whole. The draft report provides a lot of information. It’s going to take a while to digest. But, we strongly support the draft’s recommendation that construction proceed to…

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…