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,…

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…