Join the 3rd session of the AARP / JCOS 5-part ‘Carbon Footprint’ series! Wednesday, April 6

‘Reducing Our Carbon Footprint‘ is a five-part webinar series led by the Juneau Commission on Sustainability and AARP Alaska Community Action Team volunteers. The series focuses on steps that people can take to reduce their carbon footprint and build climate-resilient communities. The next webinar installment “We’re Runnin’ on Rain – Exploring Electrified Transportation” is Wednesday,…

AARP/JCOS Carbon Footprint Series

Join the 2nd session of the AARP / JCOS 5-part ‘Carbon Footprint’ series! Wednesday, March 26, 6-7:30pm ‘Reducing Our Carbon Footprint‘ is a five-part webinar series led by the Juneau Commission on Sustainability and AARP Alaska Community Action Team volunteers. The series focuses on steps that people can take to reduce their carbon footprint and…

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…

Progress on the Docks – Thanks Are Due!

Thanks are due to Juneau’s Mayor, City Manager, and Assembly members for their recent support and forward-thinking action on a long-simmering downtown issue. Last Monday they announced strong support for the use of annual marine passenger fees to move ahead with the electrification of Juneau’s cruise docks. “I agree with spending the passenger fees and…

EV or Heat Pump? Let Us Help You with Your New Year’s Resolutions!

It’s that time of year again. Time to make a few set-in-stone, unbreakable, do-good, self-improvement, save-the-world promises to yourself and those around you, maybe even to your community or the greater world at large. These annual resolutions can be agonizing, especially when they reach beyond yourself. 2022 will make this process no easier as your…

Solar Canopies over Parking Lots! Innovation or Common Sense?

  Solar farms are proliferating on undeveloped land, often harming ecosystems. But placing solar canopies on large parking lots offers a host of advantages — making use of land that is already cleared, producing electricity close to those who need it, and even shading cars. If Walmart installed solar panels over the parking lots of…

Skagway works to pioneer one of the first electric ferry programs in the country

The Skagway Assembly passed a resolution that establishes an electric ferry pilot program. The resolution comes on the heels of a major announcement by the federal government that $250 million of the roughly $1 trillion federal infrastructure bill would be earmarked for such programs, with at least one of them in Alaska. Skagway’s ferry committee…

Renewable Juneau Turns 5!

We know there’s more to do, but right now, we’re celebrating! Five years of renewable energy education and advocacy!JOIN US as we celebrate! Here is just a short list of some of the accomplishments that we’re celebrating on this 5th birthday! 2016 – 2020Raising awareness of the benefits of heat pumps with free educational workshops…

Our Anniversary!

Renewable Juneau turns 5 this week! In celebration of our five year anniversary, we’ll be raising a glass, looking back over a busy five years of renewable energy advocacy and education, and looking ahead to our next five years! We hope you’ll pledge your support to our vision and our mission, and we hope you’ll…

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…