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…

Alaska can lead the US on renewable energy – Anchorage Daily News

Cordova, Alaska raises the bar for all communities, from Alaska to all corners of the lower 48. This beautiful little fishing community of roughly 2,500 residents on the eastern shores of Prince William Sound sends a clear message to the world that renewable energy pays. As with most investment in renewable energy, there are upfront…

Juneau All Aboard with Creation of a ‘No Idle Zone’ for Ships

In a KINY story that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the electrification of Juneau’s Princess Cruises dock, City Manager Rorie Watt stated that two decades ago few people anticipated the growth in cruise ship tourism or the growth in ship sizes. “This was a good bet. It’s been a good bet for the community”  because…

Who Doesn’t Like Some Good News?

The World Has Achieved Huge Milestones in 6 Areas of Renewable Energy So Far This Year Painting the picture of a changing energy sector the world over, the first six months of 2021 saw momentous milestones to carbon neutrality. “Today, there is now 743 GW of wind power capacity worldwide, helping to avoid over 1.1…

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…

We Can All Be ‘Solutionists’

KTOO’s ‘A Juneau Afternoon’ featured Renewable Juneau board member Andy Romanoff today, Wednesday, May 26. Andy was one of ten Juneau residents chosen by Anjuli Grantham for her ‘Juneau Solutionists’ project. From the Juneau Empire: Anjuli Grantham is a public historian and museum curator who serves on the board of Renewable Juneau and is vice…

Why Not Turn Our Airfields Into Solar Farms?

Solar power’s need for large open spaces is one of the primary criticisms of this tremendous source of renewable energy. “The next time you’re staring out a plane window during takeoff or landing, give the airport a scan. You’ll see hangars and other support buildings and, of course, the terminal. But mostly, you’ll see lots…

Leaders Dedicate 1st Alaska Municipal Electric Bus

Juneau’s Capital Transit Begins Fleet Transition from Diesel to Electric Today, April 8, 2021, marks a milestone on Juneau’s journey towards a purely renewable energy future. State and local leaders, including Governor Dunleavy, Mayor Weldon, and Senator Kiehl, as well as dozens of committed city staff. non-profit leaders, and engaged local citizens, gathered at Capital…