There’s nothing natural about natural gas

“There is no reality where we’re meeting our climate goals and still burning gas in our homes,” Panama Bartholomy, the Coalition’s director, told me. Two weeks ago, contractors working at the corner of Geary Boulevard and Parker Avenue hit a gas line. The incident caused an explosion and a fire that burned for hours. Source:…

Want To Limit Global Warming? Electrify Everything| CleanTechnica

After more than 4 years of research, scientists at LUT and Energy Watch Group say the world could reduce its carbon emissions to zero by 2050. All we need is the will to make the transition happen. Source: Want To Limit Global Warming? Electrify Everything, Finds Study | CleanTechnica

Renewable Heating Project Moves Forward

Renewable heating coming to downtown Juneau! Like the Ted Stevens NOAA Lab and the Seward Sea Life Center, Juneau District Heating will use salt water heat pumps to pull heat from the ocean, heat water and move it into downtown buildings. Goodbye oil! Goodbye CO2! Juneau, Alaska (KINY) – Juneau District Heating expects to spend…

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….

How hydrogen is transforming these tiny Scottish islands

Fear of rate increases due to over generation of renewable energy? How about some creative thinking? Scotland’s Orkney Islands produce more clean energy than their inhabitants can use. Their next step? Hydrogen. Here’s why that matters – and what the rest of the world could learn. Source: BBC – Future – How hydrogen is transforming…

America’s renewable energy set to surpass coal for the first month ever – CNN

America’s clean energy revolution is on the verge of a tipping point. The renewable energy sector is projected to generate more electricity than coal during the month of April, according to a recent report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. That’s never happened before. Source: America’s renewable energy set to surpass…

Chicago Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2040 | World Economic Forum

Amazing! Chicago jumps on the 100% renewable program as America’s largest city to set this ambitious goal. Plans are to power all buildings with renewables and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has a plan to convert its 1,850 buses to electric power by the year 2040. Yes, Juneau has adopted its Renewable Energy Strategy seeking…

SIGN THE PETITION!

Plug in the Ships & Eliminate Downtown Toxic Smog Below is a link to our petition that asks the City Assembly to direct marine passenger fees from summer cruise visitors towards building the infrastructure needed to plug the ships into shore power. The language of the petition reads as follows: Never before has there been…

CBJ should skip costly $250,000 feasibility studies outlined in the latest Capital Improvement Program budget…

The support is here. Unanimous consent was declared at last night’s JCOS session on sustainability, with Princess/Holland, Cruise Lines Industry of Alaska, Gastineau Guiding and Uncruise all indicating that they support the electrification of Juneau’s cruise ship docs. Juneau resident addresses this need and more in his letter to the editor today. For additional information…