Busy Weeks Ahead!

FUN FACT! The month of October is officially National Energy Awareness Month here in the U.S.A.! Below are the calendar items that you need to add to your already full plate! All of us at Renewable Juneau hope that you have been celebrating Energy Awareness Month – there are so many ways! You can celebrate…

Time to recognize the global energy trends that cloud Arctic oil development

Douglas, Alaska’s Kate Troll lays down a solid foundation for the argument for an Alaska focus on renewable energy in this informative piece on seemingly never-ending plans to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. …with 195 countries pledging to reduce fossil fuel emissions, with 42 countries putting a price on carbon, with…

How to drive fossil fuels out of the US economy, quickly

The US has everything it needs to decarbonize by 2035. This is a must read article, an uplifting and inspiring synopsis of the tremendous work of Saul Griffith, physicist, engineer, researcher, inventor, serial entrepreneur, and MacArthur “genius” grant winner. Griffith is the founder and chief scientist at Otherlab, an independent research and design lab that…

AK Heat Smart is HIRING!

Interested in helping promote energy efficiency and heat pumps in Juneau? Our friends at Alaska Heat Smart are hiring! The crew at Heat Smart are looking for a motivated person to help grow their promotional and advisory program. The focal point of this position is to assist Juneau homeowners with their decision making process when…

Kotzebue and Solar? Of course.

The 576-kilowatt project in Kotzebue is the second largest in the state, next to the Willow Solar Farm in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough. I read this sentence and thought, “Huh? Second largest solar array in the state? In Kotzebue? WOW! Latitude 67, 2 degrees north of Fairbanks! Operators of the new facility anticipate at least seven…

Navajo Women Are Bringing Sustainable Solar Power to the Navajo Nation

Another great example of the intertwining realities of climate justice – energy justice – social justice. And, a great story about committed individuals doing something about it. I believe that examples such as that of Native Renewables and Wahleah Johns show once again that we can all choose to be a part of the solution….

In a First, Renewable Energy Is Poised to Eclipse Coal in U.S.

It is a milestone that seemed all but unthinkable a decade ago, when coal was so dominant that it provided nearly half the nation’s electricity. And it comes despite the Trump administration’s three-year push to try to revive the ailing industry by weakening pollution rules on coal-burning power plants. In just the first four and…

In A Post-Pandemic World, Renewable Energy Is The Only Way Forward

There has never been a better time to stop looking back, turn to the future, and build on the momentum now building. We can and we must power our future in a cleaner, cheaper, and wiser way. A post-pandemic economic reconstruction based on restructuring the energy map makes sense. We know we have to do…