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…

Is The Oil Price Crash Good For Renewable Energy? | OilPrice.com

A ray of light may be shining on the renewable energy sector in these troubled times! …it is highly likely that the coronavirus and oil price war will have a short-term negative impact on the global energy transition. In the long-term, however, there are plenty of reasons to believe that the most recent oil price…

Got 5 Minutes for the Mendenhall?

Our precious Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area needs your attention. By this coming Friday. Please take five minutes, more if you have ’em, and send in your thoughts, ideas, comments, feedback and more to those planning for the next few decades of activity at the Mendenhall Glacier. Laurie Craig recently had a letter to the editor…

COMMENTS NEEDED…

…for the latest round of updates regarding the future of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area. Comments on proposed updates to bus parking, possible boats on the lake (diesel?), and whether or not renewable energy and climate issues will be addressed in the plans are due by March 19. Yes, this process has been ongoing for…

Renewable Kodiak!

Watch a new video by ACEP’s chief storyteller, Amanda Byrd, on Kodiak Electric Association’s renewable energy resources. They serve approximately 6,000 customers, including the state’s first and only USDA-certified goat dairy! Kodiak Electric Association generates almost 100% of its energy via wind and hydro. Learn how flywheels and battery energy storage systems help balance the…

‘All-Electric’ Movement Picks Up Speed, Catching Some Off Guard

Rob Jackson, a professor at Stanford University who leads the Global Carbon Project…said that “dozens for sure, likely hundreds” of jurisdictions would pass gas bans and pro-electric legislation this year… As cities across the nation embrace electric power as a cleaner alternative to natural gas, developers are scrambling to keep up. Source: ‘All-Electric’ Movement Picks…