Uplifting Holiday Reads

Here at Renewable Juneau we have a few gung-ho board members who act like world-wide web scrubbers. Day after day, they scour the internet archives, message boards, and news feeds, seeking out inspiring renewable energy stories, educational reads that could apply to our Alaskan lives, or political opportunity pieces that could be implemented here at…

Thank You Senator Murkowski!

Renewable Juneau’s Kate Troll recognizes the significant climate and energy accomplishment of Alaska’s senior senator in today’s Juneau Empire opinion piece! “I’ve been engaged in the challenge of climate change and energy policy for more than a decade and I’ve seen lots of ups and downs, but never did I expect monumental leadership from a…

The coal industry comes tumbling down in the American West

The end of an era, a dark, toxic and earth-warming era that is finally coming to a close. While jobs are being phased out as the coal industry fades, it is crucial to note that clean energy jobs in the US are booming. ‘As a result of the industry’s consistent growth, clean energy accounted for…

SE Hydro Projects Slashing Oil Use

Hydroelectric power generation across Southeast Alaska continues its regional expansion! Two new projects are either just online or soon to be, each potentially slashing oil use and carbon emissions, while lowering power rates for residents of Kake, Gustavus, and soon the National Park HQ in Glacier Bay National Park’s Bartlett Cove. The multi-million dollar Gunnuk…

Marine Electrification Becomes Reality

For us coastal dwellers, these are exciting times! That is, if you can ignore all the noise blurring the picture, noise from COVID, the elections, etc. So, ignore all that for a few minutes and revel in this handful of electrifying news bites! These stories of marine electrification really hit home when we consider the…

Renewable Juneau at UAS Evening at Egan

Renewable Juneau (RJ) board members John Neary and Kate Troll took to the UAS virtual stage last Friday night for the UAS Evening at Egan lecture series. Their intriguing, inspiring, and motivating talk, hosted by UAS Master of Ceremonies (as well as UAS Dean of Arts & Sciences and Vice Provost for Research and Sponsored…

Geothermal energy is poised for a breakout

Here you go…your Sunday reading! This is pretty exciting stuff, simple, clean, and loaded with the potential to provide all the energy we need, anywhere on the planet. Once the engineering hurdles are cleared, well, we’re in the clear, and the road is paved to provide all humankind’s energy for a bazillion years, or more….

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…