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…

The Future is Coming…

…will we be ready? A much more electrified future is on the horizon, a reality that raises a good many questions. How will our homes and buildings be heated? Will cruise ships continue to visit? Can wind and solar power be added to the Juneau energy mix? Will it cost us more or will we…

Alaska can rise to the clean-energy challenge!

Dave Reaves‘ compelling February 15 Anchorage Daily News opinion piece is a powerful call on Alaska to embrace an energy future that so much of the world presently has its eye on. In Dave’s words, “The time to overhaul or legacy systems is now and the need to slow climate change is urgent. We’ve got…

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…