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…

Solar energy rises in Kake, testing local electric grid – KCAW

The rainforest of Southeast Alaska might seem like an unlikely place to find solar energy taking off. But that’s exactly what’s happening in Kake, and its causing complications for the town’s utility. Like many isolated towns, Kake gets power from diesel generators, and it’s not cheap. Dawn Jackson, Executive Director of the Organized Village of…

This small island is taking on a big problem — climate change.

Maine’s Mount Desert Island aims to go 100 percent renewable by 2030. From solar panels to bag bans, here’s how they’re making it happen. In Maine, some believe the solutions will come, not from laws, but from neighbors The power of the individual and the potential for very real and tangible change has not been…

2019 Year in Review

Hello Renewable Juneau friends, The start of the new year, 2020, is a time for the Renewable Juneau board to reflect back on our activities in 2019 and to share our successes with our friends. Education Part of our mission is to provide education about both present uses and future possible uses of Juneau’s renewable…

New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutions for 2020 The Board of Renewable Juneau has some suggestions for New Year’s resolutions for 2020! Not all are directly renewable energy-focused ideas, but they will all help you to lower your carbon footprint, to be more conscious of the choices available to you, and allow you to set a constructive example for those…

Energy efficiency nonprofits to hold free workshop | Juneau Empire

Renewable Juneau’s Heat Pump 101 Workshop Saturday, December 7, 2:30-4:30pmUAS Tech Center, next to Harris Harbor Discover if a heat pump will work for your home! Learn about Alaska Heat Smart, Juneau’s new free service to help make your heat pump selection and purchase decisions easier! Listen to our panel of experts discuss factors that…