Bellingham Home Cuts Energy Use by 85%!

Families like the McAvoys prove that it’s possible to increase energy efficiency and transition to all-electric equipment in existing buildings, saving money and slashing home carbon emissions. A case study like theirs highlights issues that still need to be addressed, such as cost and best practices for installation. “Our existing building stock is one of…

AMHS – An Electric Future?

“I’ve said we need at least $1 trillion for highways, bridges, airports, and ports and the whole bit,” Congressman Young was quoted recently. “We need that, because we’re so far behind.” Senator Murkowski seems supportive as well. “I told anybody who listen that when it comes to infrastructure, you have to remember that it’s not…

DEJA VU!

Do you remember the lyrics, “I feel – that we’ve been – here before” from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young’s timeless 1970 release ‘Deja Vu’? These words ring true today as we enter round ?? of the Forest Service’s Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area planning process. (Question marks are intentional! and for those who don’t know…

New Heat Pump Developments on KRNN

Steve Behnke, Board President for the nonprofit Alaska Heat Smart and founding board member of Renewable Juneau, discusses the wonders of air source heat pumps with KRNN’s Shelli DeLaney on ‘A Juneau Afternoon’. Steve and Shelli discuss the Heat Smart program, it’s free home heating and energy efficiency advisory services, and the tremendous benefits of…

2020 CBJ Election Survey

Following on the positive public feedback that we receive from our local candidate surveys, Renewable Juneau recently presented a series of renewable energy and climate questions to this fall’s slate of assembly candidates. We offer our sincere thanks to each candidate for taking the time from their busy schedule’s to share their thoughts, opinions, and…

Sales Of Nissan e-NV200 Electric Vans Up 200% In UK

As of February, on the Nissan USA website, the Nissan e-NV200 was still listed as a future concept. HUH?? WHAT?? I think it’s well beyond time for a little top-down assistance in pushing these great new auto options onto American roads. Just this morning a friend of mine, sharing the joys of his new Leaf,…