Alaskan Renewable Energy and Climate Action
The Juneau Commission on Sustainability (JCOS) was created by the City & Borough of Juneau to research and advise the CBJ on community sustainability. “The City & Borough of Juneau is committed to a sustainable future that meets today’s needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” CBJ Resolution 2528. JCOS is tasked with a wide range of public needs and concerns, from electric vehicle charging planning, to composting, to the Renewable Energy Strategy.
Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is a coalition of large and small Alaska utilities, businesses, conservation and consumer groups, Alaska Native organizations, and municipal, state and federal entities with an interest in developing Alaska’s vast renewable energy resources. REAP works to increase the production of renewable energy in Alaska and bring the benefits of clean, economic and inexhaustible renewable power to citizens in the state. REAP also promotes energy efficiency and conservation as a way to reduce residents’ energy bills and potentially avoid construction of expensive new power plants.
The Alaska Center works across the state to protect the resources that sustain our families, cultures, and communities, while ensuring that Alaskans have a voice in the decisions impacting our future. One of their three priority areas is Climate and Clean Energy. Juneau resident Sally Rue is on their board.
The Cold Climate Housing Research Center (CCHRC) in Fairbanks, Alaska is an industry-based, nonprofit corporation created to facilitate the development, use, and testing of energy-efficient, durable, healthy, and cost-effective building technologies for people living in circumpolar regions around the globe.
Other Renewable Energy and Climate Action
InsideClimate News is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy and environmental science—plus the territory in between where law, policy and public opinion are shaped.
350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. 350’s network extends to 188 countries. Presently, Juneau has the only Alaskan affiliate group, 350Juneau, (website coming soon) though it is rumored that Sitka will soon have its own 350 group.