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Clean Energy Solutions

Renewable Energy

Alaska has an abundance of renewable energy: biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric, ocean energy, solar energy, and wind energy.  The biggest challenge to make these programs happen is infrastructure, just as is true with current conventional energy sources and transmission. 

The Sierra Club is a member of Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), a coalition of utilities, businesses, conservation and consumer groups, Alaska Native organizations, and municipal, state and federal entities with the  goal of increasing the production of renewable energy. 

This will bring clean, economic and inexhaustible renewable power to the state.  CLICK HERE for a list of renewable energy projects in Alaska.

Energy Efficiency

A recent study also found that Alaska can use energy efficiency to reduce its need for electricity generation by 50% compared to its 2000 levels in just fifteen year, by 2025!  Check out the "REEL in Alaska Roadmap."

Energy efficiency does not mean turning off your lights.  We're talking about today's better technologyies that use less energy to do the same amount of work.   That's the difference between energy conservation and energy efficiency--both are great and show a real difference.

Energy Efficiency For Your Home:

Sierra Club Green Home is designed to help homes become more energy efficient, environmentally sustainable and healthy. We do not sell products or services. Instead, we educate consumers on how to improve their home health and connect them with Providers that can help them achieve their goals. Our screening process (SCGH GreenCheck) ensures that all Providers listed on our site can help you create a greener, healthier home by reducing

  • your use of energy
  • your use of non-renewable natural resources
  • the presence of toxins and chemicals in your home.

Knik Arm Crossing, A Bridge to Nowhere
Whether it is the estimated huge $1.54 billion price tag when at least a third of Alaska’s existing roads and bridges are in disrepair, a decrease in the value of Anchorage real estate if new homes are built in Mat-Su instead of the Anchorage bowl, or the possible detrimental impact on our threatened Beluga whales, there is real question of whether or not this bridge is in the best interest of Southcentral Alaskans.

Moving Planet Anchorage
Moving Planet was a day to put our demands for climate action into motion—marching, biking, skating—calling for the world to go beyond fossil fuels. For too long, our leaders have denied and delayed, compromised and caved. That era must come to an end: it's time to get moving on the climate crisis.

Juneau's Road to Ruin
Maybe it’s the 60 avalanche chutes, or the extraordinary cost, or the loss of incredible habitat, or maybe it’s the unique quality of life that can only be found in the communities that makes you question whether building a road between Juneau and Skagway is in the public’s best interest.

Alaska Biodiesel and SVO Network
The Knik Group Alaska Chapter is proud to sponsor the Alaska Biodiesel and SVO network, supporting and encouraging the use of waste vegetable oil, fish oil and local sustainably grown oil crops as fuel.

   
   

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