Part of REAP’s mission is to educate the public on the benefits of clean, local energy sources in Alaska. One of the ways we do this is through coordinating numerous programs and events throughout the year.
REAP House Parties – Join us at one of our mini fundraisers. There are two coming up, taking place in Anchorage (August 17th) and Homer (September 9th) respectively. Fun informative events where you can learn and donate to ensure REAP continues to advance renewable energy in Alaska. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clean Power Happy Hour: Low Cost Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Your Home Thank you to those who were able to attend. What a great turn out. Conducted in partnership with the Alaska Center, Alaska Center for Energy and Power and NAACP. Check out NAACP’s recent report, “Lights Out in the Cold” which chronicles the best and worst of utility policies and calls for utility disconnection reform.
Solar Tour Success – Andy Baker of Your Clean Energy hosted the 9th annual Anchorage Solar Tour in June, 2017 allowing the public to meet hard working and innovative people dreaming, investing, designing, installing and operating the SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS that are putting Anchorage Alaska on the world map of clean energy. Anchorage solar tour packet and maps
Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) training – June, 2017. The ARENA program focuses on sharing knowledge and establishing professional networks related to microgrids and integration of renewable energy resources for remote Arctic communities. ARENA is an endorsed project of the Arctic Council’s Sustainable Development Working Group. The United States, Canada, Finland, Iceland, Gwich’in Council International, and the Aleut International Association are co-leading the 2017 program. Find out more on the ARENA program here.
Alaska Wind Diesel Workshop in Fairbanks was a unique opportunity to learn, network and share information on wind systems in island and islanded grid environments through expert panel discussions, stakeholder dialogue and training. It featured an opening reception and optional HOMER Energy training, plus a full day of panel sessions covering the state of the market, integration, training, financing and other issues facing remote and islanded grids.
Arctic Policy, Sustainability and Governance Class University of Alaska, Anchorage, is offering an “Arctic Policy, Sustainability & Governance” class over the summer from July 7 – August 5, 2017. Changes in environmental conditions have accelerated coastal and riverine erosion, melting permafrost, black carbon deposition, and ocean acidification, changes in subsistence patterns, food insecurity, and severe winter storms in the Northwest Arctic Borough. Dr. Steve Konkel will discuss progress and challenges in environmental stewardship and sustainable development through various Arctic governing bodies. Dr. Konkel holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering/Univ. Colorado, a master’s degree in City Planning/Harvard, and a PhD in environmental policy development/MIT. He is teaching PADM 671, Arctic Policy, Sustainability & Governance, this summer at UAA. (CRN 51817). See class flyer here.