Clean Power Happy Hour, June 15th, Anchorage
June 15th, 6 – 8pm @ 49th State Brewing Company
Low Cost Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Your Home
A 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.
Interested in learning about options to save money on your utility bills? Join us on June 15th at 49th State Brewing Company to learn about low cost ways save money on utility bills in residential and commercial buildings. Our guest speaker will tell how renewable energy installations and efficiency upgrades helped them rise out of energy poverty.
The event will start at 6:00 pm at 49th State Brewing Company downtown Anchorage, with food and drinks, and a discussion on energy efficiency to follow!
Bring a copy of your most recent utility bill. We will compare the costs of your homes, homes in Anchorage, and homes in rural Alaska.
This is a family friendly event with kid’s activities available for entertainment.
49th State is connected to the coastal trail for commuters and there is free parking available downtown after 6pm. We hope to see you there!
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, June 17th, Anchorage
Andy Baker of Your Clean Energy is hosting the 9th annual Anchorage Solar tour on Saturday June 17th.
Tour four amazing sites across the bowl – arrive at any or all of the sites by the indicated start time – no registration required. This is a FREE tour, and includes food and drinks at the last site!
Meet the hard working and innovative people who are dreaming, investing, designing, installing and operating the SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS that are putting Anchorage Alaska on the world map of clean energy:
10:00-10:45am . . . CIRI Building 12 KW Solar PV – New 8 Story Office Bldg – 725 E. Fireweed Lane 99503
11:00 – 12:00pm . . . 24 KW Rooftop Solar PV – Downtown Office Bldg owned by Mayor Berkowitz – 880 H Street 99501
1:00 – 2:00pm . . . Alan Mitchell Energy Efficient Home w/ tilt rack 2.8 KW solar PV – 11400 Mountain Lake Drive, 99516
2:30-4:00pm . . . Seth Downs super Green Home w/ electric car & 7.5KW solar PV – 9121 Brewsters Drive, 99516
ARENA training, June 19th
The Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (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
June 20-21, Fairbanks
Sign up today for the Alaska Wind Diesel Workshop in Fairbanks. Early Registration ends Tuesday, June 6. This workshop offers 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 features an opening reception and optional HOMER Energy training, and a full day of panel sessions covering the state of the market, integration, training, financing and other issues facing remote and islanded grids. More details and information here.
Arctic Policy, Sustainability and Governance Class
July 7 – Aug 5, Anchorage
University of Alaska, Anchorage, is offering an “Arctic Policy, Sustainability & Governance” class over the summer. 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.