From Conservation to Renewable Energy Development
- Conservation Resources
- Renewable Energy
- Energy Planning
- Legislative Procedures and Information
- Fund Development
Home Energy Saving Tips: This energy tips booklet was developed specifically for rural Alaskan households. The Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) will be distributing these across the state in 2009. To view this document on line click here. To order hard copies for your community, e-mail Rebecca Garret at AEA [firstname.lastname@example.org].
- Mobile Homes Energy Tips: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/hhfd/pdfs/Mobilehomes.pdf
- Water Heating Efficiently: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/hhfd/pdfs/EnergyEfficientWater
- CFL Information: http://www.uaf.edu/ces/hhfd/pdfs/
Energy Usage Calculator: Cold Climate Housing Research Center
CFL Money saver Calculator. EASY!
Lighting Efficiency Manual from AHFC:
Other AHFC Resources: This page has all sorts of energy savings from heating to water. http://www.ahfc.state.ak.us/energy/ntk_about_home.cfm
Renewable Energy Projects:
Wind in Schools program: This is a department of energy
program that allows partnerships of villages, schools and states to come
together and put up a wind turbine to provide power to the school and community.
Make Everyday Earth Day: Virtual tour of a sustainable Community!
Hydro Power for kids
Renewable Energy Summaries from Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP):
Wind, Geothermal, Solar, Low Impact Hydro, Tidal, Wave, and Biomass:
Alaska Resource Atlas: renewable energy resources
located geographically across the state: http://www.akenergyauthority.org/
For further research and info:
Tribal Energy Development- http://www1.eere.energy.gov/tribalenergy/guide/printable_versions
Utility Planning with Renewable Energy - software programs developed by to assists utilities in planning and managing power usage by modeling electricity needs, capabilities and additional electricity supplies to the grid, such as wind turbines or solar panels. These are extremely helpful in allowing communities to evaluate their energy system options and plan for their community's future energy needs.
If your community is planning on developing Renewable energy, following legislative issues is a must. You want to make sure that you make the right contacts and form working relationships with your representatives. Also, it is very important that you are aware of the dates of sessions, so that you know are not addressing energy when the sessions are focused on fisheries.
Basics of info on AK Legislation: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/misc/legbranch.php
AK State Page: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/
Contact list: http://w3.legis.state.ak.us/docs/pdf/Phone_List.pdf
Educate Representatives: NOTICE: AmeriCorps VISTA’s and Member are not allowed cross political lines in the terms of promoting candidates and specific legislation (ie House Bill 111), however, they are allowed to educate (also referred to as “lobby”) their representatives on local issues and project.
Learn To Love Lobbying: http://www.ssireview.org/articles/entry/learn_to_love_lobbying/
EPA Grant Writing Guide: http://www.purdue.edu/envirosoft/grants/src/msieopen.htm
Government Fund Portal: http://www.grants.gov/
SWAMC Funding Page: Offers information on Alaska
State resources and funding opportunities on federal, state, private and
non profit levels: http://www.swamc.org/index.php?option=com_content&task
RurAL CAP Foundation Grant: VISTA”S and Members are qualified to apply for Foundation Grants for their community Projects. Contact your supervisor for more info on this.