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REAP Newsletter: Clean Energy Forum, Pick.Click.Give and MORE!


March 2013 | www.REalaska.org
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Organizational & Contributing Members
ABS Alaskan, Inc
Alaska Craftsman Home Program
Alaska Pacific University
Anchorage Economic Development Corporation
Central Alaska Engineering Company
City of King Cove
Global Diving and Salvage, Inc.
Green Waste Solutions of Alaska
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Rural Energy Enterprises, Inc.
Sealaska Corporation
Sierra Club Alaska Chapter
Sustainable Power Systems, LLC.
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Individual Members
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Eric Downey
Ms. Crystal Enkvist
Ruth Rahl
April Hamels
Mr. Jim Jager
Doug and Heather Johnson
Bob and Mary Ellen Mitchell
Courtney Munson
Stephanie & Stephen Nowers
Steven Ransom
Mr. Brad Reeve
Jon Shepherd
William Tull
Michael Williams
Clean Energy Forum
Clean Energy and the Military 
How Alaska's Bases are Going Green

Join us on Wednesday, March 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Anchorage Museum Auditorium for another installment of our FREE Clean Energy Lecture Series. Hear from Mike Warwick of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory about the Department of Defense's sustainability policies, and clean energy projects on US military bases. Bob Zacharski of Doyon Utilities will follow up with a presentation on the new methane gas project at the Anchorage Landfill, which provides 25% of Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson's annual electric load.


Not in Anchorage but still want to attend the forum? Click HERE to register for our live Webinar!

2012-2013 Clean Energy Lecture Series

Join REAP on the second Wednesday of each month for our FREE Clean Energy Forums. Experts from across the state will present on various topics including renewable energy technology, energy efficiency, and clean energy policy in Alaska.


Click HERE for a complete list of forum dates and topics.

Pick.Click.Give to REAP!
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REAP is thrilled to be participating in Pick.Click.Give. for the second year in a row.  In 2012, 82 generous Alaskans donated nearly $5,000 from their Permanent Fund Dividend to REAP - wow!  We appreciate the growing support for our mission among Alaskans and look forward to continuing to advocate for clean energy solutions in 2013.  


Would you consider donating part of your PFD to REAP this year?  Simply file your PFD online and choose REAP from the list of eligible organizations. If you've already filed for your PFD you can still update or add donations through Pick.Click.Give!  The PFD application deadline is March 31st but you can add or change your Pick.Click.Give. selections until August 31st.


Let us know about your pledge!  If you do select REAP through Pick.Click.Give. please tell us about your pledge so we can recognize you before October!  (Charitable organizations do not get notified of the names of donors until PFD checks are actually issued in the fall).

REAP Volunteer Roundup!

heart REAP REAP wants to thank all our current volunteers and invite new folks to join our team. That's why we are hosting the 1st annual "REAP Volunteer Roundup" on Thursday, March 28th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Coffman Engineers in Anchorage. Come hear about all the great ways you can get involved with REAP, and enjoy some tasty refreshments on us! Door prizes will be given away from 6:30 to 7:00.


Volunteering for REAP is a great way to help promote clean energy in Alaska, and make a difference in your community. We need YOUR HELP today!


1st annual REAP Volunteer Roundup

Thursday, March 28th, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Coffman Engineers, 800 F Street, Anchorage


Don't forget to bring a friend!

Commercial Energy Audit Program Gearing up for Round Three

Private commercial building owners can now sign up for the Alaska Energy Authority's (AEA) Commercial Energy Audit Program, which provides funding for commercial energy audits. The first two rounds of the program provided funding for 179 commercial building energy audits. Interested parties can get on the program's wait list by filling out this quick, non-binding ONLINE FORM. Funding will be limited this year, so anyone interested in taking part should get their name on the list soon!


Regulations for AEA's Commercial Energy Audit are open for public comment until 5:00 pm on April 1, 2013. Click HERE to review draft regulations for the program.


Contact REAP's Energy Efficiency Director, Shaina Kilcoyne with questions. 

Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference
May 2-3, 2013 | Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center

BCEA logo Early registration is now open for the 5th annual Business of Clean Energy in Alaska conference. Register before March 29th and save up to $125!


Join leaders and clean energy experts from across the globe for two interactive days of workshops, discussions and exhibits on the growing economic opportunities related to renewable energy and energy efficiency in Alaska.


Click HERE to register.

2013 BCEA Keynote Speakers
Governor Jennifer Granholm
Former Governor of Michigan, Educator, and Political Commentator
Richard Heinberg

Senior Fellow-In-Residence, Post Carbon Institute

Click HERE for Speaker Bios
GVEA Named Wind Co-op of the Year

Congratulations to REAP Member Golden Valley Electric Association for being named 2012 Wind Cooperative of the Year by the US Department of Energy. The Fairbanks-based utility was awarded this top honor for its ongoing commitment to developing renewable energy. In 2012 GVEA commissioned the 25 MW Eva Creek Wind Farm, which is expected to save members up to $4 million in annual electricity costs by the end of 2013.


Click HERE to read more.

Upcoming Events
Renewable Energy Alaska Project | 907.929.7770 | info@realaska.org | http://www.realaska.org
308 G Street, Suite 207
Anchorage, AK 99501

Show your support for clean energy by donating to REAP online today! Add your voice to those working towards a clean, secure energy future for Alaska. For more information call (907) 929-7770.


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