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In Juneau, Alaska, a carbon offset project that’s actually working

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🗞️ Driving the news: In Juneau, Alaska, a carbon offset project by the Alaska Carbon Reduction Fund effectively tackles the environmental impact of tourism
• This initiative focuses on installing heat pumps in homes, transitioning from oil heating to more sustainable, cost-effective options

🔭 The context: Started in 2019, the project aims to help Juneau achieve its renewable energy goals
• It represents a shift from large company-run offset models to local, community-driven projects

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: By utilizing Juneau's hydropower-based grid, the project significantly reduces the carbon footprint of local residents, contributing to broader environmental sustainability

⏭️ What's next: The project aims to expand its reach despite challenges such as a nationwide shortage of installers
• It continues to attract local business support and incorporate community feedback into its operations

💬 One quote: "It’s a carbon cost that people could actually relate to and understand." (Andy Romanoff, Administrator of the Fund)

📈 One stat: Since 2019, the project has funded 41 heat pump installations, preventing an estimated 3,125 metric tons of carbon emissions over their lifespans

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