Juneau Power Crisis Brings Stark Savings Measures One month after an avalanche knocked out its connection to a hydroelectric dam, much of Juneau, Alaska, is still relying on diesel back-up generators. Residential electricity rates have gone up about 400 percent. As a result, residents and the city have embarked on an extraordinary conservation campaign.
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Juneau Power Crisis Brings Stark Savings Measures

Juneau Power Crisis Brings Stark Savings Measures

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One month after an avalanche knocked out its connection to a hydroelectric dam, much of Juneau, Alaska, is still relying on diesel back-up generators. Residential electricity rates have gone up about 400 percent.

As a result, residents and the city have embarked on an extraordinary conservation campaign. Compact fluorescent light bulbs are common; restaurants routinely dim the lights.

Host Renee Montagne talks to Kate Golden, a reporter at The Juneau Empire.