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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Alternative Energy: Energy Issues on Maine islands

    Key Discussion Points
    a) Energy challenges on islands
    b) wind power
    c) solar power

    Guest: Suzanne MacDonald, Community Energy Director, Island Institute

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Cold climate air-source heat pumps

    -Types of heat pumps
    -Selection and installation of heat pumps
    -Performance of heat pumps

    Guest: Adams Barker-Hoyt, MAC Heat Pumps, Bangor

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Alternative Energy: Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative

    -PAREI vision and strategy for grassroots action
    -Alternative energy options
    -LD 1504 net metering bill vetoed by the Governor

    Guest: Peter Adams, PAREI founder and co-director

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Boothbay peninsula electrical demand reduction project

    Key Discussion Points
    a) grid demand reduction instead of grid expansion
    b) alternative energy and conservation
    c) LD 1504 net metering bill vetoed by the Governor

    Guest: Rich Silkman, CEO of Competitive Energy Services

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Alternative Energy: Solar PV policy in the current legislature

    Key Discussion Points
    a) net metering
    b) proposed PUC rules
    c) solar Power Purchase Agreements

    Guests:
    Chuck Piper, Sundog Solar
    Vaughn Woodruff, Insource Renewables
    Holly Noyes, Revision Energy

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: Citizens Climate Lobby

    Key Discussion Points
    a) Climate change
    b) Carbon Fee and Dividend
    c) renewable energy

    Guest: Peter Monro

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: Efficiency projects at Univ of New England
    Key Discussion Points
    a) LED lighting
    b) state incentives through Efficiency Maine
    c) building performance controls

    Guest: Alethea Cariddi, UNE

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: Big picture of federal and state energy policy

    Key Discussion Points
    a) RGGI Renewable portfolio standards
    b) state and federal tax incentives
    c) renewable energy portfolio in Maine

    Guest: Patrick Woodcock, former director of the Maine Energy Office

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