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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: Sustainability

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Renewable energy
    b) Energy Efficiency
    c) air source heat pumps

    Guest: Jim Merkel, resident of Belfast and Sustainability expert

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: Household energy efficiency

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) insulation and air sealing
    b) Efficiency Maine rebates
    c) air source heat pumps

    Guests:
    Dana Fischer, Efficiency Maine
    Paul Shepherd, Penobscot Home Performancee

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: 2015 EPA Clean Power Plan

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) energy efficiency
    b) nuclear power status in plan
    c) renewable energy sources for Maine

    Guests:
    Lisa Pohlman, E.D. NRCM
    Pail Shepherd, Penobscot Home Performance

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: Maine’s future energy economy

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) energy policy
    b) solar incentives
    c) renewable energy sources for Maine

    Guest: Alan Caron, President, Envision Mainel

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: Home construction and smaller homes

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) ventilation in tight homes
    b) size and age of Maine homes
    c) insulation types

    Guest:
    Jim Bahoosh, solo contractor, Morrill

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: John Greenman

    Issue: Alternative Energy

    Program Topic: solar photovoltaic incentives and policies

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) federal solar tax credit
    b) state solar policies including the future of net metering
    c) community solar

    Guests:
    Vaughn Woodruff, InSource Renewables, Pittsfield
    Chuck Piper, Sundog Solar, Searsport

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  • Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Alternative energy

    Program Topic: History of renewable energy

    a) history of renewable energy
    b) the role of the media in influencing energy
    c) national energy policy

    Guest: Bill Kovark, Professor of Environmental Communication, Radford University, VA

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