Archives for Power for the People

Power for the People 1/13/16

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Alternative Energy

Program Topic: Sustainability

Key Discussion Points:
a) climate change
b) state energy policy
c) federal tax credit

Guest: Dylan Voorhees, Clean Energy Director

Power for the People 11/11/15

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

Power for the People 10/14/15

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

Power for the People 9/9/15

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

Power for the People 8/12/15

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

Power for the People 7/8/15

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

Power for the People 6/10/15

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

Power for the People *DEBUT* 5/13/15

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