Archives for Renewable Radio

Renewable Radio 4/2/10

Producer/Host: Dave Evans

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Bicycling

How should a cyclist position themselves on the road?  What clothing can make riding more comfortable?  What should a new cyclist look for in a bike?

Guests:  Stephen Handel, employee at Southwest Cycle, and Alex Allmayer-Beck

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Renewable Radio 3/5/10

Producer/Host: Dave Evans

Studio Engineer: Matt Murphy

Topic: Making PV panels

What parts go into a Photovoltaic (PV) Panel?  What are the major steps in assembling a PV panel?  What other parts and costs are involved in using electricity from a PV panel?

Guest: Soni Biehl, doing business as Sunrise County Solar, www.sunrisecountysolar.com

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Renewable Radio 2/05/10

Producer/Host: Dave Evans

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Soil and Plants

What is the value of an organic label on produce imported from overseas?  How can a farmer control quackgrass without Atrazine?  What is a good recipe for potting soil that includes worm castings?

Guest: Mark Fulford of Teltane Farm and Lookfar Agricultural Services

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Renewable Radio 1/01/10

Producer/Host: Dave Evans

Studio Engineer: Matt Murphy

Topic: Conservation & Footprint

What are the most-conserving changes that people can make?  What information sources can help with evaluating our impacts and changes?  What is the carbon footprint of  computer use?

Guest: Jim Merkel, Author of “Radical Symplicity”

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Renewable Radio 12/4/09

Producer/Host: Dave Evans

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic:  Large-scale wind-electric

What are some reasons for large-scale wind electric?  What are some problems with large-scale wind electric generation?  Do medium-scale developments have problems/

Guests:

Meg Gilmartin, Friends of the Boundary Mountains;  Storm Waters, Earth First!; Dylan Voorhees, Natural Resources Council of Maine; Richard Jennings, MD

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Renewable Radio 11/06/09

Producer/Host: Dave Evans
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic: Pellet Heat & Forest Health
Does pellet production lead to over-harvesting forests? How much energy does it take to make pellets? What should a homeowner look for when buying a pellet stove or pellets?
Guest:
Alec Giffen, Director, Maine Forest Service
Pat Coon, Owner, ReVision Energy
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Renewable Radio 10/02/09

Producer/Host: Dave Evans
Studio Engineer: Matt Murphy
Topic: Masonry Stoves
How would someone plan for a masonry stove? Can a homeowner build their own stove? What are some of the problems that heating water can cause?
Guest: Albie Barden, Maine Wood Heat Co.
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Renewable Radio 9/04/09

Producer/Host: Dave Evans
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic: Enough Stuff
Why use non-powered tools? Is “Cash for Clunkers” an environmental benefit? Is recycling carbon-neutral?
Guest: Captain Yo
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