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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Transition to sustainable fuels

    How do we reduce our use of fossil fuels?  How do you plan changes to a building to switch to renewable fuels?  What are some promising alternative fuel developments?

    Guest: Pat Coon, ReVision Energy

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Wood heat

    How can one dry wood quickly?   Should a woodstove air intake be connected to outdoor vents or draw in indoor air?  What are Russian stoves and what are gasification boilers?

    Guests:

    Peter Lammert, Forester, Maine Forest Service;  Jim Rocket, Evergreen Home Solutions

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  • Producers/Hosts: Dave Evans & Bruce Maanum

    Topic: Co-op Wind Turbines

    What kind of wind-turbine installation do today’s guests have planned for Vinalhaven?  How are co-op members paying for this project?  How can a community group start a similar project?

    Guests:

    Chip Farrington, General Manager, Fox Islands Electric Cooperative

    George Baker,  on Board of Swan’s Island Electric Cooperative; Professor, on sabbatical,  Harvard Business School

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Maine Energy Policy

    What programs does Maine have to address this winter’s oil costs?  Where can people find out about Maine energy programs?  Why doesn’t Maine offer more financial incentives?

    Guest: John Kerry, Director of the Governor’s Office of Energy Independence and Security

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Sunspaces as supplementary heat sources

    Can a sunspace reduce heating bills?  What makes an efficient sunspace design?  Are there particular construction details that are important for sunspaces?

    Guest:  Bruce Stahnke,  Architect, Stahnke & Kitagawa Architects

    Recorded with a live audience and audience participation at the 2008 Full Circle Fair, 7/27/08,  in Blue Hill, Maine

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  • Producer/Host: Bruce Maanum and Dave Evans

    Topic: Biochar

    What is biochar?  How can biochar help with my garden?   How can it help climate change?

    Guest: Julie Major, PhD Candidate, Cornell

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Get your house off oil

    This show contains more information than planned about oil burners in esponse to listener’s questions about how to reduce their oil heating bills.  Pat Coon has learned lots about oil burners while adding solar
    and wood heating equipment to existing oil-burner installations

    How can I reduce oil use for heat and hot water? Do on-demand water heaters help? Can solar water heaters help with space heating?

    Guest: Pat Coon, co-owner RE Vision Energy

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Root Cellars

    Why build a root cellar?  What foods store well in root cellars?  How would someone build a root cellar?

    Guests:  Leslie Cummins & Tim Seabrook, Owners of 5-Star Nursery and Orchard, North Brooklin, Maine, 207-359-2282

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