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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Maine Automotive X-Prize and electric vehicle conversions

    What is the automotive X-Prize?  Are these efficient vehicles safe?  Can we still make cars from petroleum plastics?

    Guests:  Frank John and Automotive X-Prize team members: Jory Squibb, Chair; Bob Bailey, Engineering;  Rick Pierson,  Production

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  • Producer/Host: Dave Evans

    Topics:  Bio-digesters and microhydro

    What is a bio-digester?  How do green-house gas emissions of bio-digesters compare to septic systems or compost piles?  Can a barge harvest tidal energy?

    Guest: Frank Heller, Katahdin Energy Works

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  • Producers/hosts: Bruce Maanum and Dave Evans

    Topic: Solar H2O heating

    What is an evacuated tube collector?  Is solar water heating effective in Maine?  What solar rebates are available?

    Guest: Danny Ray of Ray Plumbing and Heating

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  • Producer/host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Seed Saving

    How can gardeners start saving their own vegetable seeds?  Why would gardeners save seeds from biennials?  Are there particular problems that beginners should look out for?

    Guests: Bob St. Peter, Executive Director, Goodlife Center; Will Bonsall, Director, Scatterseed Project

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    FMI: www.goodlife.org ; www.gardeningplaces.com/scatterseed.htm

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  • Producer/host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Composting toilets

    Why use composting toilets?  How safe are they?  Why collect urine separately?

    Guests: Abe Noe-Hays, Peter Baldwin

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  • Producer/host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Tidal Energy

    How do modern tidal-electric generators work?  Will Marine Biologists monitor changes to sea-life?  What does a tidal-electric generator look like from the shore?

    Guests: Paul MacKay, Superintendent, Nova Scotia Power; Mark Cote, Professor and Chairman, Engineering Dept., Maine Maritime Academy

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  • Producer/host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Electric Van by North Haven Community School

    How well does an electric van work for the school?  How much did it cost to convert?  What steps are required to convert from gas to electric?

    Guests: John Dietter, Mina Bartovics, Alex Curtis, Jess Davisson

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  • Producer/host: Dave Evans

    Topic: Solar hot water
    What is the typical pay-back period for a solar hot water system?  Are there financial incentives from the government for solar hot water?  What does a differential controller do?

    Guest: Nate Greenleaf, R&D Director, GS Inc

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