Power for the People 6/4/19: LD 1646 – legislation for a proposed consumer-owned utility in Maine

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl

Key Discussion Points

a) Problems with CMP billing and service
b) proposed Maine Power Delivery Authority
c) How consumer-owned utilities have benefited other states

Guests:
Seth Berry, Maine House representative
Nicole Grohowski, Maine House representative

Power for the People 4/2/19

Maine Green Power Program

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: Amy Browne

Key Discussion Points
a) Maine renewable power sources
b) Maine green power program and how to sign up
c) Proposal for a consumer owned utility in Maine

Guest: Kay Mann, Outreach Coordinator, Maine Green Power

Power for the People 3/5/19

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

All things Insulation – types and methods

Key Discussion Points
a) Building code for insulation R-values
b) Types of construction and insulation
c) Case studies of callers

Guest:
Bo Jespersen, owner of ‘The Breathable Home’ energy company

Power for the People 2/5/19

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: Amy Browne

Legislation proposing a consumer-owned utility in Maine

Key Discussion Points
a) proposed new utility
b) problems with CMP billing
c) proposed New England Clean Energy Connect

Guest: Kristy Pottle, founder of CMPratepayersunite.org

Power for the People 10/10/18

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Electric vehicles

Key Discussion Points
a) Types and range of EVs
b) Low operating costs of EVs
c) Battery technology

Guest: Barry Woods, Director of EV Innovations for Revision Energy

Power for the People 9/12/18

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: Amy Browne

CMP’s New England Clean Energy Connect project

Key Discussion Points
a) NECEC goal to supply power to Mass.
b) Impact on renewable energy
c) environmental impact

Guests:
Sandi Howard, Facebook administrator of NECEC page
Dylan Voorhees, NRCM Clean Energy Director

Power for the People 8/8/18

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Alternative Energy: Energy updates to the Unity Community Center

Key Discussion Points
a) Heat pumps
b) hybrid hot water heater
c) Efficiency Maine rebates

Guests:
Mary Leaming, Director, Unity Barn Raisers
John McIntire, Board member, UBR

Power for the People 7/11/18

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Citizens Climate Lobby solutions for renewable energy incentives

Key Discussion Points
a) renewables policy and incentives
b) Carbon Fee and Dividend
c) climate change

Guest: Peter Monro, Board member, Citizens Climate Lobby