Archives for Power for the People

Power for the People 11/8/17

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Alternative Energy: Energy Issues on Maine islands

Key Discussion Points
a) Energy challenges on islands
b) wind power
c) solar power

Guest: Suzanne MacDonald, Community Energy Director, Island Institute

Power for the People 10/11/17

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Cold climate air-source heat pumps

-Types of heat pumps
-Selection and installation of heat pumps
-Performance of heat pumps

Guest: Adams Barker-Hoyt, MAC Heat Pumps, Bangor

Power for the People 8/9/17

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Alternative Energy: Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative

-PAREI vision and strategy for grassroots action
-Alternative energy options
-LD 1504 net metering bill vetoed by the Governor

Guest: Peter Adams, PAREI founder and co-director

Power for the People 7/12/17

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Boothbay peninsula electrical demand reduction project

Key Discussion Points
a) grid demand reduction instead of grid expansion
b) alternative energy and conservation
c) LD 1504 net metering bill vetoed by the Governor

Guest: Rich Silkman, CEO of Competitive Energy Services

Power for the People 6/14/17

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Alternative Energy: Solar PV policy in the current legislature

Key Discussion Points
a) net metering
b) proposed PUC rules
c) solar Power Purchase Agreements

Guests:
Chuck Piper, Sundog Solar
Vaughn Woodruff, Insource Renewables
Holly Noyes, Revision Energy

Power for the People 4/12/17

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: John Greenman

Issue: Alternative Energy

Program Topic: Citizens Climate Lobby

Key Discussion Points
a) Climate change
b) Carbon Fee and Dividend
c) renewable energy

Guest: Peter Monro

Power for the People 3/8/17

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Alternative Energy

Program Topic: Efficiency projects at Univ of New England
Key Discussion Points
a) LED lighting
b) state incentives through Efficiency Maine
c) building performance controls

Guest: Alethea Cariddi, UNE

Power for the People 1/11/17

Producer/Host: Steve Kahl
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Alternative Energy

Program Topic: Big picture of federal and state energy policy

Key Discussion Points
a) RGGI Renewable portfolio standards
b) state and federal tax incentives
c) renewable energy portfolio in Maine

Guest: Patrick Woodcock, former director of the Maine Energy Office