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RadioActive 7/8/10

Producer/Host: Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: Industrial Wind in Maine

Today we look at the controversy around wind power development in Maine.
Wind power has been touted as an alternative energy source, which we need to foster a domestic energy supply and minimize the pollution causing climate change. In the past three years, state government has examined the regulatory process which industrial wind developers must go through to execute projects and have made legislative changes to expedite that process.
Environmental and democracy activists caution that industrial wind is not a panacea. Effects are already being experienced by people located near wind farms, and other projects are poised to develop pristine alpine regions in Maine. Earlier this week, Earth First activists engaged in direct action against the industrial wind development at Kibby Mountain, outside of Stratton, Maine.
Today we here from a number of prospective s, with interviews  with  Bob Weingarten of Friends of the Boundary Mountains, Jonathan Carter of the Forest Ecology Network, and John Kerry, the director of Maine’s Office of Energy Independence and Security

BoatTalk 4/13/10

Producers/Hosts: Alan Sprague and Mike Joyce

Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topics: Offshore power, wooden boatbuilding, adventure sailing and more

What are local issues about offshore wind and tidal power?  What’s up for local boatbuilder’s first new wooden power yacht in 25 years?  Are there different ways to rig the lobster fishery?

Guests: Chummy Rich, Bass Harbor Boat; Steve Rinker, Around in 10 participant

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RadioActive 2/11/10

Producers/Hosts: Amy Browne & Meredith DeFrancesco

Segment 1: A deadline is looming for those hoping to get a public hearing on a large scale industrial wind project in Western Maine.  Today we talk with Jonathan Carter of the Forest Ecology Network, a group that vocally opposes the project.   (FMI:  Requests for a public hearing on the Highland Wind Power Project (DP 4862) can be emailed by 2/19/10 to [email protected]

And we talk with Heather Spaulding of MOFGA, about LD1547, “An Act to Revise Notification Requirements for Pesticides Applications Using Aircraft and Air Carrier Equipment, which would Streamline Maine’s Pesticide Notification System.  FMI:  www. ,

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Boattalk 7/14/09

Producers/Hosts: Mike Joyce and Alan Sprague
Special Guest Host: Capt. Giffy Full
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topics: Fisheries “permit banking”, Fox Islands wind power, Nevada Lobster industry
What is the state of the ground fishery today and historically? How can the fisheries have a sustainable future? Why is wind power good for Maine islands?
Guests: Geoff Smith, Nature Conservancy; Aaron Dority, Penobscot East Resource Center; Glenn Libby, Port Clyde Fisherman’s Coop and National Marine Fisheries Council
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