Talk of the Towns 5/11/12

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Renewable Energy Options

Program Topic: Community and Ecological Impacts of tidal energy in Cobscook Bay
Key Discussion Points:
Sustainability Solutions Initiative… what is the overall approach and who funds it
How does tidal energy fit into the search for alternatives to fossil fuel energy?
What is happening in Cobscook Bay / Eastport to develop a tidal energy alternative?
Ocean Renewable Power Company’s approach and generally, how its technology works? What is the current status of operations?

A) Teresa Johnson, UM School of Marine Sciences
B) Gayle Zydlewski, UM School of Marine Sciences
C) David Hart, Director, Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research, UM (recording)
D) John Ferland, Ocean Renewable Power Company
E) Will Hopkins, Cobscook Bay Resource Center

Call In Program: Yes