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Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Chuck Wilton opens #rutgop breakfast panel: The Role of Renewables in #VT 's Energy Future. #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
David O'Brien, Bride Energy, sharing basics of energy policy. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
David O'Brien: two keys-physics & economics. Physics=how do you get the power out? Economics=how much does it cost? #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
David O'Brien: miniscule connection between consumption of oil & our use of electricity. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
David O'Brien: #vt 's energy portfolio is very clean. Says one of the best things we can do for enviro is use more electricity. #rutgop
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Here's the #rutgop Renewable Energy panel: David O'Brien, Meredith Angwin, Guy Page, Tom Emero. #vt #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
David O'Brien: RPS means price doesn't matter, it's all about how much "renewables" are part of energy package. #rutgop
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
David O'Brien speaks of "renewable energy oligarchy" - term coined by Willem Post. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Here is O'Brien's company website: http://t.co/pKj1iDWI Says no enviro mandate for renewables. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Now up, Meredith Angwin of Carnot Communications. She begins by plugging http://t.co/7LBOvdgf #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Meredith Angwin says 3 types of power: Baseload, Load-Following, & Peaking. Basically, constant & intermittant. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Meredith Angwin: watch out for word "capacity." Doesn't mean what you actually get. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Meredith Angwin: Ppl say they don't care abt facts...just think it's *best* to get energy from renewables. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Now, it's Guy Page of #Vt Energy Partnership at #rutgop Renewable Energy Panel. http://t.co/IgzLWcSR
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Guy Page says #vt yankee plant is a voltage regulator. If it shuts down, we'll have reliability problems. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Guy Page says shutting #vt yankee down is moving backwards. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Guy Page: China is eating our lunch because energy is so cheap there (thanks to subsidies). #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Tom Emero grew up in Maine & saw mftring jobs go away. Went to #vt Law School, then became an energy developer. #rutgop #Vtpoli
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Tom Emero: #vt forests have been suffering for many years from high-grading. Hurts the forest & lowers value. #rutgop
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Tom Emero: we've proposed a state of the art energy facility including electric biomass, pellet plant, & energy park. #rutgop
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Tom Emero: Beaver Wood project wld mean millions in state & local tax revenues every year. Also 50 jobs at the plant. #rutgop
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Tom Emero: if you assume we will have some renewable energy, our 30 MW plant is the best reliable option & it is jobs positive. #rutgop
Amy Shollenberger @amyaction
Tom Emero: Beaver Wood plant will use abt 50% of low value wood available within 50-mile radius of Fair Haven. #rutgop
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