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How do we pay for the grid?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Oct 24, 2015. 6 Replies

Ok, so some electric utilities are charging some form of up front and/or monthly added charge for those home owners who elect to install solar power.  Where there is an understandable problem with…Continue

Giving credit when disagreeing

Started Feb 19, 2015 0 Replies

It seems simple, if you quote someone you should give them credit and note the source.  But should you provide credit when you are assigning blame?  If you are pointing out something that is wrong,…Continue

Tags: credit, giving

CO poisoning in Yarmouth Maine

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stan Kuhn Feb 19, 2015. 8 Replies

A news headline caught my attention, "Man hospitalized for signs of carbon monoxide poisoning at Yarmouth home".  Not all of the details, but if we take the liberty of reading between the lines, it…Continue

Tags: Monoxide, Carbon

Our Changing Business Model

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theodore Redler Jan 2, 2015. 4 Replies

How should we adjust our businesses in the face of these falling energy prices?Payback, SIR, and overall financial justifications for our work are losing ground.Should we now be pushing that old…Continue

Tags: prices, energy


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Bud Poll commented on Paul Scheckel's blog post Gas vs Induction Cooking Energy Comparison
"Hi Paul and thanks for the post. I have been following induction cooking for awhile and may give it a try as you did.  One of my interests will be finding one with controls that allow me to set both temperature and time.  Hate to say it,…"
Jun 14
Bud Poll replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: What is you favorite or most important home performance diagnostic or measurement tool?
"Hi Diane, I voted, but the most important diagnostic tool in my bag has always been my IR camera.  Part of what makes it valuable is the interpretation of what it sees.  Where there are many new low cost IR cameras coming out, they lack…"
Jun 14
Bryan Gabriel liked Bud Poll's discussion Using The Sciences To Our Advantage
Jun 10
Bud Poll replied to Diane Chojnowski's discussion Poll: How old is your blower door?
"Hi Diane, not a lot of action on the question at hand.  I would encourage others to vote and comment. I had sold my original blower door and some of my equipment when health issues looked like I was out of business.  Health much improved…"
May 15
Bud Poll replied to Anna's discussion What was your first action when you home is full of water ?
"The response time from your insurance company and what they will or will not do is something each home owner should discuss with his/her own agent.  I know most of the people in my agents office and have always had excellent service.  No…"
Apr 16
Bud Poll replied to Anna's discussion What was your first action when you home is full of water ?
"Personally, I would call the emergency number for my power company and explain the problem and request the meter (or whatever they opt for) to be pulled to shut the power off.  I've seen some meter panels that have disconnects where that…"
Apr 16
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Bob Blanchette replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"Expect grid connect fees to increase over time instead of KWH charges. Our natural gas company has already done this, $30/mo grid tie/delivery fee, 37 cents per therm for the gas. This gives consumers very little incentive to do any energy…"
Oct 24, 2015
Bud Poll replied to John Carton's discussion Smoke Puffer stick
"Hi John, I recently purchased some used equipment and they included their smoke-pen.  I had previously used one of the chemical options but discontinued that long ago.  I have relied on the IR camera since.  But the Pen they included…"
Oct 3, 2015
Bud Poll replied to Luis Hernandez's discussion I am searching for study material
"Take a look at the Saturn bookstore: https://www.srmi.biz/bookstore ; If you need more specific information as to what to study send them an email. Bud"
Sep 30, 2015
Bud Poll replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"The two 4500 watt elements will never operate simultaneously.  It will be one or the other.  A simple volt meter will tell you which one is on and you should be able to run off some water and check to see if it transfers from one element…"
Aug 27, 2015
Bud Poll replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"The comment that they are running high electric bills may or may not be related to the cycling.  But the cycling may be a symptom rather than a cause since the efficiency of an electric water heater is not really affected by the cycling. …"
Aug 26, 2015
Bud Poll replied to Rodney Fox's discussion Does calcification affect electric water heater aquastat temperature sensor performance?
"Hi Rod, not a pro on this, but I'll get the discussion going. Do you know which element is cycling? Did they flush the water heater when they replaced those elements? How long does the short cycling last?  Even one good element will…"
Aug 26, 2015
tedkidd replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"I think "those who own and maintain our power grid are in trouble" only if they resist rather than seeing and seizing the opportunity in innovation and change. There seem to be examples in both camps, NY REV is an example of an…"
Aug 12, 2015
Nate Adams replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"I'd like to suggest listening to The Energy Gang Podcast on GreenTech Media. They talk a lot about this subject, it's called Utility 2.0. David Butler has strong opinions about this as well. To me, it seems we will move towards…"
Aug 12, 2015
Jason Szumlanski replied to Bud Poll's discussion How do we pay for the grid?
"Utility companies are becoming more and more disingenuous about this argument. They try to simplify the argument by saying that customers with solar energy use less [net billable] electricity, so they place an unfair burden on those without solar…"
Aug 12, 2015

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At 1:08pm on June 28, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

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