Monday, March 30, 2009

Dr. Hsueh will spend $629,653 to create cloned human embryos

an e-mail from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine reveals that Stanford researcher Dr. Aaron Hsueh's CIRM grant for "patient-specific cells with nuclear transfer" will cost $629,653, published on March 30, 2009

James Carlini on stimulus program and municipal infrastructure

James Carlini, columnist and principal at Carlini & Associates, comments on the need for a long-term perspective in the use of federal infrastructure funds for local use, emphasizing the need for, and competitive advantage derived from, digital infrastructure, recorded from East Dundee, Illinois, on March 30, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dr. Hsueh's human cloning project at Stanford explained in his absemce

an explanation of Dr. Aaron Hsueh's human cloning research grant #RS1-00404-1:  Patient-specific cells with nuclear transfer, now in the planning stage at Stanford University with funding from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), recorded in Studio City, California, on March 27, 2009

Ed Regan at GRU: keeping the cap, inviting IOU into the FIT game

Ed Regan, Assistant General Manager for Strategic Planning at the Gainesville Regional Utilities in Florida, says that GRU will stick with the 4MW annual FIT cap and that allowing investor-owned utilities to invest in FIT-based energy generation might encourage their support for FITs, recorded from Gainesville, Florida, on March 27, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

No Bailout for Utilities

a brief op-ed calling on the public to assert its interest in implementing feed-in tariffs in Florida and elsewhere against the entrenched obstructionism of utilities looking after their own welfare at the expense of the general welfare

Friday, March 20, 2009

Kathy Baylis at Sarasota EDC expects Florida to adopt a RED

Kathy Baylis, President and CEO of the Sarasota (Florida) Economic Development Corporation, talks about its endorsement of renewable energy dividends and her expectation that Florida will soon implement this policy statewide, recorded from Sarasota, Florida, on March 20, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

DAvid Bly talks about prospects for a feed-in tariff in Minnesota

David Bly, Minnesota State Representative from District 25-B, talks about the prospects of his feed-in tariff bill, now pending in the Minnesota House of Representatives, recorded from St. Paul, Minnesota, on March 17, 2009

Joseph Saturnia discusses the possibility of a feed-in tariff in Hawaii

Joseph Saturnia, President of Island Pacific Energy, LLC, talks about the possibility of implementing a feed-in tariff in the State of Hawaii, recorded remotely from Honolulu, HI, on March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

James Carlini explains the importantce of "intelligent infrastructure"

James Carlini, principal of Carlini & Associates, an East Dundee, Illinois-based international consulting firm, talks about "iintelligent infrastructure" and the need for gigabit connectivity in today's economic environment, recorded from East Dundee, Illinois, on March 16, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Jim MacDougall at OPA on first state or provincial feed-in tariff in North America

Jim MacDougall, Manager of Distributed Generation at the Ontario Power Authority (OPA), talks about that province's adoption of a feed-in tariff for the generation of renewable energy, recorded from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rep. Keith Fitzgerald talks about HB 1317, the Florida renewable energy dividend bill

Keith Fitzgerald, Florida State Representative from the 69th District, talks about creating a renewable energy dividend in Florida through the passage of HB 1317, recorded from Tallahasee, Florida, on March 12, 2009

Andrew Walmsley at Florida Farm Bureau on Renewable Energy Dividends in Florida

Andrew Walmsley, Assistant Director of Agricultural Policy at the Florida Farm Bureau, talks about the introduction of renewable energy dividends as a way of increasing renewables production in Florida, recorded from Gainesville, Florida, on March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Rajit Gadh at WINMEC on March 18th WINSmartGrid meeting

Rajit Gadh, Director of the Wireless Internet for the Mobile Enterprise Consortium (WINMEC), talks about a meeting of the WINSmartGrid Program scheduled for March 18, 2009, recorded from the campus of UCLA on March 11, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Stewart Taggart at DESERTEC-USA on solar power from deserts

Stewart Taggart, co-founder of the DESERTEC Foundation and Coordinator of DESERTEC-USA, talks about getting massive amounts of power from solar installations in the desert connected to cities by a supergrid, recorded from Sydney, Australia, on March 9-10, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Jim Woolsey makes the case for a feed-in tariff for Florida and generally

Jim Woolsey, former Director of the CIA and now a Venture Partner with VantagePoint Venture Partners in Silicon Valley, explains the advantages of adopting a feed-in tariff for the State of Florida and elsewhere, recorded from Washington, D.C., on March 6, 2009

Gerry Wolff at DESERTEC-UK on plans for solar power from deserts

Gerry Wolff, co-ordinator of DESERTEC-UK,discusses the newly-created DESERTEC Foundation and its plans to power Europe with concentrating solar power from North Africa and the Middle East, recorded from the UK on March 6, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mike Antheil at FARE updates the Florida Renewable Energy Divident (RED) story

Mike Antheil, Executive Director of the Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE) talks about the campaign to implement a statewide Renewable Energy Dividend (RED) (feed-in tariff) in the Sunshine State, recorded from Florida on March 4, 3009

Paige Kreegel, Chair of Florida House Utilities Committee, on renewable energy dividends

Paige Kreegel, chair of the Utilities Committee of the Florida House of Representatives, talks about the possible inclusion of a "renewable energy dividend" (feed-in tariff) provision in the pending energy bill, recorded from Tallahassee, Florida, on March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Charmaine Watts at REFIT-NZ talks about the New Zealand FIT campaign

Charmaine Watts, founder of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff New Zealand (REFIT-NZ) talks about the emerging campaign to implement a national feed-in tariff policy in that dual-island nation down under, recorded from Puke Kohe, NZ, on March 3-4, 2009