Energy News

This edition brings back Brian Beauchamp and Mike Powers to fill us in on energy news and happenings in energy planning, here in the Bay area. Both guests work for non-profits that are partnering with Traverse City Light and Power in a pioneering program, TCSaves, retrofitting homes for energy efficiency and money saving in the core of Traverse City. They report on the dramatic expansion of the project to include all of Traverse City. This program may lead the broader region over the tipping point and result in a huge increase in the energy efficiency of our business and residential buildings.  Forty percent of our energy use is in buildings. This discussion starts with a quick review of energy consultant, Peter Garforth's thoughts on that: Take on energy use and efficiency first, and all other steps to full energy resilience will follow; fail to do that and all else will fail, as well.

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