Category: Dutchess County

Ron Kamen to Present Herzog Lecture on April 29, 2016

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Ron Kamen, CEO of EarthKind Energy, is the featured speaker for the renown annual Herzog Lecture at Oakwood Friends School on Friday, April 29. Mr. Kamen is an expert in clean energy and was pivotal in the development of Oakwood’s new solar electric system this year. “People, Technology and the Forces of Nature” will be presented at 10:30 am in the Oakwood theater, 22 Spackenkill Road in Poughkeepsie, NY . See article here

Better Power Lines Could Super Charge Renewable Energy?

There has been a huge debate going on in the communities of Dutchess County, New York (in which I live) about putting up new 345-kilovolt high voltage line that would run entirely within the existing 14.5-mile Con Ed corridor.  This has been approved by the New York State Public Service Commission.   Residents in Dutchess County have formed citizens groups like “Hudson Valley Smart Energy Coalition” and  “No Monster Power Lines”.  And many residents see these lines indeed as “monsters” that are  very unwelcome in their community.

However, today  I just came across an article that puts a whole different spin on “monster power lines”  and actually speaks of them as a potential plus for renewable energy.  Very interesting concepts and ideas.   Take a look!

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