Monthly Archives: October 2003

Biomass Resource Address

Last Thursday I got a call from the NC Department of Energy. They needed a speaker for their impending project, which was the NC Biomass Resource Conference, at NC State University. I like speaking gigs. I can even be good … Continue reading

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Night Five–Hybrid House

Field Trip. John Delafield sits on the Sustainability Advisory Board at Central Carolina Community College. A longtime builder of homes, John got tired of giving lip service to sustainability and decided to take action. He built a spec. house that … Continue reading

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Night Four–Solar Thermal

After our second night of class, I asked Rachel for an evaluation. I really wanted to know what I could do to make it better. “Change the instructor,” is what she said. I did that successfully by introducing Bill Evangelist … Continue reading

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Night Three–Geothermal

Our third night began with a videotape of Peter Denz’s amazing conversion of his childhood diesel Rabbit to straight vegetable oil. Unlike some of us, Peter did not order a “Conversion Kit” off the Internet. He made his own. A … Continue reading

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Night Two

September 25, 2003 Last week we were wiped out by hurricane Isabel. Class cancelled. After the brunt of the storm passed I called my Mom in Canada. She had been listening to the CBC. She said that all hurricanes begin … Continue reading

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