Talk of the Towns 5/11/18


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Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Engineer: Amy Browne Community concerns and opportunities: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are on their way What is the background on all-electric vehicles? How do they work? Why is this move to electric vehicles so important to the climate? How do we know that electricity for electric vehicles is “clean”? What trends in electric vehicle use are you seeing in Maine? What led to your program to install 4-6 public charging stations in the Downeast Region in coming months? How do charging stations work… what equipment is needed? What is the role of municipal or non-profit hosts? What benefit do they derive from participating? How does involvement in projects like A Climate to Thrive aid in positive mental health and building a sense of hope? Guests: Gordon Beck, A Climate to Thrive, Mount Desert Island Dennis Kiley, A Climate to Thrive, Mount Desert Island Scott Vlaun, The Center for Ecology-Based Economy, Western Maine

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