This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ted McIntyre, Franklin resident and climate activist via the Zoom conference bridge Thursday, July 13, 2023.
In this episode we cover multiple topics as we caught up on what has happened since our prior recording. Links to the articles we talk of are located in a section below.
- Climate challenges are here, when will it be recognized that change is required?
- Solar, agrivoltaics, home wind turbines, nuclear
- ISO grid intersections
- Energize Franklin, action is the antidote to despair
This discussion continues our journey understanding the MA roadmap toward net zero and while it helps me “make sense of climate”, we hope it helps with your understanding as well.
If you have climate questions or Franklin specific climate questions, send them in and we’ll try to answer them in a future session.
The conversation runs about 42 minutes. Let’s listen to my conversation with Ted McIntyre as he helps me ‘make sense of climate’
Links to articles referenced:
Solar power roof maps -> https://www.wbur.org/news/2023/07/06/solar-power-rooftop-map-technical-potential-climate-goals
Electrical grid interconnections (ISO New England to ISO New York, etc.)
Shift in thinking about nuclear -> https://commonwealthmagazine.org/energy/shift-in-thinking-on-nuclear-power/
Agrivoltaics -> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agrivoltaics
Power cell efficiency ->
Turbine efficiency -> https://www.vernier.com/experiment/rev-12_turbine-efficiency/
** See the page that collects all the “Making Sense of Climate” episodes -> https://www.franklinmatters.org/2022/02/making-sense-of-climate-collection.html
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The music for the intro and exit was provided by Michael Clark and the group "East of Shirley". The piece is titled "Ernesto, manana" c. Michael Clark & Tintype Tunes, 2008 and used with their permission.
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