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The next best choice for Vermont?


Topic 9:

Thursday, September 17th 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

If we have reached peak oil production, what does the future look like? Are hilltop views and unsegmented large track forest areas to be potentially impacted for wind energy? What can neighborhoods and individuals do to capture wind energy? What are other future trends in our energy future? Read more about these questions by following these links.

The bar opens at 6:30 p.m. Grab a drink and a table, or mingle a while.

Discussion starts at 7 p.m. with expert David Blittersdorf, CEO, Earth Turbines, Inc. Founder/Co-owner, NRG Systems.

As the founder of NRG Systems, a leading manufacturer of wind measuring technology, David Blittersdorf is no stranger to the wind energy industry. In 1982 when he founded NRG Systems, the wind energy industry was just in its infancy. But Blittersdorf’s interest in wind actually began many years earlier. As a child, he grew up near the site of the world’s first commercial wind turbine in Pittsford, Vermont. As a teen, his early driving years were hampered by the gas shortages of the Arab Oil Embargo. (He began tinkering with model wind turbines for fun.) During his senior year of college, he built a home wind turbine for his engineering project.

As CEO/president for Earth Turbines, Blittersdorf brings his engineering expertise, wind industry knowledge and his passion for creating clean energy solutions to homeowners everywhere.

Blittersdorf is board member and treasurer of the Small Wind Certification Corporation (SWCC), a non-profit formed to develop industry-wide small wind turbine standards. He is executive board member, treasurer and past president of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and executive board member, founding member and past chair of Renewable Energy Vermont (REV). David is also on the Board of Advisors for the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Natural Resources, the Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC), and the Union of Concerned Scientists. Blittersdorf is on the Board of Advisors for the SUNY-Canton Engineering School, and is a board member of Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG). He is a University of Vermont graduate with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. David and his wife Jan have a son, Evan, and a daughter, Alyssa. In his spare time, Blittersdorf enjoys the wind for yet another activity: hang gliding.
 

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