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David Blittersdorf’s passion for renewable energy and earth-friendly technology started early. He built his first wind turbine at age 14 to light up the small shack where he boiled sap into maple syrup. After he got his driver’s license in 1973, the year of the OPEC oil embargo, he vowed to help the U.S. transition away from dependence on fossil fuels. In 1982, after getting his engineering degree at the University of Vermont, he founded NRG Systems—one of the nation’s most successful wind-energy companies. Twenty-two years later, he founded All Earth Renewables a leading player in Vermont’s wind and solar scene. David is involved in all aspects of All Earth Renewables’ day-to-day operations. He also makes frequent public-speaking engagements and serves on the board of many energy-focused institutions at the national and state levels.

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  1. Walter B January 12, 2018 at 9:25 am #

    Very interesting indeed, thank you for bringing this to us. David is right and I thought that I heard you thinking of Rahm Emmanuel when Dave mentioned that we humans do not react until there is a crisis. Yes change is hard to make and may even be impossible because of two massive problems. Those that hold the wealth along with the power and control that it brings them, and the inability of modern Americans to even consider using less rather than more technology (conservation). Every energy company CEO, Board of Directors and the BPU’s that rule with them will absolutely never allow for their incomes to drop. Incomes, bonuses, kick-backs must ALWAYS get larger and they have the power to keep it that way. Greed will NOT be overcome. The American public is so hopelessly programmed to consume anything and everything that it is force fed that I simply cannot see any reduction or conservation ever being a part of any functioning plan. It is pretty clear from your work Jim that you are a huge fan of conservation and I can assure you that I have always been exactly the same all of my life. I despise waste and excess, but people like us, at least outside of some safe and happy place, are not appreciated at all and even reviled by those who hopelessly consume mass quantities. It is very wonderful to hear of this project in Vermont and David was very impressive. I just hope that he is not overrun by all of those Californians headed his way, yuk, yuk.

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    Very interesting story. And nice to hear from an optimist describing his concept of our future. Vermont is a lovely place, and always will be, I believe.

    I like his gondola, and his plan to do it on a budget is even better, and so Vermont. Calvin Coolidge would be proud. Two wonderful, but very diifferent places, that currently have gondolas or trams are New York City and Telluride,CO. Not only are they well utilized for daily transportation, they are spectacularly beautiful rides. What’s better than a commute that takes your breath away every day?

    Thanks for a good interview.

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    That was an amazing conversation ! Hell of a conversation.

    Talk about natural resources . Mr. Blittersdorf is surely that.

    Thanks , J.K. !! -JJoslin ( Detroit, Michigan South of Canadian borderline…)

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