Fractals of Change: March 2009

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7 posts from March 2009

March 29, 2009

What’s a Smart Grid and Why Does It Matter?

We Vermonters have a huge opportunity to use federal stimulus funds to shape our near term energy future. The Vermont of three years from now will have both reduced its use of expensive and relatively dirty peak electricity AND begun to substantially reduce the use of oil in cars and homes. Energ More...

March 21, 2009

The Stimulus Czar Summit – Part 2

Most of the summit the Vice President sponsored in Washington last week consisted of half hour presentations from the agencies which will be awarding the money to us state "stimulus czars". These ranged from a boring reading of a list of numbers we could already find on a website to dyn More...

March 15, 2009

The Stimulus Czar Summit – Part 1

Vice President Joe Biden invited the state "stimulus czars" to a Washington conference on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (The stimulus bill); according to the organizers, representatives from 49 states showed up (they didn't say which state didn't show). We really do More...

March 12, 2009

Live Twitter of VP Biden’s Conference for State Recovery Czars

Since "transparency" is the watchword of this conference, am twittering live while my battery holds out. Am @tevslin on twitter.


March 09, 2009

Was the Economic Stimulus Bill a Good Idea?

Last Friday Governor Jim Douglas (R-VT) and Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) cosponsored and appeared at a workshop for Vermonters on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka ARRA aka "the stimulus bill"); 700 people came and more would have if there had been more room available at Champ More...

March 05, 2009

The Challenge of Stimulus

Have spent the last week immersed in ARRA – the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus bill. You'll find the one meg PDF here if you want to help make sur More...

March 02, 2009

My New Gig




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