The Alternative Energy All-Stars

May 25, 2011

Today's show is intended mainly to answer questions about ways you can adapt your own living space to use alternative energy sources.

But let's take few moments to whine about the collapse of Connecticut's once-upon-a-time incentive program that was a model for the rest of the nation. At its peak, by one reckoning, Connecticut was third in the nation in the amount of solar installed. Now we're 18th. Maybe even more significantly, this was real job creation. The energy incentives created jobs that didn't exist otherwise and those jobs -- by their very existence -- created a far reaching series of benefits for the average householder. They lowered energy bills and helped the environment.

 The tax credits we pump at the film industry don't have the same multiplier effect. Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.