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A special program dedicated to Robin Williams and laughter in the world, with Cecil Bothwell joining host Ned Ryan Doyle for a run down of the “Parking Gate Gate” Tea Party silliness in Asheville, the absurdity of the NC General Assembly legislative efforts and other crazy events and serious topics that, sometimes, one just has to laugh at! Original Air Date 8-17-14
Cecil Parking first half 8-17-14
Cecil Parking second half 8-17-14


Special Edition Feature!

Dave Hollister, CEO of Sundance Power Systems, spoke at the Asheville Green Drinks 3-19-14 on the subjects of Energy Democracy, sustainable transitioning of our energy grid and the rights of people to participate in these decisions and our collective opportunities for a clean energy future.
A remarkably insightful, energetic and forward thinking presentation…. it’s under 20 minutes and it’s free! Please give a listen and share the presentation!

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I’d like to invite you listen to a very special program with Dave Hollister, Sundance Power Systems, on the issues of clean energy transitions and the “Carolina Community Energy Partnerships”, a non-profit project of the American Forest Alliance and Climate Ground Zero.

“20% by 2020”

The goal of the “Carolina Community Energy Partnerships” is to increase clean energy by 20% and increase energy efficiency by 20% between now and 2020. The total of both has the potential to reduce the amount of coal burned at the Duke Energy Lake Julian coal fired power plant by nearly 40%. This regional campaign will include free public educational programs, a website to offer resources and information about clean energy and energy efficiency options, as well as metrics on the impacts of the project over the next five years.

It’s time we worked in partnership for a clean energy future. Not only for the critical environmental reasons, but also the sustainable economic benefits that clean energy offers. With clean energy and energy efficiency investments, we have the opportunity to create good jobs, protect the environment and shift to a more truly sustainable economic model.

The “Carolina Community Energy Partnerships” needs your support to develop our resources website, develop new interactive programs and expand community educational opportunities.

The “Carolina Community Energy Partnerships” effort is a project of the American Forest Alliance. Your tax deductible contributions will help to “kick start” our regional project!



Thank you!

Ned Ryan Doyle, Project Coordinator


Our Southern Community 
Announces Our New: “Our Solar Community”
 A Clean Energy Project! FREE Workshops for: 
 North Carolina homeowners and business Owners Interested in solar electricity, solar hot water and/or solar heating. “Going solar” is an investment that creates jobs and strengthens the economy. Solar costs are down, tax credits and financing is now available. Solar is clean energy, sustainable and fights climate change. “Our Solar Community” Workshops  are a free step – by – step guide to determine the feasibility, benefits and options available today for: Solar Electricity (Photovoltaics): 
-Utility intertie -Independent systems -Emergency / back-up systems

Solar Hot Water:
 Home or Business Hot Water Systems -Solar / Radiant Slab Space Heating

 Basic siting requirements, Estimating requirements, Tax Credits, Financing Options, Types of systems, Understanding the Contractor Process.…. Before you call a solar contractor for an estimate!


REGISTER TODAY! Each Free Workshop Limited to 25 People
Location: “ Biz611”  Conference Room
611 North Church Street, Hendersonville, NC.
Workshop presented by Ned Ryan Doyle, 
Host of “Our Southern Community” weekly radio program on energy, environment & economics for over a decade. Reserve Your Seat!
_______________________________________________________ MORE WORKSHOPS COMING SOON

Click the link below to register for the upcoming workshop on MARCH 3RD, 2014 Register Here

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