As I review the 2008 interviewees, I’m amazed at the amount and diversity of activity in so many areas. I’m almost dizzy.
There were conversations about environmental education, green workforce development, renewable energy instructional development, smart utility grids, automatic metering, the spectacular growth of the solar industry. I’m astounded at the rock-star popularity of DSIRE, once the exclusive realm of renewable energy geeks, now the most accepted and oft quoted source for information about renewable energy incentives in the U.S. Is it any wonder I find myself saying almost daily to anyone who will listen how exquisite it feels to no longer be referred to as a Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging curiosity at a social event. In fact, the renewable energy tent has gotten so large, we need name tags.
It’s not a complaint. I’m elated that this is happening in my lifetime.
To each of you who gave generously, willingly, of your highly valuable time to share the successes in your work, thanks. And to those of you who I didn’t get to in 2008, don’t worry. You’re on my list for 2009.
Here are the 2008 solar newsmaker interviewees.