Your Host: Lyle Estill
Estill is the author of numerous articles, essays, and blog entries, including the book, Biodiesel Power; the Passion, People and Politics of the Next Renewable Fuel. Around town he is less known for his speeches and contributions to energy policy than he is for his full head of hair.
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After Zafer, the thing I miss the most is my brain.
I went to the Plant for the first time yesterday.
Tami, Arlo, and I are re-emerging into our worlds. We scare some people, and want to hide from others.
In high school I learned that guilt was a wasted emotion. I think I read that in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
It’s a clear blue Sunday afternoon in Moncure. The house is strewn with remnants of ragers gone by, and we are down to just Tami and me.
I’m well known for hating paper products. Especially at the Plant, where they often end up as litter. Which I get to pick up.
Years ago, when Tami and I dabbled in real estate, I always thought a graveyard would be the perfect entrance to a development.
Tami and I were in bed when floodlights lit the pond on which we live.
In 2002, when I was teaching a class down at Central Carolina Community College, I was calling for an “energy regime change,” as we studied “global warming.” At the time America was hopelessly addicted to foreign oil—I was advocating for … Continue reading
Last year I headed up to D.C. for a meeting of the Pew Clean Energy Network. They made a movie to promote their endeavors–and they put me in it. I’m something like the third talking head.