An Expert's View on Renewable Energy in Our Economy
About this event
An Expert's View on Renewable Energy in our Economy Just 20 years ago renewable energy was viewed as a tree huggers' dream, never to be realized at an effective scale. Ten years ago costs were high but people started realizing its potential. Today economies of scale and technical progress have driven the prices of renewable energy technologies including solar, wind, and heat pumps to be more cost effective than coal, natural gas, and oil.
The town of Brookline has just banned fossil fuel heating systems for new construction homes. Massachusetts House Bill 2836 called for 100% renewable energy by 2045 and had over 100 petitioners from the House. The Mass Save program is heavily incentivizing the replacement or supplementation of oil, propane, and all-electric heating systems with heat pump heating systems. Some view this as a politically driven all-out war against dirty carbon based fuels and others simply see technologies that make economic sense.
John will help us learn the true cost of solar photovoltaics, airsource heat pumps, and other renewable technologies in today's complicated energy world.
More About Our Speaker John T. Pitcavage In the last nine years, John has grown solar installer Endless Energy from 10 to over 60 employees. They serve Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Before joining the energy services firm, he was chief financial officer of Gemstone Printing, which was acquired by Li & Fung of Hong Kong.
He was born in Tunkhannock, PA and graduated from Penn State University.
Pitcavage served a mission in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He volunteers at the Bishops' Storehouse in Worcester. He enjoys traveling with his wife, Valerie, and their three daughters, Sage, Sydney and Brooke. They live in Southborough, MA.