At our 9th Annual Meeting on September 21, AllEarth Renewables President and CEO David Blittersdorf will bring his three decades of experience in the renewable-energy business to bear on an analysis of Vermont’s energy outlook. Electric rates are expected to double or triple within the next 10 to 15 years. Fossil fuels and nuclear power are neither clean nor cheap; more than 90% of Vermont’s total energy is imported at a cost of four billion dollars per year. David calls for collective action to develop a locally based energy economy through conservation, efficiency, and renewable energy – and underscores the need for a regulatory environment that supports these initiatives.
David Blittersdorf founded NRG Systems in 1982, when the wind industry was in its infancy, and grew the company into an internationally recognized leader in wind measurement technology. Believing that he could do more to help transition the U.S. energy economy away from fossil fuels, David stepped down as CEO of NRG Systems in 2004 in order to found another company: He is now president and CEO of AllEarth Renewables (formerly Earth Turbines), a business focused on the design and manufacture of practical and affordable renewable-energy options for grid-connected homes and businesses. Products include the AllSun Tracker, an active-tracking, pole-mounted solar PV array, and a residential-scale wind turbine that is currently in development. Since 2009, AllEarth Renewables has installed more than 190 AllSun Trackers in the state of Vermont.