Thursday, November 5, 2015

Vermont Solar Hypocrisy and Crony capitalism

I recently read a great piece by Duane Peterson of Suncommon, a man and business I very much respect. He was commenting on the "solar landscape" and cooperation of our State officials.
IMHO, Although VT "leads" in this solar effort, I think there is one big problem here: the hypocrisy of some of the state/local officials and some of the utilities as far as solar is concerned. It is Crony capitalism at its finest. Going solar with Suncommon was one of the best decisions we ever made to offset spiraling electrical costs. Yet, since we've done that the local utility which claims its 100% "renewable" has done everything in its power to dilute and strip down our generated credit and now has forced outlandish requirements for anyone new who wants to do what we did. The governmental powers that be and Public Service Board has let them get away with it. In fact, I was urged not to install solar, yet our power generation has exceeded our expectations and we our proud to be part of the energy "solution". Vermont needs to stop talking how solar energy friendly it is, and put its money where its mouth is and stop caving in to special interests. (Solar not being the only one by any means) Then people like Duane could go even farther in helping us all.

Monday, June 1, 2015

VRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOM.......

My friends in Montreal have honored me with a photo exhibition of my BW automotive photos at the Leica Boutique (Camtec) in Honor of this weekend's Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. The exhibit runs throughout the month of June, so if you are in the wonderful city, please stop by and take a peek.
Details below:

"RODZ BY PETER WEYRAUCH

29 May 2015
Speed, Flash and Irrational Exuberance!
 
Montreal in early June, when our attention turns to cars and the beautiful people they attract. This year, Formula 1 is not the only game in town. 
 
Be certain to take a pit stop at our 26 Notre-Dame Est boutique where we’re hosting the exquisite black-and-white photographs of Vermonter Peter Weyrauch. Peter has focussed his Leica M on the classic beauty of vintage cars, capturing every curve and crease, the lustrous chrome and burnished wood and, most importantly, the spirit of motoring from an era of unabashed optimism.
 
From finned Desotos to oh-so-sexy Jaguars, Peter’s photo essay, Rodz, is guaranteed to get your motor running! "




Friday, February 20, 2015

Says it all this February-second coldest month of February on record-so far.

It's winter in Vermont 
And the gentle breezes blow
72 miles per hour at 52 below.
Oh how I love Vermont 
When the snows up to your butt
You take a breath of winter air
And your nose it freezes shut.
Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave Vermont 
Cause I'm frozen to the ground. 

--Author Unknown