PORT ANGELES: Energy workshop draws crowds

  • Monday, June 4, 2001 12:01am
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By Lee Zurcher

PORT ANGELES — The community hall at Unity in the Olympics was crowded over the weekend as people flocked to learn how they could lower their energy bills in the face of threatened skyrocketing rates this coming fall.

Speakers Donatis Kinderis, president of Sphere Systems Inc. of Port Townsend, and Noel Van Giesen, a Port Angeles businessman, discussed alternative energy sources and new systems for insulating homes during the two-day workshop.

Tables were laden with information from bicycles and light bulbs to solar powered hydrogen electric renewable energy (Sphere) and structural panels systems (SIPS).

Outside, interested observers gathered around a cutout structure demonstrating the insulating panels and propane-fueled hydra systems, and a Honda auto hybrid, fueled by both electric and gas power.

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