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Comment by SoLoMoSERPseo.com on February 2, 2014 at 12:59pm

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Comment by Eric Koch on December 22, 2010 at 12:06pm
Comment by Oscar on June 9, 2010 at 10:23pm
The new BRC Fuel Maker announced that the Phill CNG home refueling system is now available for ordering. The order to delivery time is 14 weeks so don't wait or it'll arrive in the dead of winter.

Find your Phill dealer at http://www.impcotechnologies.com/phill-dealers.asp
I am the western Wisconsin dealer. Send any questions you have to has@pressenter.com

Lets get out of the foreign oil glut. Save today, Save tomorrow.
Comment by Oscar on April 12, 2010 at 10:14pm
Western WI-

The La Crosse, Wi Earth Day Celebration has a Month of activities scheduled.

April 24th 11am - 4pm at Western Wisconsin Technical College, Lunda Center 304 N 6th Street is having a Green Expo featuring Green Homes and Green Transporation. Information booths and workshops ongoing during the day. There is also a shuttle between the Expo and the Earth Fair. The Earth Fair is at Three Rivers Waldorf School, 2000 Weston Ave with a farmers market, childrens activities and crafts, workshops and environmental films.

I will be showing the Phill CNG home refueling appliance and Motorwerks will have the Honda Civic GX CNG on display. The GX is the worlds cleanest burning internal combustion engine.

Other vehicles on display are the neighborhood electric and hybrid vehicles.

I hope to see you there. Stop by and say hi. Oscar
Comment by Chris Schneider on October 27, 2009 at 9:47pm
When was the last time you drove 795 miles in 1 day? To top that feat, I drove 795 miles in 1 day on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
I enjoy these rare opportunites to go to a public refueling system. It gives me a chance to see & experience new locations with new or different CNG refueling equipment. It also gives me a chance to accurately measure my fuel efficiency and the results were astounding.
Let's start this story in La Crosse, Wi with an 8 gallon tank full of CNG. Imagine driving 273.1 miles to the north side of O 'Hare Airport along Interstate 90 at 65 mph and refuel 5.429 gallons of gasoline equivalent (GG). A simple calculation 273.1/5.429=50.3 MPG! Astounding. And Ryan assisted me in the refueling process very professionally. But, since this is one of the few public refuleing systems in Chicagoland, I was charged $2.19 per GGE resulting in a charge of $11.88. Now, I know what you're thinking, how can you not be elated about driving 273.1 miles on $11.88. For instance, if your neighbor gets 48 mpg in their Toyota Prius, it would have cost them $15.30 or 29% more. But wait, this is just the 1st part of this astounding story.
Now, let's continue our journey east on I90 to my alma mater, Notre Dame to see none other than T. Boone Pickens! He engaged an audience of approximately 500 people about CNG as a transportation "bridge" to return to American fuel that is 50% more clean than diesel that we import from our enemies. He predicts that oil will reach $300 per barrel in 10 years. I get to shake his hand and give him a copy of our video, Journey to the Zone that is posted on my Pickens Plan page. It is a small example of our regional efforts that are dwarfed by the $62 million that he has spent inthe last 16 months across America.
Let's pop back into my 2006 Honda Civic GX (3rd generation of CNG Civics produced in America) and drive through the rain, road repair and speeds of downtown Chicago traffic to Racine. The rain and speeds reduce my mileage to 48.54 MPG but I refule for $1.109 for CNG! In total I have travelled 562.2 miles on $18.49 giving me an average of 30.4 MILES PER DOLLAR (MP$). Going back to your neighbors Prius getting 48 mpg, with gasoline at $2.69/ gallon, they would have gotten 17.84 MP$. I have completed my measured portion of the days adventure getting 70.4% better MP$ than a Prius. And that includes nearly half the trip calculations at fuel prices that are approximately double what you could refuel in your home with natural gas.
The third leg included more road construction, rain and finally fog but the Honda Civic GX slogged through 795 miles.
273.1 miles@50.3mpg@$1.109gge=$6.02
289.1 miles@48.54mpg@$2.109=$13.04
232.8 miles@48.54mpg@$1.109gge=$5.32
TOTAL 795 miles $24.38
If your vehicle gets 25 mpg, it would have cost you $85.54 to make the same trip. Saving $61.16 feels great but using clean American fuel is the part that T. Boone Pickens would appreciate for his grandchildren.
Comment by Eric Koch on March 25, 2009 at 2:36pm
Comment by Eric Koch on March 17, 2009 at 1:20am
i could plaster this on all my groups....but i thought it a nice conversation starter for this "closer to home" group...as,of course, an electronic portal to the whole world gets excessively distracting at times.

Hooked on Growth: Our Misguided Quest for Prosperity from Dave Gardner on Vimeo.
Comment by Oscar on March 5, 2009 at 4:56pm
Hey southwestern WI. This weekend is the Winona Home and Building Show at the Winona Senior High School. Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. Chris Schneider, Tom Schee and I will have a booth promoting and teaching about all forms of available and some not yet available alternative transporation.

Next week we will be presenting the same subjects at UW Riverfalls, WI 12-2pm 3/10, Room 332 in the University Center.

WITC New Richmond, WI 3-4pm 3/10
UW Stout- Menomonie, WI 8-9:30am 3/11
Durand City Hall 104 E Main , Durand, WI 10:30-11:30am 3/11
Riverland Energy Coop, Arcadia, WI 1:30-3pm 3/11, N28998 State Road 93

We hope to see some of you Pickens Planners showing your support to these groups. Learn about your future.
Comment by Chris Schneider on February 15, 2009 at 4:17pm
Please visit the following link for the details of the Early Earth Day Odyssey locations in Wisconsin and Iowa.

Please RSVP on the Pickens Plan events page to send a signal to other PPrs to get involved!
Chris Schneider
Hybrid Guru
Comment by Mike Anthony Fernald Sr. on February 5, 2009 at 3:50am

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