There are four you say, I would be #5 as I live in Melba. I will soon be able to market large scale projects in the state. Let me know what you and the other three think. firstname.lastname@example.org
Key Policy Recommendations for a Cleaner, Greener Energy Future
* Provide multiyear tax incentives for renewable-energy production and energy-efficiency projects.
* Set national mandates that would require utilities to get at least 20 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and geothermal energy by 2020.
* Add and updating the building code to require energy-efficiency measures in the construction of new buildings and the renovation of existing buildings, and setting a goal to reduce buildings' energy use 50 percent by 2030.
* Set prices for carbon-dioxide emissions and creating a program that caps emissions from different industries and allowing companies to trade emissions allowances.
* Upgrade and expanding the nation's electric grid to enable it to support electric cars and the transport and storage of renewable energy.
* Provide incentives for utilities to invest in energy-efficiency technologies.
* Increase the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks and investing more money in private-public partnerships that would develop transportation systems that rely on little or no oil, such as electric cars.
* Provide incentives to consumers and small businesses to buy plug-in hybrid cars and alternative fuels, including natural-gas-powered cars.
* Invest more federal dollars in cleantech research and development, including ways to capture and store carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
* Speed up the process of setting aside public lands and improving the permitting process for renewable-electricity projects on public lands.
* Shift from ethanol made from corn to ethanol made from wood chips, agricultural waste and other nonfood feedstock, and encouraging a joint U.S.-Brazil partnership to turn sugar cane into ethanol in the Caribbean.
(Beverly, you are already on the list.) just wanted you to see what was happinin.
So I got the communication people to list all the current Idaho groups on the list "find a group by state" that comes up on the main PickensPlan site. Before there were none, now there are six. We all should be getting better response now.
This letter is going out to all members of all the Idaho groups.
I am John Leigh, from Boise. Is anyone in Idaho doing anything to raise awareness of the plan? I have joined all the Idaho groups to try to be advised. Do we get together for talk sessions or to organize for a town hall visit by T. Boone? Do the Idaho groups communicate with each other?
I guess I'm asking Do we DO something or just sit and watch?
I have set up an email address that I hope becomes the Pickens Plan Idaho newsletter. All Groups and everybody interested can subscribe. I an based in Boise so that is my focus but we all should be aware of anything happening in Idaho (So we could discuss what to do about things like our Idaho groups NOT being on the list under Idaho.....took me 4ever to figure out who to talk to)
So if you want to be on the list just email PickensPlanBoise@cableone.net and you will recieve updates as I get info from around Idaho, and maybe we will have coffee someday and plan how to put Idaho on the world map.
that is why I set up the Pickensplanboise@cableone.net email address. So that all of us from the Boise area would have a secure place to talk. It is on my cableone account and you can email me without it going through the website.
I guess this means I have volunteered to be the Treasure Valley Secretary or Communications manager for the pickens club.
As soon as we can make contact with all the local members we can set up a meeting at (wherever, I like moxie java at 17 x state st.) or, I have access to a couple meeting halls ( if we have a large enough response to require such)
Email me and I will reply with a phone # .
Do we have a way to contact the other members (site sez we have eight`)
Do you know any teachers? Elementary? Would be a good place to excite youth! Also, perhaps if you have time, principals could also help us out. By enlisting help from schools, you'd be able to "tap" the wealth of youth. Teens --- through parents. If parents are excited, that excitement will be shared. Twenty's -- college. Thoughts are less biased then most adults. On-campus bulletin boards -- some are "general info" boards, and flyers could be posted (use bright paper, interesting font) .... "How to impact your future!" ask for their participation and help! ... youth groups -- just another thought. Also, teens / twenty's like to feel that their efforts are making a difference (didn't you as a teen / twenty-some?)!!! If you know a teen, perhaps soilcit their ideas .... that will get their thoughts flowing. Ask if they can help .. do they have friends? Maybe a "Pickens Plan" car wash! Instead of asking for donations of $$$, hand out pamphlets which include the Plan information! When you get down to it, all want to be involved and leave their "mark" on the Earth. The "trick" is stimulating that energy, which then fosters participation!
It's great to see someone stepping up here in Idaho! With some of the lowest energy rates in the nation it may be challenging to excite people here. I live in Boise and look forward to hearing from you.