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I have a small solar setup at my home, Unisolar panel, Trojan batteries, Xantrex inverter. Been into solar since I experimented with it over 30 years ago (I was young then).
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We may actually have a chance to CHANGE things for the better- for our kids!
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Sending out postcards for Wind Power, and my candidate. (Personal, not here to be partisan). We had just finished a photo shoot about Wind Turbines near my home, and I saw my first Pickens TV ad. WOOHOO! Great minds think alike! You can see my movie on Wind Turbines below. I hope you don't mind the last line of credits... We took these shots on 7/2/08.
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am helping Ken get the word out to the folks on his list.
Have you seen T. boones AUTO MATIC system to send
e-mail to your rep. You type in a few key strokes and
it auto adresses the e-mail to all your reps and the GOV.
of your state based on zip code. Has a sugested draft of a letter to send. NEVER EASYER. Spread the word to click on the ACTION CENTER at the main web site.
I have found that most people out there don't consider facts when it comes to both our energy future and global warming. My biggest fear is where all this chanting of "drill baby drill" will lead. So many people think that once we open the Alaska and off-shore oil POTENTIAL we will be free and clear and there will no need for alternatives. This can then lead to our return to complacency and we will be back to where we are now. Although there are many FACTS I would like to share, the biggest fact that needs to be shared with those who don't have the facts is that Alaska (one or our lagrest oil POTENTIALS) is really an equivalent of about 1 to 1.5 years of oil. We use 20,000,000 barrels a day and the mean estimated quantity of recoverable is about 8 billion barrels. This comes to 400 days of oil. Some will say we have ten years of oil up there and yes that is true because it will take 10 yeas to physically pump it out of the ground. To compound this situation it will take 7 to 10 years before any drop of that oil is available. We don' t just go there tomorrow, drill next week and in a month we have oil. Please spread the facts!
At 6:02pm on September 5th, 2008, Craig Savage Sr. said…
I just went to cngnow.com which is a website where you can write to your legislators to consider the benefits of using compressed natural gas as a fuel for automobiles...
I urge everyone and five friends to go to this website and write your legislators.... This is an example of the email that will be sent...Thank you... Craig Savage Sr..
Dear [recipient name was inserted here],
I am writing to ask that you consider the benefits of using compressed
natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel when formulating our energy
policy. As you may know, CNG currently sells on average $2 less than a
gallon of gasoline and has the ability to reduce vehicle emissions by up
to 90% and greenhouse gases up to 30%.
Natural gas CAN serve as a bridge fuel for our transportation needs and,
as one of your constituents, I am deeply concerned about our rising fuel
costs and our dependence on foreign countries for our energy needs. Using
natural gas for transportation would greatly reduce our national security
risk as 98% of the natural gas we consume is produced in North America.
Moreover, those natural gas supplies are only continuing to increase,
particularly due in recent years to growth in unconventional gas plays.
The most critical piece of getting more CNG vehicles on the road is to
ensure there are refueling stations conveniently located across our
country. Please consider initiatives and legislation to help businesses
expand existing fueling stations and build new stations that provide CNG.
America already has hundreds of thousands of miles of natural gas
pipelines that can be tapped for a fueling infrastructure.
By working with American automakers, we can also provide models of CNG
vehicles to be used throughout our country. Many American automakers
produce various CNG vehicles overseas and can easily manufacture them in
We have the opportunity to play a vital role in making America more energy
independent and hope you will take time to consider a fuel source that is
clean, abundant, affordable and American.
Hi Anachronism- I actually use Mobil 1. I use dinosaur oil to break the motor in, then switch to Mobil 1, been using it for 20+ years, good stuff.
Richard- the HEV is a great idea. Just recouping the lost braking energy is a big bonus- usually it is wasted as heat. A CNG hybrid would be good for today's cars- then when technology catches up we can move forward form there, and move towards renewables.
Rock On people! Bob
This letter outlines a Simple “5 Step Process” to do your part to help save 75,000,000 Million gallons of MOTOR OIL every year!
This process requires all of us to understand HOW to accomplish this and ALL of us can “START TODAY”. (In this example I’m ONLY using Wal Mart’s volume of oil used yearly as it’s public record and they are the largest “TLE” business. (All the other company’s volumes of oil aren’t readily defined so they are not shown) This “Simple Process” starts during your next visit to your friendly “TLE, Jiffy Lube, Oil Can Henry’s or any other location” you typically use when changing your oil every “3,000” miles.
Step 1. YOU simply request or purchase your “MOBIL 1”, Full Synthetic, MOBIL 1/EXTENDED PERFORMANCE” MOTOR OIL” readily available in either “10W-30 or 10W-5. These SYNTHETIC OIL weight’s covers 95% of all engines CURRENTLY used IN ALL VEHICLES. (Currently available for $27.74 at your local Wal Mart store)
Step 2. Bring your new “Mobil Extended Performance”, High Efficiency and High Capacity Oil Filter. (Available at all SCHUCK’S, NAPA, NATIONAL, CARQUEST or other national auto suppliers”.) This filter MUST BE USED to ensure the Oil Filter continues to function for the required miles and maintains the “MOBIL 1, “Guarantee” of 15,000” miles of protection.
Step 3. YOU have taken your next “STEP” to help everybody save “40,000,000” million gallons of refined OIL in the next 12 months.
Step 4. This “Simple Process” directly saves you “$118.44” every year and “You only visit your Friendly Oil Changer” every 15,000 miles.
Step 5. WHEN this “Simple Process” is started, tomorrow, the owners of ALL participating vehicles are jointly involved in reducing $500,000,000 of “OUR” money leaving our county every YEAR! Currently you pay, Wal Mart, $31.65 to change your imported oil at or any other business. (Quoted-8/30/08) Every “3000” thousand miles, you typically spend $158.25 per year for five oil change’s every 15,000 miles of travel.
NOW you only spend $73.37 for every “15,000” miles instead of $158.25 every 15,000 miles. You save $84.90 per year and five hours wasted in the “Waiting in oil line”. (Approximately, 60,450,300 oil changes occurred at Wal Mart last year) and will collectively save all owners $15,112,825. (This money stays in your wallet!)
According to public records, Wal-Mart, their 3,185 TLE’s, around the world, change oil in both cars and truck approaching 60,451,300 vehicles yearly.
The “5 or more” quarts of oil used in these car or trucks equals “302,256,550” quarts of oil. (Most HD trucks require 15 quarts of oil) (All vehicles built in the last 8 years explain in the owner’s manual about using “Full Synthetic oil, in place of typical motor oil. (IF NEEDING TO COMFIRM, SIMPLY ASK THE DEALER OR LOOK IN YOUR OWNERS MANUEL)
EACH OF US undertakes “ONE” simple act using “Mobil 1,Full Synthetic Mobil 1” and America can “END” the importing of 75,564,125 gallons of Oil and KEEP “$15,112,825 million dollars in OUR individual wallets”. NO subservient actions to any government or COUNTRY! YOUR Actions define your “BACKBONE”. I ALREADY PRACTICE WHAT I PREACH. ANACHRONISM