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We sailed for 6 years with solar panels to charge our batteries and we currently use solar to heat our hot water. We catch rainwater in a 10,000gal tank for all of our water. Alternative energy is extremely important to us....
What excites you about this campaign?
That it is being DONE! Three cheers for Mr. Pickens having awoken the pioneering CAN DO spirit in America...it has been sitting on a couch watching TV too long!!!
What do you want to do to help?
What I can. I can write, I can proof read. I can have meetings in my home and I can urge people to get involved.
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Based on the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. imported 65 percent of its oil, or 366 million barrels, in May 2009, sending approximately $21.6 billion, or $484,087 per minute, overseas to foreign governments.
Over the last few weeks, co-sponsorship of H.R. 1835, the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (NAT GAS) has grown to almost 60. (On April 1st, Neil Abercrombie was one of the first 20 co-sponsors).
Our staggering dependence on foreign oil is responsible for more than two-thirds of our trade deficit, and it’s killing our economy and putting our national security at risk; the automakers need to take some responsibility for getting us to this crisis point and participate in the solution of this critical issue.
The Hawaii Island Pickens Plan Volunteers are cordially invited a ‘TALK STORY’ with Mr. DENNY COFFMAN (V. Chair, HI State House of Representatives Energy & Environment Committee)
This will be held at 76-335 Wana Street, Kailua Kona (Directions below), on Friday - May 22, 2009 from 4 - 5 PM.
Light pupu’s, juice/water will be provided.
This is our chance to: (1) learn about the 1st half of the 2009 legislative secession, and (2) have input for the 2nd half.
PLEASE RSVP AND SEND ME ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS YOU HAVE FOR Mr. COFFMAN.
If you can’t travel to Kona please respond with comments or Q’s and I’ll make sure that they are delivered or addressed as appropriate.
Hawaii District Leader
Turn Makai from Kuakini Hwy. @ Lako,
Go to the 4th possible right (Kololia),
Turn and go to the 1st possible left (Kealoha),
Turn Makai again to Ahu St. Turn left, to
Wana St., Turn left to 76-335 (11th house on right - yellow)
Aloha to the Hawaiian regiment of the Pickens army!
The boss need each of us to contact our U.S. Senators and ask them to support the Pickens Plan components of the stimulus package.
Here’s some words from Boone you might consider using:
A high percentage of our oil still comes from foreign countries. Even in December, as the economy was contracting, we imported nearly 70 percent of the oil we used and paid over $19 billion for it.
I am very interested in the aspects of The American Renewal and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1) that include the promotion of alternative energy - wind and solar; the building out of a 21st century electrical transmission grid; and incenting trucking companies to upgrade from trucks running on foreign diesel to those running on domestic natural gas.
A Department of Energy study showed that developing our capacity to produce wind energy would not only replace 20 percent of the electricity we now produce using coal-burning plants, but would add 138,000 jobs in the first year and more than 3.4 million over a ten-year span.
Also, if we switch just 350,000 of the 6.5 million heavy trucks running on the nation's Interstate Highways to domestic natural gas from imported diesel, we could cut our oil imports by over five percent. In December alone that would have kept nearly $1 billion from being shipped off shore.
Remember, what ever ill befalls the Mainland economy, worse will happen to Hawaii. If we loose the energy sector of the economy we’ll loose all of the benefits of the Industrial Revolution, and Hawaiians will once again go sailing to fish the Northwest Islands in the likes of HOKULE’A and MAKALI’I.
I hope you will join me in supporting these components of the Pickens Plan as H.R. 1 moves toward final passage.
Pickens Plan District Leader for HI 01/02
I know that we are friends, and you get email updates from me, however, I think this is so important, I am reaching out to all of my friends personally.
I hope you will join the 100CLUB... for members that have faxed in 100 or more signed pledges!
We have the mechanism to build our numbers, we need to use it. It is the easiest ask- Boone has done the hard work. All we need to do is hitch our wagon to his horse and plow to the finish. I have sent in 240 so far.
It comes down to.... DO WE HAVE THE FORTITUDE? I hope so. We aren't asking folks to take up arms. But this IS OUR REVOLUTION.... and we have a very small window to get it done. I would like your help.
Glad you are here. ARE YOU IN?
Just 10 per day for 10 days! Isn't our independence from foreign oil worth it?