I know that many of you have great ideas and proposals that you would like to get in front of Boone's team...
They asked us to have you submit all ideas/proposals in writing to the Pickens Plan at: PO Box 12123 Dallas TX 75225.
BUTTONS UPDATE!!! I found a site that will let me design the buttons and then sells them to anybody. You can customize (resize, etc.) and you get a discount for purchasing in bulk. This is the easiest thing I have come up with! I'm using images already associated with Pickens Plan to maintain some sense of continuity. Here is the link to the "gallery" of what I have created so far...
If you would like me to make something specifically for you, let me know! It was kind of fun! In case you are wondering, I am taking NO profit from these items. I just wanted buttons for myself and this was the cheapest, easiest way to go.
The election is over and gas prices are down... people are tired from the political process... HOWEVER, now is the time we need to PUSH PUSH PUSH!!! Regardless of what gas looks like today, it's going to go up again and eventually it's going to run out! On top of that, we are still at the whim of the Middle East as long as we need their oil to survive. Is this what we want? NO, it's not!! The greenhouse gases created by this dirty solution are damaging the home of our kids… Continue
Posted on November 10, 2008 at 8:59am — 3 Comments
I delievered the petitions to my closest HQs earlier this week. It's not hard, nobody gave me a hard time - although I must say they looked a little shocked! :-) WILL YOU DO IT?????
Howard Davis and I delivered a copy the 322 page petition to the McCain and Obama campaign offices in Chico, CA today. I've posted a quick video of the hand off on my page. Howard has a… Continue
As many of already know, I'm a "Welcomer" on this site and from what I've seen over the last several months, we need to develop a HIGH SCHOOL plan. There are teachers out there looking for data to present to their classes and students signed up on here looking for data to present to classmates. We have Pickens U... any teachers out there who are willing to come up with a basic lesson plan? What they seem to want is a power point presentation with data, facts, projections, alternatives.... I say… Continue
Posted on October 27, 2008 at 12:44am — 3 Comments
I found a site that will let me design the buttons and then sells them to anybody. You can customize (resize, etc.) and you get a discount for purchasing in bulk. This is the easiest thing I have come up with! I'm using primarily images already... Pickens Plan - High Gas Prices Pickens Plan - Jobs… Continue
Are you interested in becoming an organizer in your area?
Tell us about your experience with alternative energy:
Very little other than research. I have looked into solar, wind and geothermal for our home. Waiting for a hydrogen car. (GM Eqinox on the roads already!) There's a lot we would like to do that we can't yet afford, but we are looking at cheaper alternatives.
What excites you about this campaign?
Eventually ending our dependence on oil! I don't like being dependent on foreign countries not to mention the fact that if we don't do something about greenhouse gases, my grandkids are going to live in a completely different world. It's time to do something, to take those first steps and start the change that HAS to occur!
What do you want to do to help?
Whatever I can! I work 60 hours a week as an IT Supervisor, raising two kids and volunteering in the community. This is my night job, but it's important and worth every sleepless night! NOW is the time, we can't afford to wait.
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So nice to hear from you, again. I can ceratainly understand your mini break! I try to stay clear of the peripheral stuff for the very same reason. I look forward to helping you with the March when Boone's team gives us a date.
In the meantime, it is CRITICAL that we get the Senate to pass the energy components in the stimulus package on the table. Please ask all of your friends to make sure they call or email their Senators AND ask their friends to do the same!!!
Hi Dianna, Here is a way to help and give tools to all of us for getting more RE projects started. I have been pushing for the sell of US Treasury "Energy Independence Savings Bonds". Savings bonds are normally purchased in $25 increments. This gives a way for just about any American to tighten their belts just a bit by skipping a meal at McDonalds or Pizza Hut and buying a RE savings bond to support a project. I need help pushing this project, I've faxed and emailed many in Congress/Senate already. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a copy of a fax sent to Nancy Pelosi yesterday:
Honorable Speaker of the House Congresswoman Pelosi,
I am an Electronic Technician Chief in the US Navy with 27 years service stationed overseas. I’m outlying an idea to assist and work with current plans for achieving energy independence. I urge you, as speaker of the house and the driving force to form the select committee on energy independence and global warming, consider for discussion and introduction into the house US Treasury Savings Bonds for Energy Independance.
In WWII America sold war bonds supporting the war effort. When young, my mother told me her primary school raised enough money through bonds to build a tank to support troops. I am impressed with the patriotism and purpose of our greatest generation that accomplished so much.
Selling energy bonds for RE (Renewable Energy) development would lower foreign oil imports and assist with the complex problem of funding. Bonds sold as “Energy S” could support new solar trough plants, “Energy W” to support wind farms, Energy “H” to support hydroelectric plants, Energy “T” to support RE transportation such as electric bullet train routes powered by RE, Energy "C" COOPS for small communities only needing a small quantity of turbines, and Energy “I” for needed infrastructure high voltage power lines to the RE site. Bonds will have the project name and include an artist’s perspective of the project and an American flag. President Obama had great success with the internet during his campaign. In a similar manner, using the internet, energy bonds could have a website listing current projects and an “electronic checkout” could purchase a bond $25 or higher. Simpler methods of payment such as “PAYPAL” and credit cards would be available and after an electronic purchase is complete a color print out of the bond is available with a follow up of the bond in the mail. The website would limit quantity of projects for each category until funding is complete. After a project becomes funded, a new project will be available. A tab on the site will show history and status of previous projects. Purchasers may take great pride in “collecting” and displaying bonds of various RE projects and participating at different levels of financial support. Solar trough plants in the multi-hundred MW size capacity with molten salt energy storage in California, Arizona, and West Texas can provide a major portion of electric needs. North Dakota has potential to support 1/3 of our nations electric needs in it’s class 4 wind zone areas. There are plenty of suitable proposed wind turbine farms now around the nation to significantly increase our RE if funded. Mid sized hydro-electric has not been used in America to it’s full potential. Following the example of our neighbor, Canada, it would provide a significant increase in percentage of electric production. Developing all three we could provide the majority of our electric and heating needs through renewable energy in a "New New Deal" fashion allowing natural gas for transportation as T. Boone Pickens is working for. Bullet train routes have proven a viable alternative to commercial domestic air service and when powered by electricity provided by RE suppliers America would be in the forefront of world technology. Example, I heard of discussion for a commuter train from Denver to Colorado Springs. Such a route built as a renewable energy project with charter requirement legally requiring to only purchase electricity from available renewable energy sources would be a model example. There are many train routes, city bus systems, and government vehicles that can be converted to run from alternative energy sources and fuels. Jobs created would bolster the economy, lower trade deficit, and strengthen national security. I would take great pride in print outs of bonds with graphics of each project I supported and many other Americans would also. The energy bonds could have tax breaks. BLM lands may be a viable place to start for some projects.
I contacted the US treasury department and was told that the marketing department for savings bonds closed several years ago. I was told there would be problems because savings bonds are at the federal level while the projects will be at the state and local level. I disagree and believe that these can easily be figured out in the way of grants to the state and local level using money from the bonds for those specific projects. I was told to check out auctions on the www.treasurydirect.gov website and found them to not apply to citizens wanting to buy savings bonds to support a cause such as energy independance. I was told by the treasury department to look into CREB (Clean Renewable Energy Bonds). I found CREB to be large scale funding that a citizen would not be able to participate in as a US Treasury Energy Independance Bond would provide. If given the tools to participate directly, the power of the citizens of the United States to help achieve energy independance could not be denied. Americans mean well and the Energy Independance Savings bond program will give citizens the power at their level to make it happen. If marketed through a web page, commercials, and to federal employees the word would get out and participation would spread like wildfire.
Mr. Paul Gipe, a resident of Bakersfield CA, an author of several books about wind energy, and recipient of multiple awards as a pioneer in the industry since the 1970's has put a letter I wrote to Senator Dorgan on this subject as well as an older letter I wrote on wind COOP in JAN07. These websites are:
Hey, I haven't ever seen a place like the one in your picture any time I've been in Festus in the last 30 years !! ! lol
Hellow neighbor !
I am up here in St. Louis County, (south county) off Meremec Bottom Rd.
I'd like to meet you when you have some time and are up this way.
Hey what do you think of this PP ?
Pretty cool huh?
Heck I figure if I am going to watch my kids go into debt I better go do something that is worthwhile with the money NOW !
So I started a company! Actually I've been in alternate energy research for five years.
Write back of course if you'd like a new friend I am good for that too !
Thanks for the welcome, navigating this mess can be a challenge for an old guy! The march sounds like fun (60's stuff) I'll follow that one. We owe a plan to the next generation and I'll find a way to help.
This year should be exciting. When will we ever have an opportunity like this agian? It has been a pleasure to work with you! ANy ideas on how we can mitivate all to get a few petitions sent in fast. With 1,.4 million, at 10-20 each we could be at 17 million overnight! SOme could do more to make up for the talkers!
Hey Dianna, I agree we all do have to remain focused. However, I do have to give you credit for sending Luis a PRIVATE message. I've communicated with luis and I don't personaly know him but he strikes me as a good guy and rather bright with all the internet stuff.
I must say I was a little surprised when I received my first "send out mail" add from Luis. I was actualy glad to hear your comment because it let me know I wasn't the only one in here thinking we should just stay focused on making some positive energy changes.
This will be my only comment on this so this subject will come to an end. I read some of your comments and it sounds like your right on track with the Pickens Plan. Keep on Keepin' on.