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Hi Edward, Here is a tool for all of us to get renewable energy going. I am working the introduction into Congress a bill for 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 an RE savings bond to support a renewable energy project and save money at the same time for themselves. I need help pushing this project, I've faxed and emailed many in Congress/Senate already.If you agree with this plan please consider passing to other people in your district as it will be a great tool to get funding for PickensPlan projects through support of Renewable Energy projects. On my web page is a link for a new group that was started today called “Energy Independence US Treasury Savings Bonds” At your discretion I encourage you to join on the link as one of “my friends” and the join the group if you agree with the goals. I have created a group on PickensPlan called “Energy Independence US Treasury Savings Bonds” . It is currently listed as the number 3 group on the PickensPlan website and I encourage you to check it out, join if you like it, and become friends on my PickensPlan page. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Here is a copy of a fax sent to Nancy Pelosi the other day:
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:
Sincerely and very respectfully,
ETC(SW/AW) Mike Kendall USN
Mailing address: PSC 476, Box 879, FPO AP, 96322 USA
Telephone (803) 265-4756, Email: email@example.com
Thirty-five years ago during the Mideast oil embargo when gas shot from 25 cents/gallon to $1/gallon, Chicago chemist, Tim Leahy, partnered with stock car racing legend & pioneer, Ray Nichels, the winningest race car mechanic in US history, to develop a fuel additive which would boost gas mileage by 25 to 50%. The Leahy/Nichels team accomplished their goal and sold several hundred thousand bottles of MPG50 (http://MPG50.com) in the early '70's, but the American public got used to $1/gallon gas prices and sales soon fell off.
However, a few weeks ago when gasoline & diesel prices hit $4 to $5/gallon, Leahy decided to renew marketing efforts for the effective mileage booster, MPG50. Greg Perich, a friend & Jacksonville Florida radio station owner (WJXR, 92.1 FM), asked Leahy to market MPG50 on his popular Jacksonville Radio Shopping Show. Perich promptly begin selling 100 to 200 bottles of MPG50 daily to happy customers who experienced hefty increases in gas mileage and began saving $1 to $2/gallon at the pump.
If every vehicle in the USA used MPG50, we could immediately reduce our need for foreign oil by 25% to 35% and gas prices would drop substantially.
Trucking companies could also reduce their cost of transporting food and goods by 1/3 and the cost of goods to consumers would drop substantially.
Sales went so exceptionally well in Jacksonville that Leahy plans to market MPG50 through other USA radio stations and globally as well, in countries where gasoline and diesel prices are considerably higher than in the US.
We have a 30-Day Full Satisfaction Moneyback Guarantee and in 35 years we never had a bottle returned.
Don’t Let Them Rob You At The Gas Pump!
Get MASSIVE GAS SAVINGS With FREE MPG50: Purchase a case (12 sixteen-ounce bottles) of MPG50 @ $25/bottle, or a case (6 quart bottles) Nichels Engine Friction Treatment @ $50/bottle, and you will receive a $300 Gas Rebate Voucher for each case purchased. This voucher gets you $300 Back for gasoline, diesel fuel or other gas station purchases. Since the case price is $300, this gets you a FREE CASE of each product. For more info goto: http://MPG50.com
Testimonial from Reverend Franklin Peacock
Subject: gas treatment
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:39:29 -0400
I am Franklin Peacock and I live in south Georgia, better known as Waycross and I pastor a church.
Many of my church families use hospitals that are over a 100 miles or more away from our town.
While in Jacksonville, Fla. I was listening to talk radio.I heard this spin on a gas treatment called MPG50.
Fuel costs are so high today and I can use as much as three tankfuls of gasoline a week.
To be honest I have heard these claims before and they turned out to be false.
I waited about a week before I looked up the website, http://MPG50.com and I placed an order for six bottles.
I put MPG50 in my dodge truck with a 5.9 V8 engine made a 250 mile trip to visit a sick church member in the hospital.
I averaged about 65 miles per hour and 18 miles per gallon on gas.
Yes it worked well immediately at that speed, whereas before I had been averaging only 15 miles per gallon.
This is the best mileage my truck has ever done since it was manufactured.
I have just received my second MPG50 order this morning.
I have sold my friends a case and now many others are asking for this product.
It works exceptionally well and will save me money every time I stop at the gas pump.
I own 3 vehicles. The treatment is in the tanks and by the end of the month I will see the savings in my gas bill.
The oil treatment was put in my truck yesterday and I will report its additional success real soon .
I can't help but believe that other gas users need this savings and reduction in wear and tear on their engines.
Rev. Franklin Peacock
Testimonial from Store Owner, Linda Craig
Subject: gasoline/diesel fuel treatment
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008
Dear Daily Savings Club,
Thank you so very much for recommending your MPG50 money-saving gasoline & diesel additive to us. I have now finished my third tank of gas using MPG50 and am enjoying a substantial increase in miles per gallon.
In mostly city driving my 2004 Ford Explorer was only getting 11.2 MPG before, but now with MPG50 in my tank I get 16.47 MPG. This is an increase in mileage of better than 47% which saves me $1.91 per gallon at the gas pump. With gas at $4.07 a gallon in Georgetown, KY, one $25 bottle of MPG50 saves me $305.60 in gasoline costs.
I am excited to be the distributor in the Georgetown/Lexington, Kentucky area for MPG50 and look forward to helping my customers overcome high gasoline costs. I know the word will spread fast, as we all hate to pay so much money to fill up our gas tanks.
With your 30-day money-back guarantee on MPG50, I expect that I will soon have customers lined up at my store to buy it
Bluegrass Boots & Saddles
Georgetown, KY 40324
I an so glad you are still here! ... you were one of the first folks I met back in July, when we were just a little tadpole. We have come so far.... time to turn this little fishy into a shark!
Our new Congress is sworn in less than 10 days from now - they must be told loud and clear that we demand their action to reduce our dependance on foreign oil! The threat of political suicide, if they do not, is the only language of action.
WE CAN DO THIS. We need your help. THERE IS NO INFLUENCE WITHOUT NUMBERS!
Please let me know how it goes. If you get 100 we would be honored to have you in the 100CLUB! It is easy, Boone has done the hard work. EVERYONE wants to get off foreign oil - we just need to gther their names!
The clock is ticking. Both Thomas Freidman and The Gang of 20 have told us (see DAILY PICKENS) the only way to change America's energy policy is to build this historical, grass roots to un-ignorable heights. There are less than 75 days until Inauguration Day. We must concentrate on the job at hand. CAN YOU GET 10 signed pledges faxed in asap? Many hands make light work.
We need to keep our eye on the goal. Please get 10 signed pledges faxed in today. As Thomas Friedman states (DAILY PICKENS) only a loud and large grass roots effort will force Washington into action. The Gang of 20 has said the same thing. THE ONLY WAY TO GET A CHANGE IN AMERICAN ENERGY POLICY IS TO BUILD THIS HISTORICAL EFFORT TO UNIGNORABLE HEIGHTS. The clock is ticking- less than 75 days until INAUGURATION DAY. We must concentrate on the job at hand. PLEASE GET 10 today.