Are you interested in becoming an organizer in your area?
Tell us about your experience with alternative energy:
From 1980-1986 I owned 'Rodagas Energy Systems'. We worked with a consortium of 8 Gas utilities to perfect low pressure (Adsorbent)storage of Natural Gas. Rodagas converted over 350 vehicles in SE Michigan to Natural Gas and 100+ to LPG. Rodagas worked with GM, Ford and others in the Auto Industry.
What excites you about this campaign?
Being a 'pioneer' who put up real money It will be interesting to see what happens beyond lots of talk. I hope this time real progress will be made to advance the cause of alternative (CNG-LPG-LNG-Hybrid-Electric-Fuel Cell, etc) fuels.
What do you want to do to help?
What do you have?
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The 2010 election is rapidly approaching, and some of you are aware I will be running for the Oakland County 13th district State Senate seat. I am calling upon you to assit me in establishing better standards and the necessary reforms needed in Michigan. I must stress I cannot do this without your help-Pickens cannot do this without your help!
It starts and ends with you and me; all of us working together and as I have said over and over in our discussions-ordinary people can do extraordinary things when given the chance to participate.
What I have learned over the past 16 months reading and listening to your achievements for our noble cause is the change rarely happens from the top down, it happens from the bottom up. Many of us live our entire lives waiting for the chance to make a difference, to count, to really matter-well that time is now-answer the call to action and pledge to RIGHT Michigan, Pledge to put an end to the same failed policies and practices of the past, to poor decision making, and the lack of political will and courage by our state legislature. Join with me to usger in an era of real accountability, placing people (our women, children, community and neighbors) before party; the working class before lobbyist and special interest group.
The biggest risk we can take this year is to continue down the path we on, being led by the same old political gamers, practicing the same old politics that has failed you and me. How about we start an energy bond in Michigan, and solicit other good ideas from people like you and me who have been excluded, ignored, and disappointed.
I need a team of speakers to travel with me in [birmingham, troy, royal oak, madison heights, clawson, berkley, bloomfield hills and bloomfield township] hosting community conversation informing residents of our current situation as well as of the opportunities that await us in the future with the right leadership.
Thanks for the comeback. Sometimes it DOES get a bit tedious pounding on the same subject matter over and over again but if it will help ANYONE recognized the fact that most of the proposed (if not all of them) solutions are either too far out in time, money, or execution, maybe it is worth it.
I don't know any other way to tell people NO than to just say NO! It is NOT a negative approach but rather a positive one. The essence of leadership is to show people the way. If they are headed in the worng direction, either by misdirection from others, or through natural excitment and personal zeal, it is the obligation, indeed, the MORAL imperative, for someone like me to say no to a particular methodology. In the grand scheme of things it will save time (time is a critical issue in this current situation) and by inference, money.
I don't know all the answers. Don't pretend to. But I DO KNOW that the actual pathway and methodology that will eventually be taken, will be defined by those pathways and methodologies that are denied to us. Either by saying no or by going down a series of well worn and proven deadend pathways until we find the right one.
The difference between the various factions on this forum and myself is one of experience. BTDT...didn't get no T-shirt.
You are right. I will provide the link only next time.
Sorry but if there is an Art to grants and scholarships if you never apply you cannot complain about the lack of funding.
It's like voting.
I participated in a study by GTI, Gas Technology Institute, funded by Sempra energy (the "gas" company for most of California). They were interested in providing the PHILL to consumers who bought NGVs, adding a use fee to the monthly bill.
Sempra Energy may be interested in the compressor you import. Especially if it offers lower cost and better reliability. Since I only have one PHILL, I can't speak to reliability issues, but Brian seems to feel they could be better. I know they did get a batch of dud fans from a supplier but that is a peripheral component not related to the design of the compressor itself.
I am a certified PHILL installer in the Chicago area. Particularly now that Mr. Pickens has terminated his offer to buy FuelMaker, I am interested in your plan to bring in a small gas compressor. Much as I like the PHIILL, it has gotten very expensive and has not been as reliable as I would like.
My definition would be woefully inadequate, but not my experience in assisting in its early development. Just "google' low pressure adsorbent technology and you will get over 40,000 results. However, the point is that with a cost effective adsorbent you can have basically a refrigerator compressor pumping NG into a vehicle from where ever you have a NG line. That technology will expand the use of CNG from being suitable mainly for fleets to most passenger vehicles.