Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has signed the Pickens Pledge for Energy Independence. Following his lead, Kansas Lt. Governor Troy Findley has also signed the Pickens Pledge. We greatly appreciate their leadership and look forward to working with them to help end America's dependence on foreign oil.
Thanks to your calls and emails, these two elected officials have now taken a stand for energy independence. Please take some time and thank them for their leadership!
Office of the Governor
Capitol, 300 SW 10th Ave., Ste. 212S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
State Capitol, 2nd Floor
300 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612
I would like to visit Sweetwater in the next few weeks. I have several specific questions. 1: is there a general awareness of the technology for synthesizing methane from water and carbon dioxide using electrolytic cells and archaea microorganisms? Recent research indicates this is very efficient at converting electricity to natural gas. 2: is anyone there famliar with the development of technologies for synthsizing ammona using wind power. Current research on this is occuring at the University of Minnesota. 3: In circumstances where wind power is produced that no one can use, is there a type of utility account that would supply power only during periods of excess? I would like to use the above technologies as 'shunt loads', which are only activated when power is essentially 'free'. Is it convenient for you to visit with visitors over weekends? Thanks.
A couple of topics that could be discussed at the Great Plains Energy Summit...
S.1884 – The Salazar Harvesting Energy Act of 2007
Biochar and Bioenergy Co-Production: Protecting the Soil Resource and Combating Global Climate Change
Bioenergy production from agricultural and forestry biomass can boost U.S. energy independence, create additional income streams for agriculture and rural communities, and help combat global climate change by displacing fossil fuel use. Policies to promote bio-energy production from agricultural products must preserve the soil resources necessary to support adequate U.S. food and fiber production, which provide the basis for a continued strong U.S. economy. http://www.biochar-international.org/newinformationevents/newlegislation.html
From a discussion in the group Big Wind Biochar Dump Load Regulation.
An electrical pyrolysis load (microwave- infrared) allows excess wind energy to be used to maximize char and syngas production..syngas generators then produce electrical energy under low wind conditions,forming a carbon negative base load solution. Biochar Soil Technology.....Husbandry of whole new orders of life
Biotic Carbon, the carbon transformed by life, should never be combusted, oxidized and destroyed. It deserves more respect, reverence even, and understanding to use it back to the soil where 2/3 of excess atmospheric carbon originally came from.
Unfortunately, I am unable to attend, but I am interested in hearing about the discussions and information that comes out of the Summit. I will also be following the College World Series in Omaha June 13-24. Rooting interest for the Oregon State Beavers (1980-85) and Gonzaga Bulldogs (1992-1995), where I attended college, well, maybe not as often as I should have...but I was enrolled there. ;-)
If you don't mind I will post your information about the Great Plains Energy Summit on our NW Renewable Energy group page. Discussions from that summit could be useful information for your neighbors to the West. We have a lot of wind energy plans being built in WA, ID, OR, MT, WY, CO, and UT. I live in Eastern WA, and our best wind is in the SW quadrant of the state, and along the Pacific Coast. http://push.pickensplan.com/group/nwrenewableenergygroup
Happy New Year Greg,
Last year I helped so many members of Pickens Plan learn about personal home energy plans. It's all about conservation of power, and home power generation, things I have been doing at my residence to lower my electricity costs. Send me a friend request a to add me Greg, I'd be honored to have you as a friend here.
BTW, Texas: I just posted an article link on my pickens page about Home Wind Systems in Texas. Your state's representatives, governor, and public utility commission officials are not in your corner with this "weak policy" on Net Metering. Instead they have the tables turned against green power for businesses and homeowners. Texas has created multiple sets of rules for loopholes and you have less rights than people in other states. You should read that article, important.
Hello. My name is Adam. I have been developing an incredible new design of windmill. This project is in jeopardy as my financial backer has defaulted and now relatively minor debts are becoming legal issues. This project holds the promise of reducing wind power costs by 1/2 and also providing large amounts for lower investments. Also these machines can be installed on existing wind farms to increase output on the same real estate as these machines utilize wind 100 ft & below. I need help so I am reaching out. Adam