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Tell us about your experience with alternative energy:
In 2006, I got involved with Green Energy Ohio and started a business to sell and install the Skystream residential wind energy appliance. My experience with renewable energy is that people are very afraid of change and change requires leadership. Our elected officials are far too politically correct and afraid to confront the powers that be and have opted for a status quo for far too long.
What excites you about this campaign?
The time is right and it is important that the next generation live in a USA that is very different than the one that exists today.
What do you want to do to help?
Spread the word, educate, encourage, and participate.
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Support of this stimulas package would be one of the dumbest things to do. It is so full of pork and other stupid things that it would heart the american people. I cant believe anyone would want to support a bill like this with all the crap add to it. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING.
Hi Joe, Would you be willing to share this with the people in your district? 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 email@example.com. 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:
Maybe one of these days someone will convince this is the way to do this but I have yet to understand the way this email system works. I am still trying to talk to someone on this Pickens plan. I honestly believe it is the way to go ubt I cannot get through in this email gobleedook. I do have some time and I believe I can be of help but I still dont know how to talk to anybody on this system.
I understand something like I found the district that I am in who my representatives are but I have no idea how to contact the. I do know that neithr one of my reps is in the Pickens plan and lets face it they would be the one we need to contact.The senate and House of Representatives are the ones that cause all the problems we have and they will continue to do so unless we stop them but how!!!!!!!
If somebody contct s me and shows me how to use thi email system maybe I can help.
I know this probably goes to Joe Jeffreys but i have no idea how else I can contact anybody else.
Pleasure to meet you. Congratulations on leading a successful Ohio district. If you or anyone in your group has gathered 100 or more new supporters, will you please inform me, so we can invite them into the 100CLUB? Their success and stories will inspire and motivate others. Ideas that work need to be shared!
THANK YOU, Joe
I have posted a letter on the district leader page that has worked tremendously well for recruiting new members. Feel free to borrow it. There are a few others that are trying it and also reporting a similar surge in numbers!
Unfortunately I live a bit east of the 3rd district in the 7th district. Also, I am currently very busy dealing with other issues, like finding a job and dealing with my wife's medical issues. Right now Health Care is a lot higher on my priority list than Energy.
Already sent Turner an email. One by snail mail probably has more effect. I still think there's a disconnect with the natural gas powered cars... But I suppose that's for the drafters of legislation to worry about.