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I am Managing Partner for Momentum Advantage Partners, LLC, an alternative energy consulting and advocacy firm.
What excites you about this campaign?
We are 100% behind Boone's plan and want to get people informed and excited about our future. We can do this, and we frankly have been let down by our elected officials. Let's quit sticking our heads in the sand and start moving. We can do this in 10 years!!
What do you want to do to help?
Help inform and organize in Oklahoma and Illinois where our firm operates.
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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. 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. Also, I have termed ‘micro scale windfarms” as 8 to 25 acres sites surrounding the cities are more expedient to 1000 acre plus sites... I need help so I am reaching out.
We have new roof mounting residential wind turbine kits shipping now. They are sleek and attractive, well designed. These are actually a home appliance on the roof, much like an antennae or satellite dish. They are as easy to install as other home appliances, dishwasher, etc. It's a nice clean way for you to begin a personal energy plan. These systems are inexpensive, easy to install, scaleable.
Your Wind blows stronger in the winter, Your Sun shines stronger in the summer months. This hybrid wind/solar system combines these cycles to give a more even flow of energy year round. This homeowner sized wind/solar system provides free power for your home. Many customers have found it easy to become customer/dealers of our kits. Customers can become a dealer with no further investment, they see quickly how people are easy to get interested.
I have used the same systems save money on my electricity costs and Phil, you can too. Your local wind resources are so good in Oklahoma. Have a look at these windmaps and see can you pinpoint what number your area is in. Zone 2 is OK, anything over 2 is (very) good. First double check your wind resources from the map and links below.
I could use the internal email system, but this pertains to all Oklahomans. You realize like I do that the state needs direction and goals to achieve in this Plan. I would like to know how you perceive this to come about, and are you open to a state wide meeting this fall? I think by then we will have several areas in position to take good action in their communities. Fall is just next month, so consider how much time you can spend on this.
Lexi Fish will coordinate us in the way she sees fit, but we still have our own groups and no one is getting left out. Is there a way to white board these issues, and do we need to have a live chat online available for all Oklahomans? It might be a means to really concentrate the organization and find those willing to spend time doing the difficult things that are mundane and repetitive.
Your organization of Tulsa and NE Oklahoma are really the focal group along with the Cowboy group from Stillwater. In Oklahoma City there are hundreds of potential members, but it will take a full-time effort to get even a dent in the population, because each day they are somewhere else. That is why Oklahoma City needs to be a test case for improving the use of alternative energy sources. Our mayor favors wind energy, but is uneducated about the advantages of Solar energy and does not want to hear about it. Perhaps the messenger needs to wear a 10 gallon hat and talk like a Texas Billionaire? Anyway, our city is more spread out than Tulsa or Stillwater. So, distance and cost per vehicle is higher here. CNG is the right fit for our city, but solar can revolutionize our area in so many not realized ways.
OK, So, what is your idea and perception of organizing the state, and when will a state meeting be possible or viable? Could it be online and in person together? Would we use Skype or some messaging service for a fee? Would the leaders agree to that expense? And what do we want to accomplish at a state meeting? Lots of questions, so little time. Night! Gregor Smith
Dear Phil Preston
I just send this letter to Mr. Pickens.
What do you think about it?
Dear Mr. Pickens,
What a journey! You have so many people behind you and you deserve it. Your ability to to mobilize Americans for one purpose - stopping the addiction to foreign oil - is remarkable.
The internet site, the TV appearances, the Washington trips, the Town Meetings, Ask Boone etc.. I don't know how you do it.
You are an inspiration to all Americans, and now, even overseas to the citizens of the planet.
I had the idea - since America is the land of movies, TV shows, and advertising in general, and since we have most of the Steven Spielbergs of the creative world right here - that maybe you should think to start a contest. Once a month you could select the best produced commercial to use in your campaign.
Among all the hundreds of homemade and professional videos, audio spots, print ads, and cartoons you would receive, you could reward the authors with a photo opportunity with you every three months and a "Yes, I Can" Award (an Oscar Hollywood style Webcast, of course). If you give the people the chance to tell everyone what they like best about you, the Plan, why we should have alternative energy now and how one person can make a difference, their testimonies will move the world.
So, before you know it - at home, at work, at school, in retirement homes, in youth centers, on military bases, even overseas - thousands of citizens of all ages will start to compete for the "PickensPlanet I CAN" Award. In doing so, they will involve everyone around them. It will be contagious. For example, teachers will start competition projects in class on how to best communicate the need for alternative energy and will send you the class winner's ideas, thereby creating even more awareness.
If you watch the video below from Enduron in Germany that obtained the "Oscar" at the Cannes Film Festival last year, you may consider that perhaps this year Texas will host in Dallas the International "I CAN" Festival. I posted this idea on your site in my group, " The International Group from PickensPlanet."
Thank you from all of us who believe in you.
Have you seen any specific calls to action that an individual or a small group in a town can do together? Other than the house party in which case many of us are getting sidetracked on tangents about our local problems.....
For instance, there is a home here in Atlanta in a historic community. The owners have erected a wind turbine 40ft tall. Well, that just got a bunch or people all mad. Who wants an unsighty turbine in a historic neighborhood. Well, this is doing nothing to advance the Pickens Plan solution. You and your community are involved with YOUR projects and so forth. So energy and efforts are getting fragmented with the lack of specific direction for the Pickens Plan.
I want to see specifics. Otherwise this fervor will dissapate.