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Tell us about your experience with alternative energy:
The father of a friend of mine was a Minnesota representative and was on a committee to set up different forms of energy. He focused on Wind Turbines and got an energy grid and Turbines approved. He put a turbine on his own property and hooked it into the grid. Not just clean power, but a real money maker for him. I try to conserve as much as possible, but I wish the opportunities in the states were greater. I use energy saver bulbs, recycle, cut down on energy use.
What excites you about this campaign?
It seems to be the only feasible project I've seen that would make a difference for the future of the U.S. If this doesn't happen, I think the U.S. will have very serious problems soon in terms of energy available, dependency on foreign nations, and environmental issues.
What do you want to do to help?
Open to most anything.
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Please join Texas District Group 21 to learn more about Pickens Plan events and activities taking place in our District. With several folks all chipping in, we can sign up hundreds of new members, place Op-Eds more easily in local papers and convince Congressman Smith to sign onto the Pickens Plan!
Hi Rebecca……thank you for joining! Education is the key to knowledge, but where do we start? After you familiarize yourself with the information at this website, a wealth of additional information is available. We can look to Europe as our inspirational model for developing sustainable renewable energy. Countries like Denmark, Germany and Spain lead the way in this effort and have been there for the past 10-20 years - even more. Germany’s commitment through cooperatives and local municipalities has installed 19,000+ wind turbines and millions of solar collectors, both for solar hot water and electricity feeding the power grid.
The onshore and offshore installation of wind turbines in Denmark and Germany are producing 20% of all their electrical needs; in Spain, as much as 38% (please see examples in the photos on my page). We are 10 years behind in implementation compared to these countries!
I mention these examples to give us a direction for inspiration and point to where we could be heading with the Pickens Plan. The technology is already there and we do not have to reinvent the wheel. These are a few of the websites I would suggest you visit to see what others around the world have done and are doing:
1) The Solar Village – Freiburg, Germany. See: http://www.thesolarvillage.com/
Watch the video in the upper left corner of the page. It tells a great story.
2) The Folkecenter for Renewable Energy – Denmark.
Under VARIOUS, read: The transition from Fossil Fuels to the Renewable Energies
The whole website is excellent and you could spend hours there.
3) Google: Samso, Denmark. This is an island off the coast of Denmark that is completely self-sustaining. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/07/080707fa_fact_kolbert
4) Read the article written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. titled: “Global Warming: A Real Solution”
Here are a few great videos to see: “Saved by the Sun” a PBS NOVA video, and “A Crude Awakening” by Basil Gemlpke, et al. Americans need to mobilize and pressure our government representatives both on the state and national level. The Pickens Plan is a good place to foster discussion and share ideas and PUSH this plan! We can all share in this vital common cause. Good luck in your quest for a better more secure America….. Please ask 5 of your friends to join the “PLAN”……> Lee Ewald
Welcome to the Pickens plan. If I can help you please let me know. Start E mailing your Friends and build a network.
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