I joined your meetup.com. I'm pasting the following FYI
I invented the HEV beginning 1979. Patent issued 1986.
Patent 4,597,463 shows energy transfer.
My file number 06/546,170 shows the drive.
I’m pushing for a PLUG-IN (CNG) HEV (hybrid ELECTRIC) vehicle.
700 miles or more between fill ups is doable with a PLUG-IN (CNG) (hybrid ELECTRIC) vehicle. The battery technology has been developed.
It’s said the battery will charge in minutes and provide a range of 500 miles.
I would like people to energetically, aggressively push the American Automobile manufacturers to build the PLUG-IN (CNG) HEV (hybrid ELECTRIC) vehicle). This vehicle will reduce consumption of any alternative energy and reduce carbon.
WRITE, CALL, E-MAIL YOUR LEGISLATURES!!
The PLUG-IN (CNG) HEV (hybrid ELECTRIC) vehicle) can use many alternative energies. It is the most flexible automobile available. It’s not being built to use flex fuel, hydrogen, CNG, LNG, H2, E85, etc with the exception of gasoline/diesel but it can be.
Cleantech Forum XVIII in Washington DC to Drive Cleantech Policy Debate, Investments and Solutions for Emerging Markets
Leaders in Business, Government, Science to Push Capital Market Innovation and Scaling to Meet Global Demand
WASHINGTON, DC -- With energy and climate concerns at the top of the U.S. political, investment and business agendas, more than 600 of the world’s leading cleantech investors -- representing over $3 trillion in capital -- will convene with entrepreneurs, scientists and policy-makers in Washington, DC for Cleantech Forum XVIII. Hosted by the Cleantech Group, LLC, founders of the cleantech investment category, the two-day forum, held September 15-17, 2008, provides unparalleled networking opportunities with technology innovators and investors and a chance to survey the next generation of cleantech entrepreneurial innovation.
“As we move toward the conclusion of the first decade of the 21st Century, stresses on the global economy from rising inflation and slowing growth in developed economies will be compounded by the tangible impacts of climate change,” said John Balbach, managing partner of the Cleantech Group and conference chair. “Clean technologies hold the promise of addressing these challenges, and doing so by generating superior returns along with job and wealth creation. Our eighteenth Cleantech Forum is convening the cleantech investment community with policy-makers at a pivotal time of opportunity to stimulate global markets.”
Keynotes include David H. McCormick, Under Secretary for International Affairs for the U.S. Treasury Department, outlining a new $8 billion fund for international clean technology deployment for emerging markets; Chris Luebkeman, Director of Global Foresight and Innovation for Arup, one of the world’s leading design and consulting firms that recently completed the National Stadium and the Aquatic Center for China’s inaugural Olympics, will explore breakthroughs in innovation; and Dr. Tony Haymet, Director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, will highlight emerging breakthroughs in science which hold disruptive promise.
Other leading organizations participating include Sequoia Capital, Harvard University, United Steelworkers Union, Apollo Alliance, Change to Win, IDEO, Clinton Climate Initiative, Ernst & Young, Duke Energy, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, SunPower, Honeywell, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Monitor Group, among others.
Top-tier venture capital and investment firms participating include Accel Partners, Advanced Technology Ventures, Alliance Bernstein, Angeleno Group, Battelle Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Credit Suisse, Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital, Element Partners, Emerald Technology Ventures, EnerTech Capital, Fidelity Ventures, Flagship Ventures, Global Environment Fund, Goldman Sachs, Mohr Davidow Ventures, NGEN Partners, Overseas Private Equity Corporation (OPIC), Pangea Ventures, RockPort Capital Partners, Sequoia Capital, SJF Ventures and SVB Financial Group.
Full information on the Cleantech Forum XVIII conference, including agenda, is available at http://www.cleantech.com/dcforum08
About Cleantech Group™, LLC
The Cleantech Group pioneered the cleantech investment category in 2002. Today, it accelerates the development and market adoption of clean technologies globally through membership in the largest global network of investors and companies representing more than $3 trillion in assets. Member investors, growth companies/vendors, enterprises, service providers, and others receive access to capital, investment deal flow, market leading research and data, insight, sales leads, human capital, and promotional opportunities. The Cleantech Group also produces the premier Cleantech Forum events worldwide. Details at http://www.cleantech.com