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Tell us about your experience with alternative energy:
Unfortunately, I haven't had much. I have started re-cycling and my maid service, Maid Brigade, www.maidbrigade.com, is completely green! I am really excited about the PickensPlan. It makes a lot of sense, so I hope Obama gets on board with it when he gets to the White House.
What excites you about this campaign?
I don't believe that the current administration has had any interest in what is good for America! *Sad to say, isn't it?* The timing for the PickensPlan is perfect because I believe that America is ready for Change. This is a concept that Obama can wrap around his brain and turn into public policy. This is a must, not an option, and I thank T. Boone Pickens for his foresight in this area.
What do you want to do to help?
As a high school special education teacher, I plan to inform and encourage my students about going Green. That is if I can take all of their hand-held technology away from them!
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Allen Hydro Energy Corporation (AHEC) a renewable energy startup has a US Patented Process for generating large-scale hydroelectricity from within a 70-story building by reusing the same water. It's the solution to Global Warming. Check it out at http://www.ahecEnergy.com
I'm seeking seed investment to prevent this idea from following the same faith as the electric car decades ago.
We are now over 1.2 million suporters. We will need many more if we are to beat back the damn lobbyists and special interests. Can you help with the pledges? Every American needs to sign on. With pledges we can fan out and reach so many. It is an easy ask- Boone has done the hard work. I was able to get 300 signed in the first 4 days - everyone wants to to get off of foreign oil. We may never have a golden opportunity like this again!
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Wow! Sorry I have been so quiet, but Real Life has been really overwhelming and I've had a lot to do. A special ed teacher's job is never done! I hope to get back to the fight and promote green here as well as in my classroom. :-)
Torri - This may be 10yrs into future - but - Have you read this article on giant leap for SOLAR energy out of M.I.T.? “…Until now, (8-5-08) solar power has been a daytime-only energy source, because storing extra solar energy for later use is prohibitively expensive and grossly inefficient. With today's announcement, MIT researchers have hit upon a simple, inexpensive, highly efficient process for storing solar energy…”
'Green-collar' jobs a growth area, U.S. group says
Companies are stepping up their environmental initiatives, and that may mean a boom in "green-collar" jobs.
A recent forecast by the American Solar Energy Society found that renewable energy and energy-efficient industries were responsible for the creation of nearly 8.5 million jobs in 2006, and by 2030 that number is expected to reach 40 million.
Colleges and universities are taking notice, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., a job placement consulting group.
Many have introduced specialized degree programs in eco-commerce, environmental accounting, green and social marketing, and ecological economics.
"The demand for 'green-collar' jobs is really exploding, especially as the cost of energy continues to climb," said John Challenger, the group's chief executive. "Students need to start thinking about developing skills that will give them an edge for these types of careers that did not even exist until recently."
Popular jobs include urban planners, forestry professionals and environmental lawyers, Challenger said. There is also a growing demand for architects and engineers with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit.