I can broadcast videos, PSAs on the Public Access TV station in my town. As long as they follow the Public Access guidelines and as long as you have the legal rights to broadcast the material (meaning you own the material or it resides in the public domain)
If you have video you want to broadcast, send me a NING message. (you will need to send me a friend request first in order to be able to send me a NING message)
Work in Progress
I am still learning but these are my own personal guidelines so far:
1. CONSERVE energy (i.e. use less energy and stuff in general) 2. Increase EFFICIENCY (i.e. reduce waste) 3. Use RENEWABLE energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, tidal, geothermal) 4. Use CLEAN energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, tidal, geothermal) 5. Favor LOCAL solutions (i.e. distributed generation is better that centralized generation) 6. Become energy INDEPENDENT (i.e. get off the grid, run for the hills) 7. IGNORE or FIGHT political lies (There are lots of great people on this network but there are a few rabid lying fanatics. They "live" in the US Energy Policy forum. Be warned, they spew lies)
Please visit www.FAREnergy.org - The Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy would like to make Florida a leader in solar energy. Since 1991, Germany, Spain, Denmark, and over 40 other nations, states, and provinces, have pioneered legislation that have proven to promote the fastest, cheapest, and widest growth of renewable energy. In many of these countries these policies are called "Feed-In Tariffs" (FITs). Producers of renewable energy are paid a premium rate or "tariff" for each kilowatt of energy they "feed into" the grid. Here in North America FITs are being called, "Renewable Energy Payments" (REPs). The name has changed but the fundamental principles of these policies stay the same:
Everyone who produces renewable energy is guaranteed that they can connect to the power grid and sell their energy to their utility company. There is no limit to the amount of renewable energy that can be sold to utility companies.
Utility companies sign 15-20 year contracts with all their renewable energy producers. All contracts are transparent and open for inspection.
The contracts include long-term agreed upon prices that the utility companies will pay for the energy they buy. The prices are set high enough to be an incentive to new producers and for existing producers to expand their production capacities. Prices vary according to the source of the energy (i.e, sun, wind, water, bio-mass, etc.) and the size of the energy-producing installation.
The utility companies can recoup their increased costs of paying higher prices for renewable energy by spreading these costs among all their customers.
An Independent Review Board is established by the government that periodically sets the prices and terms for new contracts.
How do REPs work?
Renewable Energy Payments are the mechanisms or instruments at the heart of specific state, provincial or national renewable energy policies. REPs are incentives for homeowners, farmers, businesses, etc., to become producers of renewable energy, or to increase their production of renewable energy. As such, they increase our overall production and use of renewable energy, and decrease our consumption and burning of fossil fuels.
Thank you! Happy Holidays!
Faye Roller - Administartive Director
Florida Alliance for Renewable Energy
The clock is ticking. Both Thomas Freidman and The Gang of 20 have told us (see DAILY PICKENS) the only way to change America's energy policy is to build this historical, grass roots effort to un-ignorable heights. There are less than 75 days until Inauguration Day. We must concentrate on the job at hand. CAN YOU GET 10 signed pledges faxed in asap? Many hands make light work.
It is great to meet you and connect with you on Pickens where there are many excellent ideas, and a huge group of people helping our country go forward with Alternative Energy.
You may be interested in Joining some of the more than 750 groups on Pickens, and I want to invite you to Join our "Mariah Power" Group on Pickens Plan. Our address is:
We will keep you up to date on the "Windspire", and the new models about to be released. We will also give you the important Energy issues in front of Congress and the latest news on Alternative Energy. I hope you will decide to join.
Let me know if I can be of help, or if you care for more information.
thanks for the response. I am putting together a network of people that are knowledgeable about solar and write about it. if you were interested i would like to feature your blog posts about solar on the site.