It's about the new GE innovation contest and you helping me win. Thank you richly. Oh, and if you like history, you can see what I've been doing lately to gather together all the Nordic medieval evidences from this area. Go to www.hallmarkemporium.com and click on the "contact" page and you'll see a link to the history information...which you should find absolutely amazing. I'm kinda like the "Minnesota Jones" around these parts. Yes, looking for Templar treasure. Yes, kinda like in "King of California."
Windspire will be featured on a special episode of ABC's "20/20" on June 19th at 10/9C. The episode highlights the impact the new Windspire manufacturing facility is having in Michigan by putting ex-autoworkers back to work.
Invitation to join NW Renewable Energy Group
I have started a Regional group, welcoming comments, ideas, and suggestions for Renewable Energy in the NW Region. Including states from the Pacific, Cascade and Rocky Mountain areas. I realize that some of my Pickens Plan friends are outside this region, but you are always welcome to join and add your thoughts to the discussion. We should be looking at best available sources of energy in our region, and ways to improve the power grid to transfer energy from region to region as it is needed.
Hi Joey, Here is a tool for all of us to get RE projects started by selling of US Treasury "Energy Independence Savings Bonds". Savings bonds are normally purchased in $25 increments. This gives a way for just about any American to tighten their belts just a bit by skipping a meal at McDonalds or Pizza Hut and buying an RE savings bond to support a renewable energy project and save money at the same time for themselves. I need help pushing this project, I've faxed and emailed many in Congress/Senate already.If you agree with this plan please consider passing to other people in your district as it will be a great tool to get funding for PickensPlan projects through support of Renewable Energy projects. On my web page is a link for a new group that was started today called “Energy Independence US Treasury Savings Bonds” At your discretion I encourage you to join on the link as one of “my friends” and the join the group if you agree with the goals. I have created a group on PickensPlan called “Energy Independence US Treasury Savings Bonds” . It is currently listed as the number 3 group on the PickensPlan website and I encourage you to check it out, join if you like it, and become friends on my PickensPlan page. My email address is email@example.com Here is a copy of a fax sent to Nancy Pelosi the other day:
Honorable Speaker of the House Congresswoman Pelosi,
I am an Electronic Technician Chief in the US Navy with 27 years service stationed overseas. I’m outlying an idea to assist and work with current plans for achieving energy independence. I urge you, as speaker of the house and the driving force to form the select committee on energy independence and global warming, consider for discussion and introduction into the house US Treasury Savings Bonds for Energy Independance.
In WWII America sold war bonds supporting the war effort. When young, my mother told me her primary school raised enough money through bonds to build a tank to support troops. I am impressed with the patriotism and purpose of our greatest generation that accomplished so much.
Selling energy bonds for RE (Renewable Energy) development would lower foreign oil imports and assist with the complex problem of funding. Bonds sold as “Energy S” could support new solar trough plants, “Energy W” to support wind farms, Energy “H” to support hydroelectric plants, Energy “T” to support RE transportation such as electric bullet train routes powered by RE, Energy "C" COOPS for small communities only needing a small quantity of turbines, and Energy “I” for needed infrastructure high voltage power lines to the RE site. Bonds will have the project name and include an artist’s perspective of the project and an American flag. President Obama had great success with the internet during his campaign. In a similar manner, using the internet, energy bonds could have a website listing current projects and an “electronic checkout” could purchase a bond $25 or higher. Simpler methods of payment such as “PAYPAL” and credit cards would be available and after an electronic purchase is complete a color print out of the bond is available with a follow up of the bond in the mail. The website would limit quantity of projects for each category until funding is complete. After a project becomes funded, a new project will be available. A tab on the site will show history and status of previous projects. Purchasers may take great pride in “collecting” and displaying bonds of various RE projects and participating at different levels of financial support. Solar trough plants in the multi-hundred MW size capacity with molten salt energy storage in California, Arizona, and West Texas can provide a major portion of electric needs. North Dakota has potential to support 1/3 of our nations electric needs in it’s class 4 wind zone areas. There are plenty of suitable proposed wind turbine farms now around the nation to significantly increase our RE if funded. Mid sized hydro-electric has not been used in America to it’s full potential. Following the example of our neighbor, Canada, it would provide a significant increase in percentage of electric production. Developing all three we could provide the majority of our electric and heating needs through renewable energy in a "New New Deal" fashion allowing natural gas for transportation as T. Boone Pickens is working for. Bullet train routes have proven a viable alternative to commercial domestic air service and when powered by electricity provided by RE suppliers America would be in the forefront of world technology. Example, I heard of discussion for a commuter train from Denver to Colorado Springs. Such a route built as a renewable energy project with charter requirement legally requiring to only purchase electricity from available renewable energy sources would be a model example. There are many train routes, city bus systems, and government vehicles that can be converted to run from alternative energy sources and fuels. Jobs created would bolster the economy, lower trade deficit, and strengthen national security. I would take great pride in print outs of bonds with graphics of each project I supported and many other Americans would also. The energy bonds could have tax breaks. BLM lands may be a viable place to start for some projects.
I contacted the US treasury department and was told that the marketing department for savings bonds closed several years ago. I was told there would be problems because savings bonds are at the federal level while the projects will be at the state and local level. I disagree and believe that these can easily be figured out in the way of grants to the state and local level using money from the bonds for those specific projects. I was told to check out auctions on the www.treasurydirect.gov website and found them to not apply to citizens wanting to buy savings bonds to support a cause such as energy independance. I was told by the treasury department to look into CREB (Clean Renewable Energy Bonds). I found CREB to be large scale funding that a citizen would not be able to participate in as a US Treasury Energy Independance Bond would provide. If given the tools to participate directly, the power of the citizens of the United States to help achieve energy independance could not be denied. Americans mean well and the Energy Independance Savings bond program will give citizens the power at their level to make it happen. If marketed through a web page, commercials, and to federal employees the word would get out and participation would spread like wildfire.
Mr. Paul Gipe, a resident of Bakersfield CA, an author of several books about wind energy, and recipient of multiple awards as a pioneer in the industry since the 1970's has put a letter I wrote to Senator Dorgan on this subject as well as an older letter I wrote on wind COOP in JAN07. These websites are:
Sincerely and very respectfully,
ETC(SW/AW) Mike Kendall USN
Mailing address: PSC 476, Box 879, FPO AP, 96322 USA
Telephone (803) 265-4756, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! Congratulated with T. Boone Pickens Plan. Absolutely America needs Pickens Plan.
Without Energy Independence, Americans will not have future economy goals. Neither for short term or long term… Will Americans people, Congress, and new President-Elect Barack Obama work with T Boone Pickens Plan, to fix this problem. Good Luck
Dalat Vietnam Jan 16, 2009 Delete Comment
Do you know if Pickens plan is going to have marketplace for its users. Would pickens plan be interested in marketplace that would allow users buy and sell green products/services plus sell electricity as a services to electric cars. This will encourage more buying of electricity and redistribution via plug-in station.
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Thirty-five years ago during the Mideast oil embargo when gas shot from 20 cents/gallon to $1/gallon overnight, Chicago chemist, Tim Leahy, partnered with stock car racing legend & pioneer, Ray Nichels, the winningest race car mechanic in US history, to develop a fuel additive which would boost gas mileage by 25 to 50%. The Leahy/Nichels team accomplished their goal and sold several hundred thousand bottles of MPG50 (http://MPG50.com) in the early '70's, but the American public got used to $1/gallon gas prices and sales soon fell off.
However, a few weeks ago when gasoline & diesel prices hit $4 to $5/gallon, Leahy decided to renew marketing efforts for the effective mileage booster, MPG50. Greg Perich, a friend & Jacksonville Florida radio station owner (WJXR, 92.1 FM), asked Leahy to market MPG50 on his popular Jacksonville Radio Shopping Show. Perich promptly begin selling 100 to 200 bottles of MPG50 daily to happy customers who experienced hefty increases in gas mileage and began saving $1 to $2/gallon at the pump.
If every vehicle in the USA used MPG50, we could immediately reduce our need for foreign oil by 25% to 35% and gas prices would drop substantially.
Trucking companies could also reduce their cost of transporting food and goods by 1/3 and the cost of goods to consumers would drop substantially.
Sales went so exceptionally well in Jacksonville that Leahy plans to market MPG50 through other USA radio stations and globally as well, in countries where gasoline and diesel prices are considerably higher than in the US.
We have a 30-Day Full Satisfaction Moneyback Guarantee and in 35 years we never had a bottle returned.
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Get MASSIVE GAS SAVINGS With FREE MPG50: Purchase a case (12 sixteen-ounce bottles) of MPG50 @ $25/bottle, or a case (6 quart bottles) Nichels Engine Friction Treatment @ $50/bottle, and you will receive a $300 Gas Rebate Voucher for each case purchased. This voucher gets you $300 Back for gasoline, diesel fuel or other gas station purchases. Since the case price is $300, this gets you a FREE CASE of each product. For more info goto: http://MPG50.com
Testimonial from Reverend Franklin Peacock
Subject: gas treatment
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:39:29 -0400
I am Franklin Peacock and I live in south Georgia, better known as Waycross and I pastor a church.
Many of my church families use hospitals that are over a 100 miles or more away from our town.
While in Jacksonville, Fla. I was listening to talk radio.I heard this spin on a gas treatment called MPG50.
Fuel costs are so high today and I can use as much as three tankfuls of gasoline a week.
To be honest I have heard these claims before and they turned out to be false.
I waited about a week before I looked up the website, http://MPG50.com and I placed an order for six bottles.
I put MPG50 in my dodge truck with a 5.9 V8 engine made a 250 mile trip to visit a sick church member in the hospital.
I averaged about 65 miles per hour and 18 miles per gallon on gas.
Yes it worked well immediately at that speed, whereas before I had been averaging only 15 miles per gallon.
This is the best mileage my truck has ever done since it was manufactured.
I have just received my second MPG50 order this morning.
I have sold my friends a case and now many others are asking for this product.
It works exceptionally well and will save me money every time I stop at the gas pump.
I own 3 vehicles. The treatment is in the tanks and by the end of the month I will see the savings in my gas bill.
The oil treatment was put in my truck yesterday and I will report its additional success real soon .
I can't help but believe that other gas users need this savings and reduction in wear and tear on their engines.
Rev. Franklin Peacock
Testimonial from Store Owner, Linda Craig
Subject: gasoline/diesel fuel treatment
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008
Dear Daily Savings Club,
Thank you so very much for recommending your MPG50 money-saving gasoline & diesel additive to us. I have now finished my third tank of gas using MPG50 and am enjoying a substantial increase in miles per gallon.
In mostly city driving my 2004 Ford Explorer was only getting 11.2 MPG before, but now with MPG50 in my tank I get 16.47 MPG. This is an increase in mileage of better than 47% which saves me $1.91 per gallon at the gas pump. With gas at $4.07 a gallon in Georgetown, KY, one $25 bottle of MPG50 saves me $305.60 in gasoline costs.
I am excited to be the distributor in the Georgetown/Lexington, Kentucky area for MPG50 and look forward to helping my customers overcome high gasoline costs. I know the word will spread fast, as we all hate to pay so much money to fill up our gas tanks.
With your 30-day money-back guarantee on MPG50, I expect that I will soon have customers lined up at my store to buy it
Bluegrass Boots & Saddles
Georgetown, KY 40324
In an effort to get a Pickens U group started for the University of Florida, I have just created the Florida Gators for Pickens Plan Group. This is an open invitation to you and anyone else involved with Pickens U.
Hi, folks. Please take a look at the group "Pickens Plan March on Washington". This group is trying to set up a march in DC sometime after the new year. Please consider helping and/or marching. Whether T. Boone is there or not, we can make a difference!
Thank you for being willing to roll up your sleeves...
Hope you can get some pledges signed and faxed/sent to Boone. If you can get over 100 we would be proud to have you in the 100CLUB. My latest blog tells HOW TO TURN THE PLEDGE INTO A PETITION that works!
Please make sure you have signed the petition, on the front page, to demand that Obama and McCain state their energy plans before the election.
Our success will be in our numbers!
Please get pledge/petition signed and fax/send them in. We all meet so many people everyday, and they have not been counted yet. How badly do we want this? THE Gang of 20 has told us THEY WILL NEED HUGE support to beat back the lobbyists and special interests. Can we do it? Can you help?
When will we ever have an opportunity like this again, to achieve a shift in the paradigm of thought on energy in this country?
It seems like the Pickens Plan website is bogging down. In the members section, it has the same people on a bunch of the pages. What is up? I liked it when we had the membership in sequence as new members came on board so that we could welcome new members. It looks like that concept went down the toilet!!! What is happening??? Is the site getting too bogged down? I'm disappointed. Also, it seems like members are not getting messages sent to them here.........>>Lee Ewald
You seem like you may be a great writer and have many interesting experiences already. I am looking for excellent writers with interesting personal and professional stories for the new group Book Project #1: GLOBAL VOICES. If you or someone you know may be interested in contributing a short piece, simply join the group on this website.
When time allows, my staff and I are selectively reading some of the personal renewable energy contributions that folks have already written on this website. If you have any suggestions on people-potential writers for the book project, just email. Thanks!
Hi Joey, I saw this last week and I want to be part of it but alas, I am slightly challenged when it comes to things like digger. If someone would assist me with, how-to I would be part of this. Anyone? Karen