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Space Solar Power Conference

Hold a conference on space solar power which brings together The Department of Energy, NASA, The Department of Commerce, University researchers as well as corporations such as Solaren, PowerSat, Space energy, Space Island Group, Boeing etc. Also inviting the Japanese, European, Russians and Canadians who are who are working on Space Solar power. The conference would develop ideas on how best to bring this technology to ...more »

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Orbital Solar Transmissions

This concept uses solar panel satellites in orbit that transmit electricity to earth. I read that it is possible to transmit electricity. In light of this, I consider this to be one our greatest discoveries if used correctly. The sun generates an enormous amount of power that is radiated in 360 degrees cubed. Using the transmitted electricity concept coupled with already existing solar panels would render electric ...more »

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DOE should live webcast all meetings

DOE should live webcast all meetings for proposed rule making and regulations where the public comment should take place. They should make these meetings available for on demand viewing and have the ability to have that content be indexed for video search. By doing this the public and stakeholders will be able to see the inner workings of the rule making process and make the content and proceedings transparent to the ...more »

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Proposal for a National Solar Hot Water Heating Program

PROPOSAL FOR A NATIONAL SOLAR HOT WATER HEATING PROGRAM PAYS FOR ITSELF AND WILL: . Create hundreds of thousands green jobs . Save homeowner one-third electric bills each month . Save the nation’s homeowners $45 billion each year . Save 500 billion pounds CO2 pollution each year . Offset power consumed by over 30 million homes . Offset 80 coal-fired 1 billion watt power plants All this can ...more »

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Support new car companies building electric vehicles

The partners in the Department of Energy's FreedomCar program consist of oil companies and automobile companies relying on combustion engines. http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/ http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/about/partnerships/freedomcar/fc_partners.html "The Partnership is a collaborative effort among DOE, energy companies — BP America, Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corporation, ...more »

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Remove subsidies for oil and gas

Businesses would make investment in new sources of energy if oil and gas were not subsidized. Oil and gas companies are financially capable of investing in new sources of energy if that is where the money can be made. They will not be harmed if subsidies are removed; only what they do to make money will change. Sasol's technology is used by the Dakota Gasification company to make Substitute Natural Gas from lignite. ...more »

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Progress via Regression: The Green Gym

I am of the opinion that there is a possibility of at least partially solving two of the most pressing issues facing our society with one simple innovation. These issues are health/obesity and a need to find an efficient and renewable energy source. The idea for solving these (in part) isn't really complicated. We would just need to convert basic exercise equipment into devices that convert mechanical (when used ...more »

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OpenEnergy v2.0: A Next Gen Opensource/Opensocial Portal

A pilot project to build a next-gen Dept of Energy portal for the Federal Community Cloud. The idea is to build a suite of opensocial portals, one at each Federal Agency, based on The Open Stack that will enable communication with all opensocial partners.

 

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Encourage local/neighborhood involvement in green energy

My current subdivision has a bylaw that prevents any homeowner from installing any kind of solar or wind harnessing system on their property. While I understand the rationale behind this decision, it stifles any chance our neighborhood would have of becoming greener. For instance, as soon as I moved into my house, I replaced all my light bulbs with CFL bulbs, and while the house was being built, we chose higher quality ...more »

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Make use of existing technology used commercially elsewhere

Plasma gasification is already being used commercially to generate electricity. An example is the Eco-Valley plant in Utashinai, Japan. Solena Group Inc, headquartered in Washington DC, is going to build a jet fuel plant for British Airways using their Solena Plasma Gasification ('SPG') technology. This is an example of a technology already available that is not being utilized. Instead of dumping garbage in a landfill, ...more »

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Better leverage open source software and open IT

The 1,600 members of Open Source for America are dedicated to supporting and guiding federal efforts to make the US government more open through the use of open source software. We have established recommendations for all agencies to consider in their Open Government Plans, with these recommendations especially highlighting the need to remove barriers to the successful leveraging of open source software and open IT more ...more »

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Alt energy combined with Hydrogen.

I had a friend that worked in an nuclear power plant tell me that this type of energy plant runs full bore day and night and when the demand is low, they ground out the energy back into the earth! I have always felt that the US could lead the way to the future by moving toward a hydrogen transportation economy. Once we are established using hydrogen and electric vehicles, the rest of the world would be forced ...more »

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