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How can our agency encourage two-way conversations with the public to share ideas and expertise to improve our work? What specific tools and strategies should we use to encourage these public conversations?

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Develop an OpenDOE Social Strategy

Disruptive Technologies: A Holistic, Pragmatic Approach New technologies are emerging at a faster pace than Agencies can swallow. The rate of obsolescence outpaces the rate of change. Despite the new technology flood, Agencies lack a strategy to on-board these disruptions. As a result, they often react, flounder, or simply ignore them. We can solve these problems in four major areas of practice: Leadership ...more »

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Correcting ALL incoming power offers greater savings and protect

I haven't seen this issues addressed anywhere. If there was a way to correct all incoming power "in all commercial buildings instantly", what would the benefits in savings and protection mean? For savings, this of course would depend on how the billing is set up. Could you explain how our govt is billed for electricity, is it by KWH OR KVAH? As I understand it, since our govt is the largest user it would make more ...more »

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A new way to charge electriclly powered vehicles while moving.

How come I have to do all of the leg work. I mean how come know one other then myself can come up with this brain storm of and idea. I Todd J. Tocco The true Inventor of this one of a kind Idea. And that is each car or vehicle has two wheels that are being pulled along behind the vehicle if these were a pair of dynamos like a rear hub couldn't it charge the vehicle while moving or at least maintain the battery ...more »

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Improving Results of Program Solicitations

This issue refers to your solicitation and process. In your recent solicitation (BEETIT), the first sentence states your department seeks " to develop energy efficient cooling technologies". The solicitation also states that you seek innovative solutions. You then proceed to limit the solicitation to very specific areas. There may be many more cost effective solutions in private sector development that your administration ...more »

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BIOMASS alternative energy program solutions

A Potential Structure for Biomass Energy Production Incentives The existing programs for biomass energy production incentives for alternative energy production are complex, cross agencies, are continued and then discontinued, have varying deadline dates, and require approvals through a variety of unrelated Government agencies. Instead of incenting the production of jobs, the on-again, off again nature of the incentives ...more »

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NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS

REMEMBERING HOW THE U.S. NAVY AND MARINES DEFEATED THE JAPANESE ALMOST SINGLE-HANDEDLY IN 3 1/2 YEARS FOLLOWING DEC. 7, 1941. AT PRESENT THE USN HAS 22 NUCLEAR REACTORS OPERATING 24/7 IN THE NIMITZ CLASS CARRIERS (WITH ONE AS LONG AS 34 YEARS) SAFELY, RELIABLY AND WITHOUT ANY NEGATIVE INCIDENCES. THE SATISFACTORY EXPERIENCE OF THESE DUPLICATE SYSTEMS IS INVALUABLE. IN ADDITION, THERE ARE SPARE PARTS, DRAWINGS, SKILLED ...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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DOE blog

Put a prominent blog on the home page of the DOE open government site, or on the DOE home page. Blog should be updated daily by senior executives. Info posted should make abundantly clear what the current 'hot' issues are that DOE is engaged in. Timely announcements should be posted alerting blog followers to important upcoming events, deadlines for public input, etc. for DOE issues. Post websites and hotlinks for ...more »

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gas

There is an abundance of natural gas in the US. Alot of the cars on the road could be converted. Jobs would be created here and money would not go overseas. Polution would be reduced some say by 40% over regular gas. I would hope the government would invest in the natural gas stations and do it in a way to ensure competition and not hand it over to the existing gas companies like Mobil. I know alot of people like ...more »

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Energy Bond Issue

1. US has sufficient natural gas to fulfill energy needs for many years. 2. Enormous amount of funds are needed to build pipelines and infrastructure to bring this resource to market 3.We believe that if an attractive 20 yr bond issue, guaranteed by US government at a 5% tax free yield were offered, US citizens would be eager to participate in such an offering for the following two reasons: a. Americans are eager to ...more »

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Cold Fusion

May I suggest redirecting the billions that normally goes to big OIL, COAL and NUCLEAR to other more fruitful energy developments, such as cold fusion? If you never invest in developing new technologies that arise in the world of science and physics, you will never regain your reputation. Arguing over wether the event is fusion or not is silly, but if you do not invest in its development we will lose the greatest opportunity ...more »

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