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Other OpenGov Ideas & Information Resources

Rather than post each of my "OpenGov" Ideas at 27 different websites, I have posted them at the GSA's website (since they are in the forefront of the OpenGov initiative). So, by this notice, the members of the OpenGov Team for this agency have been informed of those ideas. (At least, now, you can't say you were unaware of them.) http://opengsa.ideascale.com/a/pmd/29640-6960 ALSO -- Those OpenGov Team members, ...more »

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Federal Weatherization Inspector

I have 7 years experience in Weatherization in evaluations and Inspections and some in contractor training in Iowa. I am currently employed by a CAP agency in Iowa. I would be interested in persuing a carreer as a Federal State/Regional Inspector for the Federal Weatherazation Program. Contact me if I may be of service. Alan Stockdale Box 442 Parkersburg, Iowa 50665 319-231-0308

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Energy Multitasking: Jobs, Schools, First Steps

This idea is so simple I'm surprised no one has come up with it yet before me. Photovoltaic solar energy (along with wind turbines, but this idea has mostly to do with solar energy) is the ultimate in green, carbon-neutral energy. It uses an existing energy resource (the sun's light) to generate energy and ultimately electricity. There are problems with the energy transfer efficiency, sure. But improvements are made ...more »

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Gas Prices & ‘Big’ Oil Companies

First off, has no one realized that we have been lucky enough to have a real ‘OIL BOOM’ going on in our back yard! I am pleased that some one in America is benefiting, but the oil companies are jumping through hoops and ladders to get in on this. Talk about profits and a supply that is no longer foreign. However, will the American people/USA Nation as a whole, profit from this...I hope so. The news web pages with the ...more »

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surface mail and air mail

we used to be able to send surface mail to Asia from the U.S. Now we are not able to do so. I can send surface mail/packages from the P.R. China to the U.S. but cannot send surface mail from the U.S. to the P.R. China. The post offfice people said that the containers for air mail were traveling with low utilization. The elimination of surface mail was to force use of the air transport. Since airmail is ...more »

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SolarEnergy powering from here

the cleanest form of energy for our planet. It also renews itself daily. Historically the challenge has been its efficiency rate, i.e. the energy output compared to the solar energy input, which has been uncommercially low. This is now changing as new materials yield substantial improvements. As a consequence the interest is now quickly growing for solar energy as a serious alternative source of energy. Manufacturers ...more »

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Collaborate with DOT to add 'no emissions' for 1st 10 miles

Over $1 trillion leaves the U.S. every 5 years instead of circulating in the U.S. economy because of the country's dependence on fuel derived from oil. http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/highlights/annual.html "The 2009 petroleum deficit ($204.3 billion) was the lowest since 2004 ($163.4 billion)." By working with the DOT and EPA to add this requirement to the CAFE standard, this supports the DOE FreedomCar ...more »

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Income-based grants for households to upgrade appliances

There are many energy-efficient appliances on the market today - HVAC systems, refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers, etc. - that are already saving people millions of dollars on their utility bills. Unfortunately, the Americans who would benefit most from these appliances are the Americans who are least able to afford to purchase and install them. An income-based grant program could help offset the purchase and ...more »

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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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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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Invest in revenue generating infrastructure (power generation)

Here is a paper written by Richard G. Little on the idea of using infrastructure projects that generate revenue to encourage investment in rebuilding the country's infrastructure. Because the debt and other funds are invested only in projects that generate revenue, the money spent is recovered plus interest. The focus of the paper is on rebuilding infrastructure but it has the side effect of creating jobs and generating ...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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