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"Bureau of Renewable Energy"

As I understand it, the Bureau of Reclamation provided capital appropriated by Congress to build major dams on rivers in the Western U.S. These dams provided irrigation water to farmers and cheap electricity to consumers. The revenue generated from selling water and electricity would recuperate the money invested in the dam, which would then be invested in a new dam. For many political, economic, and environmental reasons ...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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Kill DOE

The DOE is a worthless enterprise. Wasting $Billions every year and accomplishing ZERO. The Director of DOE needs to go to the president to tell him that the plug should be pulled on DOE. "We the People" are getting it now and it is time to say goodbye to DOE. The $Billions that are poured down the drain at DOE could be better SAVED on our nation's debt. We need smaller govt, not bigger; we need real leadership, not ...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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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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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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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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I have an idea for an electric car. However no funding.

I would like a grant or loan to develop my idea. I know some of the people i need to make this breakthrough happen. All i really need is the funding for this to become a reality. This would put America in the lead for all new innovation for the future. Only thing stopping me is the funding for new developments in this electric car industry. I am an individual with a big idea. I would like to keep this privet and ...more »

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Energy conservation from "NASA Spin off"

I am at present marketing a product from the NASA program of development. For a few years now I have been having a small business success with a product I got from them I can and will build on it, when I get more money. at present I am buying a property that requires a good bit of rebuilding, its a HUD home.With my product I will make it the "MOST ENERGY EFFICENT"building in the city.I want the DOE to watch and evaluate ...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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