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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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SolarEnergy powering from here

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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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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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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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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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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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ENDING NUCLEAR POWER RACE BY OUTFITTING PLANTS WITH FUSION

1 MARCH 10

The existing Nuclear Power plants need an upgrade and changed to Fusion Energy. Around the world too many Nuclear Power plants start up and the world awaits for that bad mojoo day, it's not the politicans who have to clean up the mess, it will be Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters and Emt's along with the Military's Mop level teams. Earthquakes reaching 8.8 on the scale should send chills down anyones spine.... more »

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Nuclear Waste

DOE Should explain and make transparent what the plan for nuclear waste is. Current facilities are overwhelmed with waste while they wait for Yucca Mountain to open. Yucca progress has been stalled. Even if Yucca opened it would not be able to take all the waste that currently exists.
How will any future facilities contribute to the waste stream? What is the ultimate plan for nuclear waste?
These questions demand... 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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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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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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