Stimulus Plan Energy Review

Posted on 09 February 2009

I spent some time reviewing the current version of the Senate Stimulus bill. This is the ‘compromise’ version led by Ben Nelson and Susan Collins. They have proposed a reduced bill size of approximately 780B dollars.

Change the Gas Tax

Posted on 04 January 2009

I propose a variable federal gas tax which would create a more fixed retail gas price, how is that for political speak. I think it is simple, let me explain. Set a target retail price for gasoline, and vary the federal tax collected as the price of oil increases or decreases. If market based oil prices rise, and the subsequent gas at the pump goes up then the federal tax is lower to maintain a gas price within a range.

Conservation Corps

Posted on 15 December 2008

A timely post from during the campaign, revisted now. Auto workers, manufacturing workers, college students, all need work. Work creates value, creates income, creates a better economy.

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Alternative Energy

Roof Mounted – Residential Wind Turbine

Posted on 24 June 2009

Finally. Quiet, Safe, wind power for your roof. Up until now, most wind installations required you looking above the tree line, for wind streams.

Global Warming

Global Warming ? Does it Matter ?

Posted on 14 November 2010

Does it matter ?  How could I write such a thing ? The arguments continue on whether or not the effects of man-made pollutants and energy policies CAUSE global warming.  Unfortunately it seems to have become a political debate with Anti Cap & Trade (mostly Republicans) on one side and Al Gore Democrats on the [...]

Policy Ideas

Stimulus Plan Energy Review

Posted on 09 February 2009

I spent some time reviewing the current version of the Senate Stimulus bill. This is the ‘compromise’ version led by Ben Nelson and Susan Collins. They have proposed a reduced bill size of approximately 780B dollars.

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Residential Geothermal – Here now. Is it Cost Effective?

Posted on 05 June 2008

The idea, which is being proven effective every day by companies like Climatemaster and Waterfurnace is a real choice for new construction, public buildings and upgrading your home system. The earth absorbs almost 50% of all solar energy and remains a nearly constant temperature of 50°F to 70°F depending on geographic location. Working with an [...]