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  • Speed, tire pressure, oil weight, car weight, AC vs windows
  • http://www.dailywealth.com/657/This-Gadget-Will-Revolutionize-Our-Power-Supply
  • http://www.cycleworld.com/motorcycle_roadtest/comparison_tests_articles/11q1/kawasaki_ninja_250r_vs._honda_cbr250r_-_comparison_testhttp://www.motorcycle-usa.com/156/9136/Motorcycle-Article/2011-Kawasaki-Ninja-250R-Comparison.aspx
  • http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/High-Priest-of-the-Low-Flow-Shower-Heads.html
  • http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2010/fortune/1004/gallery.visionaries_gallery.fortune/2.html
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    • 1. GFE/IDEAS Web Series
      “The low hanging fruit of money saving energy efficiency tips and technologies whipped into in an easy to digest, time saving video smoothie”
    • 2. GFE/IDEAS Web series
      Goals:
      • Provide a series of videos, short , easy to watch, packed with information, and appealing enough to share and generate interest.
      • 3. Each needs to provide REAL solutions to the average person to help them find ways to reduce their dependence on oil, electricity and help the environment.
      • 4. Need a dedicated team to come up with interesting content, factual information, filming talent, and on screen talent.
      • 5. A stepping stone to a full television series on either a major network, or a Discovery Communications channel, such as Planet Green
      • 6. Discuss issues that are important, and can make a big difference, but that seem to not be getting enough attention and discussion
      • 7. We will basically be a research and reporting service to the consumer and hopefully gain the attention of business and government at the same time for being a think tank that is providing real solutions.
      • 8. Ultimate goal is to make a difference in reducing dependence on foreign oil, helping the environment, and boosting the US economy.
    • Why a Web and/or TV Series?
      • The premise works on the fact that the technologies, vehicles, and advancements are in fact really interesting $h1t!
      • 9. There are:
      • 10. Electric Tesla’s that do 0-60 faster than any other road car out there
      • 11. Nano technologies and Carbon fiber
      • 12. Advanced Biofuels
      • 13. Renewable energy
      • 14. “Filling up” for the equivalent of 25 cents a gallon on electricity
      • 15. Not having to pay utility bills any more because of rooftop solar and geothermal
      • 16. Electric motorcycles that can drive for less than a penny a mile
      • 17. And many, many more
      • 18. Because most people don’t want to learn. But they do want to be entertained. (Casey Anthony Weiner)
      • 19. Key point is to take the “interesting” side of green technology, and share it!!
    • Episode 1Bright Idea
      • Easiest to do with the biggest benefit
      • 20. Energy payback in 3-6 months (so even if renting, it makes sense to do right away. You can always take with you when you leave.
      • 21. Contains less mercury than an incandescent produces from the extra electricity used from coal fired plants (shot of Stanton coal fired power plant on Alafaya)
      • 22. You can recycle them at home depot (shot at home depot recycling a bulb
      • 23. Do the energy calculation with 12 lamps in a powerstrip plugged into a kill-a-watt meter. 1st incandescent, then CFL’s. 720 watts vs 144 watts.
      • 24. save $5-$10 a year per bulb
      • 25. In Florida it is more to off set air conditioning use 10 months of the year. Double that for a 14 SEER AC to remove that heat. Shoot a 100w bulb with a temperature gun
      • 26. Porch lights or anything over 4 hours a day? Essential!! If you can only do one, do the light that’s on the most!
      • 27. Oh and CFL’s last over 4 years on average, versus 6 months for Incandescents
      • 28. So how much total on 12 bulbs which cost $20 to buy? – will save $12 a year on lightbulbs, $100 a year in lighting electricity and $150 on additional air conditioning. So in 4 years that’s over a thousand dollars!!
      • 29. Over $20 a month. They pay for themselves the first month!!
      • 30. What can I do with my old incandescents before they burn out? Save them. Use them in Attics and closets that get turned on less than an hour a month.
      • 31. Australia has made incandescent bulbs illegal, and America will too by 2014!
      • 32. Explain that Radioactive coal ash may be leaking into Orange County drinking water. Each bulb you change saves some coal ash from making it into this pile (at the site in eastern orange county. The #1 most polluting coal plant in the US according to EPA data. (Sue Sturgis report of Southern Studies)
    • Episode 2Electric Car Smackdown
      • Explain the difference between the different types of electric cars on the market right now.
      • 33. Compare price
      • 34. Compare Range
      • 35. Compare benefits/limitations of each
      • 36. Volt vs. Leaf
      • 37. Which is better? It depends on your lifestyle. Explain which is better for each.
      • 38. Single car family? Volt.
      • 39. Dual car family? Leaf
      • 40. Discuss charging options
      • 41. Do photoshoot with the hosts with both cars in a good background setting. Shots from shoot will be stills to promote show.
    • Episode 3Diesel Comparison
      • What is the difference between gasoline and diesel?
      • 42. Compare similar years VW Jetta’s
      • 43. Have them both fill up and drive to the beach to surf
      • 44. Top off before trip and top off when get back
      • 45. But fill the TDI with B100 but don’t show till later
      • 46. Compare results to original window stickers
      • 47. And compare cost.
      • 48. Why is a diesel more efficient?
    • Episode 4“I want a car that is good for the environment and doesn’t use any foreign oil. What can I do?”
      • You can go electric, but some can’t afford a new car yet.
      • 49. What are other inexpensive options to get started
      • 50. B100 biodiesel!
      • 51. What do I need?
      • 52. A diesel car, and a local biodiesel pump.
      • 53. Test 2005 Mercedes E320 CDI
    • Episode 5Veggie Ride
      • Have host get a car and do conversion herself.
      • 54. Then have her talk to restaurant owners and get them to save oil for her in the 5 gal containers.
      • 55. Watch her pour it in and drive!
      • 56. Go to restaurant with all her friends in the car and eating there.
      • 57. Show that if she can do it, so can everyone!!!
    • Episode 6How to improve the MPG on your current car
      • Side by side tests done to find what works and what doesn’t
      • 58. Compare effort or cost to benefit and mpg gain.
      • 59. Rate the “lowest hanging fruit” in order, so if someone only does a few things, they know where to begin
      • 60. Make it scientific, and coherent to understand, yet fun and upbeat. Enthusiasm about saving money at the pump needs to be the focus and create excitement.
      • 61. Discuss the additional benefits besides saving money, such as the environment, dependence on oil and the economy.
      • 62. Special guest Wayne Gerdes
    • Episode 7Electric Nautique
      • Get some pro wakeboarder, wakeskater friends together on Lake Jessamine
      • 63. Get some great shots of tricks until battery dies
      • 64. While charging go over specs, do interviews
      • 65. Have them compare it to a Gas boat. Pro’s and Cons
      • 66. Go over how it works, voltage, amp hours, total watts
      • 67. Have a BBQ then go out an do some more
      • 68. Find out voltage and add Lead Acid deep cycles as “fat sacks” to extend range. This can be an on the spot problem solving idea that we actually plan out ahead of time.
      • 69. Greg Maloon – Vice President product development Nautique.
      • 70. LTS Marine – Michel Sousy
    • Episode 81 Week Scooter Challenge
      • Hosts: Nate Flynn and Kristine Gagnier
      • 71. Can a scooter solve all your needs?
      • 72. Do you really need your car?
      • 73. 1 week challenge.
      • 74. If you have to drive the car, find out why and film it.
      • 75. Can a scooter pay for itself in under a year? You bet!
      • 76. 2nd scooter challenge – race a car to do a series of obstacles, grocery shop, drive to work, cash check at bank, busy mall, the “car” can’t find parking, lol!!
      • 77. Advantage of scooter, can park right up front everywhere. Plenty of underseat storage!!
    • Episode 9Truck/SUV Hybrids
      • People need trucks for towing
      • 78. Some people need to carry 7 passengers
      • 79. The General Motors Hybrid platform raises fuel economy from 12/18 to 20/23!! The biggest percentage of any hybrid out there!!
      • 80. Potential to save $2500 a year in fuel or $10,000 in 4 years!!
      • 81. Extra cost new is only $3500!!
      • 82. A no brainer!!!
      • 83. 5 models: 3 SUV, 2 trucks
      • 84. Escalade, Tahoe, Yukon, Silverado, GMC Sierra.
      • 85. Discuss features that allow a 70% increase in city and a 30% increase in highway mileage!!!
      • 86. It would take 5 Altima Hybrids to do the same thing
    • Episode 10Peak Power and Solar
      • How a simple solution can be a win, win situation!
      • 87. All a consumer really needs to run when not home is the refrigerator, and maybe the DVR.
      • 88. Power consumption peaks at 6 pm and is least at 4 am
      • 89. Peak power costs 3 times as much as off peak power to produce
      • 90. Give the consumer a chance to shift their usage to off peak, and pass along savings to them
      • 91. A small solar/battery backup system can provide power to a fridge for 10 hours while the homeowner is gone
      • 92. Peak power plans! I’ve been on it for 2 years! It works!!!
    • Episode 11The Battery
      • What is a battery?
      • 93. My car won’t start. How to tell if it’s the battery
      • 94. The $5 voltmeter, something every home should have
      • 95. Types of batteries, Pb, Lion, NiMh
      • 96. Deepcyclevs Starting
      • 97. Solar and batteries
      • 98. Electric cars and batteries
      • 99. Laptops, cell phones and batteries
      • 100. Fast charging vs. slow charging
      • 101. History of batteries
      • 102. Future of batteries
      • 103. The future smart grid and electric vehicle batteries
      • 104. Energy vs Power
      • 105. Lifespan and how to increase it
      • 106. Recycling
    • Episode 12Why is MPG important?
      • Environment
      • 107. Economy
      • 108. Dependence on foreign oil
      • 109. Most important to the consumer though….price.
      • 110. Gas has risen from under a dollar a gallon in 1999 to over $4.00 this year. That’s a 12 percent increase per year. Following that pattern, although gas may not stay there, it is possible we will see spikes in the $10 a gallon range this decade.
      • 111. Why do gas prices rise?Supply and Demand, and there really being no other alternative. If gas went to $16 a gallon by 2016, what would you do?
      • 112. With an ever tight growing market globally, supply disruptions from terrorism will cause unbelievable price spikes overnight.
      • 113. Interview in DC with the EIA
    • Episode 13Motorcycle MPG Tests
      • What are the least expensive motorcycles someone could purchase to save money on gas?
      • 114. How long would it take to “pay for” the motorcycle?
      • 115. Plus then you still “own” a motorcycle. So for motorcycles that are more than 10-15 years old, depreciation has already happened, payback is immediate, right?
      • 116. Do a real world mpg test on some common motorcycles, and the best mpg ones.
      • 117. Caption contest 
      • 118. Do ninja 250 R vs CBR250R test!
    • Episode 14Fiat Eco:Drive Challenge
      • Get like 10 “contestants” to all drive a set course.
      • 119. Each has a flash drive and records their trip (along with every gram of CO2 released and every gram of fuel used)
      • 120. Upload results, get recommendations from the specific tutorial which analyzes the way you drive, and gives suggestions how to drive better
      • 121. Then do the course again
      • 122. Award for:
      • 123. 1) Best Initial Driver
      • 124. 2) Most improved
      • 125. 3) Lowest overall CO2 driver
    • Episode 15BrammoEnertiaTest Week
      • Can you go a full week and use no gas at all?
      • 126. Groceries, work, play, store, etc…
      • 127. Can you find a place to plug in easily?
      • 128. Do you run out of charge?
    • Episode 16The Power of Television
      • Short episode 90 sec to 2 min
      • 129. How much power does a TV use?
      • 130. Tube, Plasma, LCD, LED, which is better?
      • 131. Can upgrading to an energy efficient LED TV actually pay for itself?
      • 132. LED TV’s produce 150 to 200 watts less heat that your AC has to remove from the house! A double whammy of inefficient TV’s! Especially in Florida!!
      • 133. Sure! Especially if anyone out there is a “TV Sleeper” lol you know who you are!
      • 134. Compare some older TV’s compared to the most efficient TV’s today as far as standby power and running power.
      • 135. Instant on? A no-no
      • 136. Backlighting! Can save 50% right there!!
      • 137. Exchange 1 large TV for new house for short ad for tv manufacturer following video
    • Episode 17Can a Single Car Battery Power Your Home?
      • Yes it can! But for how long?
      • 138. A long time if you know what items use the most energy.
      • 139. Why? So in a power outage, or thunderstorm, you can still have power.
      • 140. Test the items in a home and see how much power they use.
      • 141. Both power and daily energy.
      • 142. Show how long items can run off 1 deepcycle battery.
      • 143. Fridge, TV, Computer, Lights etc.
      • 144. Major Appliances like AC, water heater, microwave, washer/dryer
      • 145. Break down a power bill into a pie chart by appliance
      • 146. Show how long you would have to pedal a generator bike to power an item for 1 minute, run inverter to run an item for 1 minute, then have the model pedal the bike generator to recharge what was used. Start small then start using the bigger power items. For instance, she will have to bike for 30 minutes to run the air conditioner for 1 minute. Bike for only 10 seconds to power a CFL for 1 minute. Bike for 45 seconds to power an incandescent for a minute etc.
      • 147. Test battery voltage before/after to determine recharge amount.
      • 148. Teaser – Next episode we’ll show you how to build a generator bike and power your home!
    • Episode 18Chillin’
      • Focus on Air Conditioning
      • 149. Least efficient time to use AC? When it’s hottest out. i.e. 4-6 PM
      • 150. AC vs. Ceiling fan use. Could run a ceiling fan all day and use less energy than the AC for 15 min.
      • 151. Yet Ceiling fan can make you feel 6 degrees cooler. An AC running from 1-7 pm will not lower temp by 6 degrees.
      • 152. Well insulated house? Cool from 3-7 AM
      • 153. SEER ratings. What does this mean for you. How old is the AC
      • 154. Needs repair? Is it 20 years old or more? Replace It!
      • 155. Unused rooms? Shut the vents
      • 156. Changing the filter.
      • 157. Explore other ways to stay cool and save money and energy!
    • Episode 19Bikes Save CO2
      • Join with IDEAS to help promote the benefits of biking. But add a twist….Electric bikes!
      • 158. Get everyone on an electric bike. Can use human power of 250 watts and add to that 250 watts of electric to go twice as far and twice as fast as you can by pedaling.
      • 159. Make it fun, show them going pretty far in a rather short period of time. Like 20 miles in less than an hour.
    • Episode 20Washing and Drying our way to a Green Planet
      • Episode will focus on ways to save energy washing and drying clothes
      • 160. Start with the most eco friendly Energy Star horizontal washer and dryer.
      • 161. Always use cold water unless clothes soaked in oil or grease.
      • 162. Do full loads
      • 163. Use eco settings on dryer, or air dry
      • 164. Vent dryer inside in winter
      • 165. Wear outside clothes like pants and sweatshirts more than once if not dirty.
      • 166. Research more ways and discuss them
      • 167. Gas vs Electric dryer.
      • 168. Do dryer loads back to back
      • 169. Clean lint filter
      • 170. Compare energy usage of new units on the market compared to old ones. Use a kill-a-watt meter.
    • Episode 21How to Keep Food Cool on a Warming Planet
      • Episode focusing on Refrigerators
      • 171. The only essential item that must run during a peak power period
      • 172. The more efficient, the less peak power it will use.
      • 173. Keep fridge full so less warm air enters. Test the myth.
      • 174. Again use the Kill-A-Watt to do side by side tests
      • 175. Old fridges can use 3 times as much energy as new eco fridges. Test side by side!!
    • Episode 22The Micro Car Crew
      • Test best micro cars on the market
      • 176. MPG
      • 177. Price
      • 178. Focus on advantages:
      • 179. City parking
      • 180. (can perpendicular park!!)
      • 181. Garage parking
      • 182. Fun factor! Many convertible!
      • 183. Can you fit 4 micro’s in a 2 car garage?
      • 184. Make a set of games that only small cars like this could do.
      • 185. Obstacle course
      • 186. The “out of gas” ¼ mile car push race.
    • Episode 23The Hybrid Future
      • Test the best hybrids
      • 187. Compare cost
      • 188. Compare mpg
      • 189. Compare other features
      • 190. Vote best based on mpg
      • 191. Vote best based on price
      • 192. Vote on which was most fun to drive
    • Episode 24The Economic MPG crewCars that will pay you to drive a new car!!!
      • New cars under $15,000
      • 193. That also get 35 mpg or better
      • 194. Test against each other and which we like best and why
      • 195. Everyone votes separate so we can all vote different (perhaps watch can win, maybe we all vote for the same one)
      • 196. With a combined trade in value/down payment of $5000 a 5 year loan would be $166 a month and save over $200 a month in fuel!!!! What??? Why aren’t more people doing this!!!!
      • 197. Key winners: SUV/Truck owners who bought one while gas was cheap and are now suffering. And those who drive 15-20 miles or more each way to work.
      • 198. In Raleigh/Durham, it is not unusual for drivers to drive 30 miles each way to work.
    • Episode 25The ACEEE top 10 Greenest Cars in America
      • Revisit the cars we’ve already tested.
      • 199. Just test the ones that we haven’t seen yet. Hopefully can arrange the order of the episodes so that we have 4 or 5 new cars to test and no more.
    • Episode 26Watt does it mean?
      • Explain how electricity is measured on your power bill
      • 200. Very simple watts X hours = kWh
      • 201. A watt = 1 volt X 1 amp
      • 202. Explain a volt
      • 203. Explain an amp
      • 204. Build a lemon battery
      • 205. Connect a few in series, and a few in parallel to explain how volts and amps can be added. Light a few LED’s
      • 206. Do the coolest experiments to get people excited and cut it down to as fast moving as possible and the best scenes
    • Episode 27History of Energy and Prices in the US
      • 1970 was an low in prices. Excess supply, low demand, low speculation
      • 207. 3 fold rise from 1970 to 1980
      • 208. Fairly flat from 1982-1998
      • 209. From 1999 to today, another rise in electricity and oil and energy prices
      • 210. Discuss technology
      • 211. Discuss price per average income and why this is going to get higher and energy efficiency is so important today.
    • Episode 28Water Heaters: Burning up Your Wallet? Yes.
      • Right away – turn your water heater down to 120 degrees, especially if summer time
      • 212. Going on vacation or away for the weekend? Turn it to the vacation setting
      • 213. How much does a water heater really cost a month to run? How much a year?
      • 214. How much does it save turning it down 25 degrees? In a year?
      • 215. How to use less?
      • 216. Wash on cold water
      • 217. Low flow shower heads
      • 218. Add a solar preheater!
      • 219. Water heater insulation (in cold climates)
      • 220. Make a game: Water heater energy is measured for one week before hand at 4 hosts houses.
      • 221. Challenge, who can reduce it the most using the tips here.
      • 222. Winner gets a luxury low flow shower head, and everyone gets eco detergent that says cold wash special detergent!
    • Episode 29Solar Hot Water
      • Join in on an install with Jonathan Winfrey and Dioko on a Solar Thermal installation.
      • 223. Solar thermal is more efficient than a photovoltaic setup by a factor of 3-4 as far as efficiency. Especially in Florida.
      • 224. Florida freezing is not an issue, so dual system coolants are not necessary (reducing cost)
      • 225. Natural gas is more efficient than electrical resistance heating, yet most Florida homes don’t have a natural gas water heater, meaning they have the biggest opportunity for payback for 3 reasons:
      • 226. 1) It’s warmer and more sun
      • 227. 2) no freezing
      • 228. 3) offset electricity vs. nat gas
      • 229. Stoked about this project!! Trade for an at cost discount on a solar thermal on Lake Jessamine if we do the install??
      • 230. Calculate payback time by monitoring the true cost of an electric hot water heater system.
      • 231. If good do at the Kissimmee house as well!!
      • 232. Determine tax credits also!
    • Episode 30Carbon Neutral trip to the Nations Capital
      • No….not Powershift. (This time)
      • 233. This trip will be with 4 GFE/IDEAS Activists to meet with congressmen working on Green legislation, government agencies that deal with energy or the environment, and meet with leaders of the as many of the organizations we can who focus on these issues and have headquarters in Washington, D.C. - Some we may try to meet with are:
      • 234. Department of Energy
      • 235. Environmental Protection Agency
      • 236. National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
      • 237. Energy Information Administration
      • 238. Earth Day Network
      • 239. Energy Action Coalition
      • 240. Union of Concerned Scientists
      • 241. Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
      • 242. Natural Resources Defense Council
      • 243. Alliance to Save Energy
      • 244. Blue Green Alliance
      • 245. American Council On Renewable Energy
      • 246. American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
      • 247. National Biodiesel Board
      • 248. Center for American Progress
    • Episode 31Bringing renewable power to far reaches of the globe
      • Project headed by Stannon McCreary
      • 249. Goal to build an inexpensive bicycle powered generator
      • 250. Want to run sewing machines and blenders in areas where there is no power infrastructure
      • 251. Deep Cycle Battery
      • 252. Inverter
      • 253. Possibly a solar panel to charge the battery with a charge controller
      • 254. Goal of this is to build the kit, but also film the brainstorming and teamwork to tell a story on video! This is a great event that will bring people and viewers together to understand the cause.
      • 255. Film! Film! Film!!!
    • Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 32Tires
      • Focus this episode just on tires!
      • 256. Low tire pressure vs. standard tire pressure on door
      • 257. Tire pressure on door compared to max on sidewall
      • 258. Over inflating? Does it help mpg at all? What are the dangers?
      • 259. How much pressure does a tire lose each month?
      • 260. How to check tire pressure (i.e. cold un driven for 24 hours)
      • 261. Nitrogen filled?
      • 262. High mpg tires like Good Year fuel max
      • 263. All season vs. summer. Why you should never get all season for mpg
      • 264. Bigger wheels and plus one low profile tires better for fuel economy?
      • 265. Get host to figure out how to do the tire changes themselves. (will be exciting to watch)
      • 266. That’s it. An episode just about tires!
    • Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 33Speed!
      • How much does speed really matter for fuel economy? A ton! And it is more important the more unaerodynamic the vehicle is.
      • 267. Test a super low Cd (Coefficient of Drag car)
      • 268. Test a huge behemoth SUV (Excursion) – Got an mpg gauge
      • 269. Test the motorcycle
      • 270. Do accurate fuel tests at 15 mph, 25 mpg, 35 mph, 45, mph, 55 mph, 65 mph, 75 mph, and 85 mph
      • 271. Use cruise control to keep speed constant
      • 272. Might need to do this at WDW speedway
      • 273. After tests are over, plot the data and discuss the results to come up with a conclusion.
    • Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 34 Windows or AC?
      • Let’s put this issue to rest once and for all!
      • 274. At speeds over 45 mph it’s generally better to use the AC right?
      • 275. Test it!
      • 276. Also what settings are best for the AC for MPG?
      • 277. How much exactly does using the AC really hurt your gas mileage?
      • 278. Is Max cold the most efficient and turn it off 50% of the time?
      • 279. Does setting the temp halfway just mix heat into the car making it super wasteful?
      • 280. How to keep a car cooler? Tint, stick on tint, window shades
      • 281. Anything else? Solar powered exhaust fan while parked?
    • Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 35Drafting
      • Ok, so gas prices have gone sky high, and you have got to get across country to see grandma who is sick. You are almost broke and don’t know if you will make it.
      • 282. Will drafting behind a truck help?
      • 283. And if so how do you do it?
      • 284. Test drafting at 55 mph, 65 mph and 75 mph
      • 285. Test following at 3 second interval, 2 second interval, 1 second interval, ½ second interval.
      • 286. Do in a huge SUV, and in a Prius or super aerodynamic car.
      • 287. Meet a trucker at a truck stop. Have a girl on a walkie talkie talk to us from in the truck to alert us if they might stop.
      • 288. I think a trucker will enjoy the female company for a few dozen miles while we perform our fuel economy test, don’t you?
    • Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 36Idling – Zero mpg!
      • How much fuel is wasted idling?
      • 289. How much fuel is wasted in traffic jams because cars don’t have auto start-stop technology?
      • 290. How much gets used an hour?
      • 291. Do cars need to idle to warm up?
      • 292. How about in winter?
      • 293. Should I shut my car off when waiting at a drive thru?
      • 294. Advantages of hybrids
      • 295. Auto Start Stop technology that has 50% of cars in europe
      • 296. Why not in the US? Because the current EPA test doesn’t give any benefit to cars which save fuel by not wasting gas idling.
      • 297. Someone said it takes more fuel to restart a car than if it just kept running? Myth! False! Prove it!!!
      • 298. Idle for 10 minutes, then start for 30 sec, off 30 sec, start 30 sec, off 30 sec for 10 minutes, and then compare.
    • Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 37Weight Around for Nothin’
      • This one can be quick and easy
      • 299. Test how much fuel economy drops by adding 1000 pounds to a car. This can be people, weights, bottles of water, concrete bags, whatever!
      • 300. Figure out how much you can save in 4 years if you can remove 100 pounds from your car.
      • 301. Haha, saving gas might be that extra incentive to lose a few pounds!
    • Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 38Driving like a hypermiler
      • Watch waynegerdes drive
      • 302. But objective to learn to anticipate stops and start to back off the gas early
      • 303. Slow rolling stops save inertia
    • Episode 391 MPG by adding a solar panel to a gas car?
      • Let’s test it and find out!
      • 304. Goal is to keep the alternator from kicking on at all
      • 305. Solar panels charge to 14.9 Volts
      • 306. Alternator won’t kick on till 13.8
      • 307. Perfect test! Can’t wait!
    • Episode 40Congressional ProposalsFaster to save fuel!
      • Can we create incentives for people to buy fuel efficient cars by letting them drive faster?
      • 308. What???? How does this work?
      • 309. Any car that can get 40 mpg at 75 mph is allowed a 5 mph grace on the speed limit.
      • 310. Why do this? To get people out of big trucks and into smaller more fuel efficient cars.
      • 311. People like to go fast, people will choose faster if they can have it
      • 312. A small light weight car is safer at 5 mph over what a big SUV is.
      • 313. Since people will want to go faster, they will buy a car that qualifies.
      • 314. If the motorcycle can get 50 mpg at 80 mph it is allowed a 10 mph grace. This is safer for the motorcycle anyway.
      • 315. This will be a controversial topic, but that will also create interest and discussion in watching it.
    • Episode 41Getting Your Car Drunk
      • What is Ethanol?
      • 316. What is E85?
      • 317. I’ve heard mixed things, is it good or not?
      • 318. What’s the real deal?
      • 319. What are the subsidies?
      • 320. How much does a gallon of corn ethanol really cost?
      • 321. What is cellulosic ethanol?
      • 322. Can we visit a lab where they show us what it is, how it’s made, and let us take it outside and pour it in our Flex Fuel vehicle to see it work?
      • 323. Why is it so important that our cars can run on a variety of fuels instead of only one?
      • 324. Can we make our own? We can drink the mistakes?
    • Episode 42Dual fuel
      • Get an old Bi-Fuel vehicle
      • 325. Can run on both gasoline and CNG
      • 326. Or get a Honda Civic GX to test from a local dealer
      • 327. Determine how much cheaper it is to run on CNG per mile than gasoline
      • 328. Again at least this car can run on 2 fuels.
      • 329. Where to fill up with CNG
      • 330. Skype with Boone Pickens
    • Episode 4365 mph bicycle
      • Build the 65 mph bicycle we started in December
      • 331. Crystalyte 5000 watt motor
      • 332. Lithuim ion batteries in triangle pouch
      • 333. A real daily transportation solution
      • 334. Saves money
      • 335. Good exercise
      • 336. Pure Awesome!
      • 337. Should go 40-60 miles between charges.
    • Episode 44Electric Skateboard
      • Finish Reed’s skateboard
      • 338. Build a charging profile for it
      • 339. Use video from before
      • 340. 40 mph skateboard can keep up with traffic on OBT, this will be hilarious to film!!!
      • 341. Discuss the tech side on how we modded it to go more than twice as fast
      • 342. Calculate the miles per charge it will go
      • 343. Calculate the cost in electricity to go a mile
      • 344. Could this be the cheapest form of powered transport????
      • 345. Will be a fun and interesting episode.
    • Episode 45Electric Jetski
      • Build an electric Jetski
      • 346. Can wake board and wake skate on the lake for pennies of electricity instead of dollars of gas, and this way no one needs to go buy gas, you just plug in. Much easier!
      • 347. Keep at the Lake Jessamine house!
      • 348. Will create tons of attention!!
    • Episode 46Electric Riding Lawn Mower
      • Lawn movers are some of the most polluting 2 and 4 stroke engines in production.
      • 349. They are noisy and can cause hearing damage.
      • 350. Build an electric riding lawnmower with a swapable 48 volt battery pack that another can be charging or charged ready to go.
      • 351. Building items with swapable batteries is an awesome idea!!
      • 352. As long as voltage is constant. Invest in 1 set of good batteries, and then 1 backup. Never run out!
      • 353. Build wireless electric push mower first
    • Episode 47Veggie Bike
      • That’s right I want to build the worlds first vegetable oil powered motorcycle
      • 354. Big enough to tow a boat trailer (will have a trailer ball)
      • 355. Big enough to carry 4 people
      • 356. Use a volkswagen 1.9L TDI motor with a suicide shifter
    • Episode 48Hybrid Bike
      • Small gasoline engine to have long range
      • 357. Electric hub motor to go all electric for up to 25 miles
      • 358. Can use both for power and max acceleration
      • 359. Has regenerative braking to recover otherwise lost energyand extend electric range
      • 360. Using the 602 Enertrac hub motor inside a motorcycle wheel
      • 361. Already have the motor and controller
    • Episode 49Baby High Efficiency Electric
      Goal:
      • Less than 100 watt hours per mile
      • 362. Find smallest lightest rider we can find and custom build an all electric baby motorcycle for her.
      • 363. Will have brushless hub motor in the rear
      • 364. Shooting for 50-100 mile range on less than $500 in advanced lithium because of it’s superior efficiency
      • 365. Less than 200 pounds for the bike
      • 366. Less than 100 pounds for the rider for 300 pounds total.
    • Episode 50Weatherizing your Home
      • When you turn off your AC, does your house keep it’s cool for a few hours?
      • 367. Or does it feel like it starts to get hot after just a few minutes?
      • 368. If it does, your home is wasting energy, and fast.
      • 369. We will explore the methods of weatherizing a home and which have the biggest payback.
      • 370. Explore FLIR energy audits
      • 371. Energy efficient windows versus old style crank single pane windows
      • 372. Attic insulation
      • 373. South and west side overhangs and awnings, and planted trees
      • 374. Door and window seals
      • 375. Attic vents and solar fans
    • Episode 51Keeping portable devices alive on the go!
      • Explore all types of laptop and cell phone portable chargers
      • 376. Will focus on solar, but also portable power supplies
      • 377. Solar backpacks
      • 378. Solar handbags
      • 379. Test many different products
      • 380. Do reviews on them
      • 381. Rate based on cost, performance, and simplicity
    • Episode 52Wind Power:For your home? Yes.
      • Explore different types of turbines: vertical vs. horizontal
      • 382. Compare costs and output, but also consider aesthetics
      • 383. Do a cost analysis and payback estimation
      • 384. Go over the best places in the US to have home wind power: Plains, coast, lakes, mid-west corridor, etc.
      • 385. Do a self install at the Lake Jessamine house. Plenty of wind off the lake for sure!
    • Episode 53Let’s Talk Solar!
      • Solar panels can pay for themselves in 3-8 years, why aren’t the more in use?
      • 386. Federal and state tax credits up to 70% off photovoltaic systems!
      • 387. Rooftop solar keeps direct sun off your physical roof, lowering the amount of heat your air conditioner has to work
      • 388. Can provide power security in the event of outages.
      • 389. Can sell back to the grid it times of peak use to actually make money
      • 390. Do an install and determine costs, payback times and how it works.
      • 391. Perhaps work with Dicor solar on this project.
    • Episode 54Geothermal Heating and Cooling
      • The most efficient method of heating and cooling.
      • 392. Most systems pay for themselves in 2-8 years, with the systems close to a body of water having the least installation cost and also the biggest gains.
      • 393. Talk about the types of systems and how they are done
      • 394. Get a geothermal heat pump manufacturer to give a discount on a system we will install and feature on an episode.
      • 395. After it is running show the watts used with this system compared to another home and calculate the monthly savings
      • 396. Go over energy tax credits and incentives by utilities and the government.
    • Recap
      • If we view this as a whole, it may seem overwhelming
      • 397. Plan: Let’s start with just one. CFL lighting. Let’s make it the best we can, and then see how we feel about moving forward.
      • 398. If done well it will get shared, blogged, and talked about. Then the goal is to make the next one even better.
      • 399. If we keep that mentality, this project will make a huge difference with a lot of people and continue to grow
    • Data and Research on individual vehicles to follow:
      • Specifically vehicles that are interesting, offer alternative energy, or superior gas mileage.
      • 400. These will be vehicles we will like to test and feature in specific episodes
    • Motorcycles and Scooters
      • These are vehicles we should use to help provide current alternatives to gas guzzlers
      • 401. We should attempt to have these vehicles donated long term to do a thorough review and help them appear in each episode to help provide awareness for the companies that make them and show how they are practical for consumers today
      • 402. It’s quite silly actually why people feel they NEED a car when a motorcycle or scooter would satisfy 95% or more of their commuting needs.
      • 403. I don’t think we will get Americans to sell their cars in mass droves and buy motorcycles, but perhaps we can get them to buy a slightly less expensive car, and use the extra cash to buy a motorcycle or scooter, where they will save many times over in gas how much the scooter cost.
      • 404. Someone just needs to make the suggestion that it is the right thing to do, and help make it trendy. As well as do the research and make recommendations on what they should get
    • BrammoEnertia
      • $7995 before tax incentives
      • 405. 55 mph+, 40+ mile range
      • 406. 2010 Electric motorcycle of the year
      • 407. Unlike others, Made In America
      BrammoEnertia Plus
      BrammoEmpulse
      • 100 mph, 100 mile range
      • 410. $9995
    • Kawasaki Ninja 250
      • 61 mpg brand new for $4000
      • 411. Easily modified for 100 mpg
      • 412. Can get used for less than $2000
      • 413. Can carry 2 people and easy to park
      • 414. We already have it
      Kawasaki Eliminator 125
    • Stealth Mountain bikes
    • Roehr E Supersport
      • $17,995
      • 434. 100 mph, 75 mile range
      • 435. 0-60 in 4.2 seconds! Amazing!!
      • 436. AC Induction motor
      • 437. 96 Volts, 7.7kwh
      • 438. Has a less expensive model with a smaller battery pack and less range
      • 439. Also the RoehreSuperbike - $29,995
      • 440. 130+ mph
      Phoenix RS-25 125cc
      • Smallest street legal sportbike
      • 441. ¾ sized CBR1000 replica
      • 442. 65 mph
      • 443. 30” seat height
      • 444. Have at Extreme Motor Sales in Orlando FL for $2300
      • 445. Can order from World Wide Motorsports for $1540
    • Zero S
      Zero DS
    • Quantya EV01 Strada
    • Mission Motors
      • Regenerative rear braking
      • 460. Recharges fully in under 120 minutes
      • 461. Out of San Francisco, CA
      • 462. Top Speed 150 mph!!!
      • 463. 150 Miles per charge!!
      • 464. Will power wheelie at 70 mph!
      • 465. 100 kw AC Induction motor
    • Motoczysz Ep1c
      Electric Motorsport GPRS
    • Honda CBR250R
      • 70-80 mpg!!! Stock!
      • 474. Brand new for 2011
      • 475. This is exciting!
      • 476. Can’t wait to test it!
      • 477. Never before has Honda had a sportbike smaller than a 600 in the US. The Kawasaki Ninja was the only 250cc sportbike for 25 years.
      • 478. 87 mph top speed (6 mph slower than the ninja 250)
      • 479. 0-60 in 8.5 sec (ninja is 7.7)
      • 480. $3999
      • 481. Offers ABS and linked braking
      • 482. 337 pounds (20 pounds lighter than the ninja)
      • 483. Wheelbase 53.9 (ninja 55.1)
    • Flyscooter GS125
      • Seen for $1600 new
      • 484. 110 mpg!
      • 485. Top speed 58 mph
      • 486. Light weight 225 lbs.
      • 487. Definitely a solution for a lot of people in Florida
      • 488. Can ride on every road but the interstates
      Hornet SR2
    • Yamaha XF50 C3
      • 115 mpg
      • 494. $1999
      • 495. 9 Gallons of underseat storage
      • 496. Production 2007-Present
      • 497. Top speed 37 mph
      • 498. Washer removal on V-drive mod allows 43 mph
      • 499. Electronic fuel injection!
      • 500. Orlando Yamaha Kawasaki on Colonial has it.
    • Honda PCX
    • Honda Silverwing
    • Honda Vision
      Monotracer
      • Winner of the 2010 Automotive Xprize
      • 514. 100 mpg+
    • Cars
      • These are green cars that will be of interest to people and provide solutions for high gas prices and long travel.
      • 515. We will need to establish relations with the corporate media contact and facilitate the testing of the vehicles for a few days each.
      • 516. Some we can test right from the local dealer
      • 517. Once we get started as a reputable eco vehicle media organization, this process will be easy.
      • 518. Like the interviews, once we get the ball rolling, it will snowball and we will be “asked” to test cars.
      • 519. It’s all about getting the process started by doing intelligent, accurate and informative testing on a few eco vehicles by any means necessary to begin with.
    • Mitsubishi I-MiEV
      • 80 mph top speed
      • 520. 75-100 mile range
      • 521. Will be available in DC in Jan 2012
      Smart Fortwo Cabriolet
      • 33 city / 41 hwy mpg
    • Smart Fortwo electric
      • 87 mpg equivalent
      • 522. 83 mile range
      • 523. Available for rental via Hertz
      • 524. 200 wh/mile (good)
      • 525. 62 mph top speed
      • 526. 20 kW continuous (27 hp)
      • 527. 30 kW peak for 2 min (40 hp)
      • 528. 16.5 kwh li-ion battery
      • 529. Of 10 markets for release Orlando, FL is one of them.
    • Fiat 500 Cabrio
      • 31 city /38 hwy mpg
      • 530. $15,500 base price
      • 531. The new 2012 Fiat 500c with state-of-the-art eco:Drive™ Application demonstrates that an automaker’s environmental responsibility should not stop when the car leaves the production line but rather extend into the actual way customers drive their cars.
      • 532. Fiat’s eco:Drive Application collects all necessary data relating to vehicle efficiency and, through the BLUE&ME™ USB port, transmits it on to any USB memory stick. Once the driver plugs the memory stick into his or her personal computer, the system presents the driver with the Fiat 500c’s detailed environmental performance, including the CO2 emission level for each trip. In addition, FIAT’s eco:Drive Application analyzes the driver’s style and provides recommendations on how to modify his or her driving style to help reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
      • 533. Originated in Europe, Fiat’s eco:Drive Application has encouraged drivers to set challenges – CO2 reduction targets for specific journeys or over a set period of time. And as part of a global “eco:Ville” community, the system encourages all drivers to come together and pool their fuel and emissions savings to illustrate how many drivers’ individual contributions help the greater good.
    • Nissan Leaf
      • 100 mpg equivalent
      • 534. 90 mile range
      • 535. Can be rented at Hertz
      • 536. First mass produced plug in all electric car from a major manufacturer
      • 537. First models released early 2011
      Mini Cooper
      • 29 city mpg / 37 hwy mpg
      • 538. Starting at $20,100
      • 539. Roman’s friend Amy Block just bought one. Can get her to appear in episode.
    • Plug in Prius
      • Coming 2012
      • 540. There will be 5 different models
      • 541. Prius is the most popular Hybrid and a must test for the show.
      • 542. Prius C concept will be even lighter, more aerodynamic and more efficient.
    • Lexus CT 200h
      • #3 on fuel economy.gov’s top mpg vehicles (excluding the leaf and volt)
      • 543. #1 most environmentally friendly car by European fuel economy/emissions standards
      • 544. 43 city/40 hwy mpg
      • 545. $29,000 msrp
      • 546. First US sales: March 2011
      • 547. Gasoline engine uses the atkinson cycle for improved thermal efficiency by having a longer power stroke
      • 548. Same gas motor as the Prius
      • 549. 4 modes: Normal, Sport, Eco, EV
      • 550. EV mode uses electric only!! =)
      • 551. Mod it to be a plug in!
      • 552. 3rd best selling hybrid
    • Chevy Volt
      • 40 miles on electric then unlimited range of gasoline at 40 mpg!
      Toyota Camry Hybrid
      • 31 city / 35 hwy mpg
      • 553. Air Conditioner has an eco mode that uses less fuel
    • Honda Civic Hybrid
      • 2nd best selling hybrid in the US
      • 554. 2nd best on the highest fuel economy list at fueleconomy.gov’s site (excluding leaf and volt)
      • 555. Incredible engine advancements and technologies to achieve better fuel economy
      • 556. 44 city/44 hwy mpg for 2012
      • 557. 4 mpg better than 2011
      • 558. Eco Assist coach improves mpg! Makes driving a game!
    • Honda Civic HF
      • Available late 2011
      • 559. 29 city/41 hwy mpg
      Honda Civic CNG
      • Available late 2011
      • 560. Cleanest vehicle in the World 6 years in a row from the ACEEE
    • Honda CRZ Hybrid
      • 6 speed manual 31/37
      • 561. CVT 35/39
      • 562. The only manual transmission hybrid vehicle in production
      • 563. An AT-PZEV “Advanced Technology, Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle”
      • 564. 4th most popular hybrid
      • 565. Least expensive hybrid
      • 566. US Sales Sept 2010+
    • Chevy Cruze Eco
      • #8 most environmentally friendly car in the world - ACEE green book
      • 567. 1.4L turbocharged inline 4 cyl
      • 568. 6 speed manual transmission!!
      • 569. 28 city / 42 hwy mpg
      • 570. First year of production: 2011
    • Ford Focus SFE, Fiesta SFE, Fusion Hybrid
      • Ford Fiesta SFE is the #7 most environmentally friendly vehicle of 2011 according to ACEEE
      Ford C-Max Energi
      • Advanced Plug in Electric Hybrid
      • 571. Available for sale late 2012 as a 2013 model
      • 572. Should be able to test and review late 2011/early 2012
    • Ford Focus Electric
      • 2012 first model year
      • 573. Truly advanced and a necessity to test on the show
      • 574. Should be one of the most advanced vehicles to date
      • 575. The information feedback system will be a great tool for educating
    • Hyundai Elantra
      • #9 most environmentally friendly car in 2011 by ACEEE
      • 576. 29 city / 40 hwy mpg
      • 577. 6 speed manual
      Hyundai Accent
      • 30 mpg city / 40 mpg highway 2012 6 speed manual, 1.5L
      • 578. $14,195
    • Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
      • 35 city / 40 hwy mpg
      • 579. Lithium Polymer batteries versus NiMh batteries which are 30% heavier and 10% less efficient.
      Honda Insight
      • 40 city / 43 hwy mpg
      • 580. One of the first ever hybrids in 1999
      • 581. Now a 4 seater. The original was a 2 seater that was rated at 70 mpg!!!
    • Toyota Yaris
      • 29 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy
      • 582. Starting at $13,155
      Mazda 2
      • 29 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
      • 583. Starting at $14,180
    • Volkswagen Passat
      • TDI Clean Diesel
      • 584. 31 city / 43 hwy mpg
      VW Golf / Jetta
      • models that also get over 30 mpg city and over 40 mpg hwy
      Audi A3
      • Also same advanced Turbo diesel engine that also returns 30 mpg city and 42 mpg hwy
    • Lincoln MKZ
      • 41 mpg city!
      • 585. 39 mpg combined!
      • 586. SmartGuage with EcoGuide
    • Mercedes E350 Bluetec
      • Mercedes is the long term expert on diesels bottom line!
      • 587. 33 mpg hwy and fast as a rocket ship! This is an amazing car that rivals all the 18 mpg luxury competitors
      • 588. And can run on foreign oil free, environmentally friendly BIODIESEL!!!!
    • Lexus 450h Hybrid
      • 32 city / 28 highway mpg
      • 589. Since 2006
      • 590. Avg 30 mpg from an SUV=Amazing!
      • 591. Non hybrid gets 18 city
      • 592. 3 modes of eco power selection
      BMW 335d
      • 35 mpg highway
      • 593. Perhaps the fastest vehicle with the best gas mileage
      • 594. Been sold in the US since 2009
    • Ford Escape Hybrid
      • Since 2004
      • 595. 34 city/31 highway mpg
      • 596. Versus 18/25 non-hybrid
      • 597. People have converted Escapes to be Plug-In Hybrids. We should do this too!
      Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
      • 20 city / 23 hwy mpg
      • 598. Very good for an SUV!
      • 599. Tahoe Flex Fuel gets 13 city 15 combined mpg, so this hybrid is incredible!!!
    • Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
      • 20 city / 23 hwy mpg
      • 600. 33% better than non hybrid
      • 601. $3500 over non hybrid
      • 602. On 20,000 miles a year at $4 a gallon will save $2000/year in fuel
      • 603. Pays for itself in less than 2 years!!
      • 604. Not including higher resale value especially if gas prices rise!! Which they will, duh!
      • 605. Saves more gas and CO2 than if you switched from a 25 mpg car to a 60 mpg car!!!
      • 606. Best if you need V8 power
      • 607. And if you drive a lot or work out of the truck and are in it all day
      • 608. Wish they had a 6 cyl hybrid!
      • 609. Or a 6 cyl diesel hybrid!
      • 610. Or a plug in 6 cyl diesel hybrid!
      • 611. And could go up to 55 mph on all electric and plug in!
    • Toyota Highlander Hybrid
      • 28 city / 28 hwy mpg
      • 612. Versus 20 / 25 non hybrid
      • 613. And 18/24 limited highlander
      Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
      • 20 city / 23 hwy mpg
      • 614. All electric up to 40 mph
      • 615. Escalade non hybrid running E85 gets 9 mpg city, 10 mpg combined
      • 616. EPIC!!!! Must test and promote this to wannabe Escalade owners!
    • Mercedes S400 Hybrid
      • 19 city / 25 hwy mpg
      • 617. 6 cyl 3.5L 7 speed automatic
      • 618. The S class AMG gets 12/19 mpg
      Mercedes M Class
      • Can test gasoline, hybrid and diesel against each other
      • 619. The only manufacturer and model to have a hybrid and a diesel
      • 620. Gasoline ML63 11/15 mpg
      • 621. Gasoline M550 13/18 mpg
      • 622. Gasoline M350 15/20 mpg
      • 623. Bluetec ML350 18/25 mpg
      • 624. Hybrid ML450 20/24 mpg
    • Nissan Altima Hybrid
      • 33 city / 33 highway mpg
      • 625. Cop cars as Nissan Altima’s? Brilliant!!!!
      • 626. 35 mpg vs 16 mpg? More than Double! But it’s better than that. On average police cars get 11 mpg because they sit and idle so much. A hybrid doesn’t use gas at “idle”, so In fact you would save 3 times as much fuel!
      • 627. High annual mileage vehicles first! Taxi’s, postal vehicles, police cars, delivery vehicles
      • 628. CNG Hybrid school and city busses. Cleaner, airport shuttle busses. Any vehicle which is in use more than 4 hours a day. Some are in use 12 -18 hours a day. Focus on these first. UPS/Fex Ex trucks, stop and go mail delivery trucks etc…
    • Tesla Roadster
      • Fastest American car currently in production except the Chevy Corvette
      • 629. Instant Torque
      • 630. 3.7 seconds 0-60 mph
      • 631. 245 mile range
      • 632. $129,000
      • 633. 375 volt AC induction motor
      • 634. 295 lbft of torque at 0 rpm!
      • 635. Love that Green color! Go Green!
      Tesla Model S
    • Electric Nautique
      • First ever electric ski boat
      • 639. They need a way to gain interest in their product. The TV show in Orlando with Pro wakeskaters and wakeboarders is the perfect match.
      • 640. One of the best ideas to gain interest in electric vehicle technology because it is interesting and not mainstream!
      • 641. Will gain interest of many eco blogs and websites out there and make a name for Nautique and the same time.
      • 642. Perfect for Lake Jessamine. Charge with solar!
      • 643. Instead of “fat sacks” extra lead acid batteries to extend range and add wake!!! Brilliant!! We could help Nautique with real world testing and improvements with our knowledge of electrical engineering and electric vehicles.
    • People to Interview
      • These people are the best of the best in the industry
      • 644. Talking to them will get the facts, and others will be interested in hearing what they have to say.
      • 645. Also speaking to some of these people will let others in the field know we are for real and encourage them to speak as well.
      • 646. It may be a chicken an egg to start, but will snowball once it gets rolling.
    • James Woolsey
      • Former CIA Director
      • 647. Knows more than anyone how dangerous our dependence on foreign oil is.
      • 648. Part of Set America Free and the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
    • Amory Lovins
      • The first to write about the importance of energy sustainability in the mid 1970’s.
      • 649. Head of the Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado
      • 650. Can be scheduled as a university speaker through ISB on campus
      • 651. Author of “The Oil Endgame”
    • Thomas Friedman
      • NY Times columnist
      • 652. Author of Addicted to Oil Documentary on Discovery
      • 653. Author of Green: The New Red, White and Blue Documentary on Discovery
      • 654. Author of Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution And How It Can Renew America
      • 655. 3 time Pulitzer Prize winner
      • 656. Energy and Climate Expert
      • 657. we've gone from the "Cold War Era" to the "Energy-Climate Era“
      • 658. Has an in to the Discovery Channel
      • 659. Can do an exchange, we do a story on him, and he can do a story on us.
    • Joseph Romm
      • Basically the man to talk to
      • 660. American author, blogger, physicist and climate expert who concentrates on methods of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming and increasing energy security through energy efficiency, green energy technologies and green transportation technologies
      • 661. Runs the best climate change blog on the web: Climate Progress
      • 662. Also author for Grist
      • 663. Friends on Facebook
    • Anne Korin
      • Worked on 2 books with Gal Luft
      • 664. Understands dangers of dependence on foreign oil as well as almost anyone
      • 665. Works at the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
    • James Rogers
      • CEO Duke Energy
      • 666. Board Member Alliance to Save Energy
      • 667. Former Co-Chair National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
      • 668. Rogers has published numerous articles and spoken to more than 20 universities and colleges across the country on energy and environmental issues.
      • 669. He has testified 22 times on energy, environmental and other policy matters before congressional committees.
      • 670. He serves as a member of the board of directors and vice chairman of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.
      • 671. Just announced plans to build a brand new wind farm in SW Kansas, to be available to power homes by spring 2012.
      • 672. He is an environmentalist at heart and a realist on what can be done as fast as possible.
    • Steven Chu
      • Current Energy Secretary
      • 673. And in background is EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
      • 674. Both would make great interviews.
    • T. Boone Pickens
      • Wants Domestic Energy
      • 675. Knows the dangers and volatility on being reliant on imported oil
      • 676. Knows how it affects the economy
      • 677. Wants to use CNG for transportation
      • 678. Chairman of Clean Energy
      • 679. Former Chairman of the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
      • 680. Alliance with Westport Innovations NGV Conversions
      • 681. Will spend $58 million on media to help promote natural gas and the Pickens Plan.
      • 682. Worth 1.4 billion and the 328th richest person in the US
      • 683. 83 years old, born 1928
    • Dr. ArunMajumdar
      • A materials scientist, engineer, and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay graduate who formally ran the Environmental Energy Technologies Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he was also deputy director of LBNL as well as professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He was nominated to be the first director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and appointed to that position in September 2009. This position has been dubbed America's "Green Czar."
      • 684. Arun is a leading scientist is the fields of thermoelectric materials, heat and mass transfer, thermal management, and waste heat recovery. He has published several hundred papers, patents, and conference proceedings, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
    • Richard Heinberg
      • Peak Oil Expert
      • 685. Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute
      • 686. Author of a new book coming out he will want to promote this fall called “The End of Growth”
    • John Podesta
      • President of the Center for American Progress in Washington DC.
      • 687. Former White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001
      • 688. Had a key role in introducing Executive Order 12958 which led to an unprecedented effort to declassify millions of pages from the U.S. diplomatic and national security history
      • 689. In 2008, published “The Power of Progress: How America's Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country”
    • Carlos Ghosn
      • CEO Nissan
      • 690. Wants people to drive a Nissan Leaf and then talk about it
      • 691. Has been very willing to be public with film and internet TV ventures to speak with them about the Leaf
      • 692. Would be very willing to get us a Leaf and then talk to us about it on a TV show
      • 693. Brilliant ideas and insight into the future of cars and energy
    • Dr. David Greene
      • Greene is internationally known as a transportation energy expert. He has written many authoritative and influential studies on topics such as alternative fuels, oil dependence, energy transitions and vehicle fuel economy.
      • 694. Greene is a senior research staff member for the Center of Transportation Analysis with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Energy Division. His work applies interdisciplinary research findings to national transportation energy and environmental policy.
      • 695. Greene was a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council, and has been designated as a lifetime associate of the National Academies.
    • Josh Tickell
      • Producer of the movie “FUEL”
      • 696. Author of “Biodiesel America”
      • 697. Has already met with IDEAS UF
      • 698. Allow him to promote his book and movie in exchange for interview.
    • Organizations/Agencies
      • These are organizations with similar or identical interests and values.
      • 699. Great for interviews and to share the effort in promoting the environment and clean energy
    • US Energy Information Administration
      • Covers statistical analysis of energy prices, outlook, history
      • 700. The most reliable source for energy information breakdown and analysis
      • 701. Located in the Department of Energy building at 1000 Independence Ave in Washington DC.
      • 702. Encourages visits and has a outreach and communications department to speak with individuals.
      • 703. Often skipped in documentaries, but communication with them in the beginning to gain credibility and facts necessary.
      • 704. Definitely need to travel to DC to film a visit there.
      • 705. Prepare a list of hundreds of questions ahead of time.
    • Union of Concerned Scientists
      • Has a Washington DC office
      • 706. Founded in 1969
      • 707. One of the biggest concerns for them is dependence on foreign oil and the environment
      • 708. The Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
    • Institute for the Analysis of Global Security
      • Non-profit center in Washington DC focusing on energy security
      • 709. Projects include Mobility Choice and the Set America Free Coalition
      Set America Free
      • Also known as Citizens for Energy Freedom
      • 710. Encourages the production of all vehicles to be flex fuel vehicles
      • 711. Would allow the use of domestically produced ethanol or methanol of any percentage if there was a crisis.
      • 712. Founding members Anne Korin and James Woolsey
    • OurEnergyPolicy.org
      • The mission of OurEnergyPolicy.org is to facilitate substantive, responsible public dialogue on energy policy issues, and make that dialogue available as a resource to the American people, policymakers, and the media.
      • 713. Located in Washington DC
      Natural Resources
      Defense Council
      • Office in Washington DC
      • 714. DeronLovaas is the vehicles campaign director
      • 715. Since 1970
    • Blue Green Alliance
      • Apollo Alliance merger on July 1st 2011
      • 716. Has a Washington DC office
      • 717. Stated Apollo Alliance goals:
      • 718. 1.Promote advanced technology and hybrid electric cars.
      • 719. 2.Invest in more efficient factories.
      • 720. 3.Encourage high-performance building.
      • 721. 4.Increase use of energy efficient appliances.
      • 722. 5.Modernize electrical infrastructure
      • 723. 6.Expand renewable energy development.
      • 724. 7.Improve transportation options.
      • 725. 8.Reinvest in smart urban growth.
      • 726. 9.Plan for a hydrogen future.
      • 727. 10.Preserve regulatory protections.
    • Partnership for a Secure America
      • Non-profit
      • 728. Bipartisan
      • 729. Designed to create awareness of national security issues
      • 730. Supported by about 50 prominent retired individuals in national security positions
      40 MPG.org
      • Part of the Civil Society Institute think tank
      • 731. “Save money, rescue the environment, secure America – 40mpg”
      • 732. Located in Newton, MA
    • American Council on Renewable Energy
      Alliance to Save Energy
      • Located in Washington DC
      • 736. The Alliance to Save Energy is a nonprofit coalition of prominent business, government, environmental and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit the environment, the economy and national security.
      • 737. in 1977, the Alliance was established on the heels of the energy crisis sparked by the OPEC oil embargo and its aftermath.
    • ACEEE
      • American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
      • 738. “Dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.”
      • 739. Non profit 501(c)3
      • 740. Runs Greenercars.org
      • 741. Founded in 1980
      • 742. Assisting and encouraging the media to cover energy efficiency policy and technology issues
      • 743. Located in Washington DC
    • Center for American Progress
      • Public policy think tank located in Washington DC
      • 744. Founded in 2003
      • 745. Founded ClimateProgress.org in 2005 as a method of media
      • 746. Building on the achievements of progressive pioneers such as Teddy Roosevelt and Martin Luther King, our work addresses 21st-century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care.
      • 747. We develop new policy ideas, critique the policy that stems from conservative values, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter and shape the national debate.
      • 748. A Pilot should be brought directly to CAP for assistance in expansion.
    • Plug In America
      • Plug In America drives change. We accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity to reduce our nation's dependence on petroleum and improve the global environment.
      • 749. Plug In America is a coalition of RAV4-EV drivers, former lessees of Honda EV+, GM EV1, Ford Ranger and Ford Th!nk City electric cars, and advocates of energy independence and clean air. Prior to 2008, we functioned as a loose network of individuals organized around various websites like dontcrush.com and saveEV1.com. We then coalesced into a chapter of the Electric Auto Association. On January 2, 2008, Plug In America became a separate California non-profit corporation. On August 18, 2008, we became an official 501(c)(3) public charity!
    • Post Carbon Institute
      • Post Carbon Institute (PCI) is a non profit think tank which provides information and analysis on emerging responses and strategies to climate change, energy scarcity, overconsumption, economics and other issues related to sustainability and long term social resilience. Post Carbon's Fellows specialize in various fields related to the organization's mission, such as fossil fuels, food, water, and population.
      Center for Resource Solutions
      • A nonprofit based in the Presidio in San Francisco, CA that works to promote the retail renewable energy market in the United States by developing consumer-protection programs in renewable energy, greenhouse gas reductions, and energy efficiency.
    • More Electric Bikes, Electric Scooters and more to test and feature in episodes
    • 750. Ohm Electric Bikes
      • Regenerative braking from rear wheel
      • 751. Intelligent pedal assist proportionate to the riders effort
      • 752. 56 mile range!!
      • 753. Recharges 90% capacity in 20 minutes!
      • 754. 37 volt 10 AH removable pack
      • 755. Centrally mounted for excellent balance
      • 756. 350 watt motor
      • 757. Front and rear lights
      • 758. $3799 for Sport XS 750
      • 759. $3299 for Urban XU 700
      E+ Electric Bicycles
      • 36 models of E Plus bikes
      • 760. Ranging in price from $1999 to $4500
      • 761. Speeds up to 30 mph
      • 762. Batteries in the front wheel!!
      • 763. Bike folds in half for easy storage in a trunk or SUV
    • A2B Electric Bikes
      • One of the most advanced electric bike lineups in the market today
      • 764. The A2B Hybrid 24 is new in 2011
      • 765. Up to 40 mile Range
      • 766. Removable battery
      • 767. 3 E-bikes and 1 scooter
      • 768. E-bikes will have power assist to 15.5 mph (I’m sure we can hack that)
      • 769. A2B Excel scooter will go 30 mph
      • 770. Metro - $2699
      ZEV 7100 Trail
      • Z Electric Vehicle
      • 771. ZEV7100 Trail
      • 772. 100 mile range!!!
      • 773. Claims longest range electric bike
      • 774. Top Speed 74 mph!
      • 775. Sweet! Gotta test this one!!!
    • Curry eZip Electric Bikes
      • The most affordable electric bikes on the market
      • 776. EzipTrailz for sale at Target for $399 with free shipping!!!
      • 777. EzipTrailz – Retail $499
      • 778. 15 mph, 22 mile range, 7 speeds, 450 watt motor,
      • 779. Ezip Skyline – Retail $799
      • 780. 15 mph, 22 mile range, 6 speeds, 180 watt motor
      • 781. Conversion kit with plug and play battery pack – Retail $399
      Curry Izip
    • Trek Valencia+
      • $2649.99
      • 785. 40 miles at full power!
      • 786. Regenerative Rear Braking!!
      • 787. 350 watt rear hub motor
      • 788. 44 cell battery – 260 Wh
      • 789. Removable battery to recharge
      • 790. Syn Drive Computer
      • 791. 6 total Ride+ Electric models
      • 792. Available locally through David’s World Cycle
      Wisper Bikes
      • Made in the UK
      • 793. The only US Distributor is Florida E-biking in Tampa, FL
      • 794. All models are 36v and 9Ah
      • 795. 13 models
      • 796. Range in price from $1350 - $3600
    • Vectrix
      • VX1 - $11,995
      • 797. 68 mph, up to 85 mile range
      • 798. VX2 - $4295
      • 799. 30 mph, up to 55 mile range
      • 800. VX3 - $15,000 (Coming soon)
      • 801. 68 mph, up to 80 mile range
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