GFE/IDEAS Web Series<br />“The low hanging fruit of money saving energy efficiency tips and technologies whipped into in an easy to digest, time saving video smoothie”<br />
GFE/IDEAS Web series<br />Goals:<br /><ul><li>Provide a series of videos, short , easy to watch, packed with information, and appealing enough to share and generate interest.
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.
Need a dedicated team to come up with interesting content, factual information, filming talent, and on screen talent.
A stepping stone to a full television series on either a major network, or a Discovery Communications channel, such as Planet Green
Discuss issues that are important, and can make a big difference, but that seem to not be getting enough attention and discussion
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.
Ultimate goal is to make a difference in reducing dependence on foreign oil, helping the environment, and boosting the US economy.</li></li></ul><li>Why a Web and/or TV Series?<br /><ul><li>The premise works on the fact that the technologies, vehicles, and advancements are in fact really interesting $h1t!
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
Porch lights or anything over 4 hours a day? Essential!! If you can only do one, do the light that’s on the most!
Oh and CFL’s last over 4 years on average, versus 6 months for Incandescents
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!!
Over $20 a month. They pay for themselves the first month!!
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.
Australia has made incandescent bulbs illegal, and America will too by 2014!
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)</li></li></ul><li>Episode 2Electric Car Smackdown<br /><ul><li>Explain the difference between the different types of electric cars on the market right now.
Do photoshoot with the hosts with both cars in a good background setting. Shots from shoot will be stills to promote show.</li></li></ul><li>Episode 3Diesel Comparison<br /><ul><li>What is the difference between gasoline and diesel?
Why is a diesel more efficient?</li></li></ul><li>Episode 4“I want a car that is good for the environment and doesn’t use any foreign oil. What can I do?”<br /><ul><li>You can go electric, but some can’t afford a new car yet.
What are other inexpensive options to get started
Most important to the consumer though….price.
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.
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?
With an ever tight growing market globally, supply disruptions from terrorism will cause unbelievable price spikes overnight.
Interview in DC with the EIA</li></li></ul><li>Episode 13Motorcycle MPG Tests<br /><ul><li>What are the least expensive motorcycles someone could purchase to save money on gas?
How long would it take to “pay for” the motorcycle?
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?
Do a real world mpg test on some common motorcycles, and the best mpg ones.
Exchange 1 large TV for new house for short ad for tv manufacturer following video </li></li></ul><li>Episode 17Can a Single Car Battery Power Your Home?<br /><ul><li>Yes it can! But for how long?
A long time if you know what items use the most energy.
Why? So in a power outage, or thunderstorm, you can still have power.
Test the items in a home and see how much power they use.
Major Appliances like AC, water heater, microwave, washer/dryer
Break down a power bill into a pie chart by appliance
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.
Test battery voltage before/after to determine recharge amount.
Teaser – Next episode we’ll show you how to build a generator bike and power your home!</li></li></ul><li>Episode 18Chillin’<br /><ul><li>Focus on Air Conditioning
Least efficient time to use AC? When it’s hottest out. i.e. 4-6 PM
AC vs. Ceiling fan use. Could run a ceiling fan all day and use less energy than the AC for 15 min.
Yet Ceiling fan can make you feel 6 degrees cooler. An AC running from 1-7 pm will not lower temp by 6 degrees.
Explore other ways to stay cool and save money and energy!</li></li></ul><li>Episode 19Bikes Save CO2<br /><ul><li>Join with IDEAS to help promote the benefits of biking. But add a twist….Electric bikes!
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.
Make it fun, show them going pretty far in a rather short period of time. Like 20 miles in less than an hour.</li></li></ul><li>Episode 20Washing and Drying our way to a Green Planet<br /><ul><li>Episode will focus on ways to save energy washing and drying clothes
Start with the most eco friendly Energy Star horizontal washer and dryer.
Always use cold water unless clothes soaked in oil or grease.
Compare energy usage of new units on the market compared to old ones. Use a kill-a-watt meter.</li></li></ul><li>Episode 21How to Keep Food Cool on a Warming Planet<br /><ul><li>Episode focusing on Refrigerators
The only essential item that must run during a peak power period
The more efficient, the less peak power it will use.
Keep fridge full so less warm air enters. Test the myth.
Again use the Kill-A-Watt to do side by side tests
Old fridges can use 3 times as much energy as new eco fridges. Test side by side!!</li></li></ul><li>Episode 22The Micro Car Crew<br /><ul><li>Test best micro cars on the market
Test against each other and which we like best and why
Everyone votes separate so we can all vote different (perhaps watch can win, maybe we all vote for the same one)
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!!!!
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.
In Raleigh/Durham, it is not unusual for drivers to drive 30 miles each way to work. </li></li></ul><li>Episode 25The ACEEE top 10 Greenest Cars in America <br /><ul><li>Revisit the cars we’ve already tested.
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.</li></li></ul><li>Episode 26Watt does it mean?<br /><ul><li>Explain how electricity is measured on your power bill
Connect a few in series, and a few in parallel to explain how volts and amps can be added. Light a few LED’s
Do the coolest experiments to get people excited and cut it down to as fast moving as possible and the best scenes</li></li></ul><li>Episode 27History of Energy and Prices in the US <br /><ul><li>1970 was an low in prices. Excess supply, low demand, low speculation
Discuss price per average income and why this is going to get higher and energy efficiency is so important today.</li></li></ul><li>Episode 28Water Heaters: Burning up Your Wallet? Yes.<br /><ul><li>Right away – turn your water heater down to 120 degrees, especially if summer time
Going on vacation or away for the weekend? Turn it to the vacation setting
How much does a water heater really cost a month to run? How much a year?
How much does it save turning it down 25 degrees? In a year?
Make a game: Water heater energy is measured for one week before hand at 4 hosts houses.
Challenge, who can reduce it the most using the tips here.
Winner gets a luxury low flow shower head, and everyone gets eco detergent that says cold wash special detergent!</li></li></ul><li>Episode 29Solar Hot Water<br /><ul><li>Join in on an install with Jonathan Winfrey and Dioko on a Solar Thermal installation.
Solar thermal is more efficient than a photovoltaic setup by a factor of 3-4 as far as efficiency. Especially in Florida.
Florida freezing is not an issue, so dual system coolants are not necessary (reducing cost)
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:
Determine tax credits also!</li></li></ul><li>Episode 30Carbon Neutral trip to the Nations Capital<br /><ul><li>No….not Powershift. (This time)
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:
All season vs. summer. Why you should never get all season for mpg
Bigger wheels and plus one low profile tires better for fuel economy?
Get host to figure out how to do the tire changes themselves. (will be exciting to watch)
That’s it. An episode just about tires!</li></li></ul><li>Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 33Speed!<br /><ul><li>How much does speed really matter for fuel economy? A ton! And it is more important the more unaerodynamic the vehicle is.
Test a super low Cd (Coefficient of Drag car)
Test a huge behemoth SUV (Excursion) – Got an mpg gauge
After tests are over, plot the data and discuss the results to come up with a conclusion.</li></li></ul><li>Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 34 Windows or AC?<br /><ul><li>Let’s put this issue to rest once and for all!
At speeds over 45 mph it’s generally better to use the AC right?
Also what settings are best for the AC for MPG?
How much exactly does using the AC really hurt your gas mileage?
Is Max cold the most efficient and turn it off 50% of the time?
Does setting the temp halfway just mix heat into the car making it super wasteful?
How to keep a car cooler? Tint, stick on tint, window shades
Anything else? Solar powered exhaust fan while parked?</li></li></ul><li>Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 35Drafting<br /><ul><li>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.
Test following at 3 second interval, 2 second interval, 1 second interval, ½ second interval.
Do in a huge SUV, and in a Prius or super aerodynamic car.
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.
I think a trucker will enjoy the female company for a few dozen miles while we perform our fuel economy test, don’t you?</li></li></ul><li>Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 36Idling – Zero mpg!<br /><ul><li>How much fuel is wasted idling?
How much fuel is wasted in traffic jams because cars don’t have auto start-stop technology?
Auto Start Stop technology that has 50% of cars in europe
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.
Someone said it takes more fuel to restart a car than if it just kept running? Myth! False! Prove it!!!
Idle for 10 minutes, then start for 30 sec, off 30 sec, start 30 sec, off 30 sec for 10 minutes, and then compare.</li></li></ul><li>Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 37Weight Around for Nothin’<br /><ul><li>This one can be quick and easy
Test how much fuel economy drops by adding 1000 pounds to a car. This can be people, weights, bottles of water, concrete bags, whatever!
Figure out how much you can save in 4 years if you can remove 100 pounds from your car.
Haha, saving gas might be that extra incentive to lose a few pounds!</li></li></ul><li>Mini MPG SeriesEpisode 38Driving like a hypermiler<br /><ul><li>Watch waynegerdes drive
But objective to learn to anticipate stops and start to back off the gas early
Slow rolling stops save inertia</li></li></ul><li>Episode 391 MPG by adding a solar panel to a gas car?<br /><ul><li>Let’s test it and find out!
Goal is to keep the alternator from kicking on at all
Perfect test! Can’t wait!</li></li></ul><li>Episode 40Congressional ProposalsFaster to save fuel!<br /><ul><li>Can we create incentives for people to buy fuel efficient cars by letting them drive faster?
Go over the best places in the US to have home wind power: Plains, coast, lakes, mid-west corridor, etc.
Do a self install at the Lake Jessamine house. Plenty of wind off the lake for sure!</li></li></ul><li>Episode 53Let’s Talk Solar!<br /><ul><li>Solar panels can pay for themselves in 3-8 years, why aren’t the more in use?
Federal and state tax credits up to 70% off photovoltaic systems!
Rooftop solar keeps direct sun off your physical roof, lowering the amount of heat your air conditioner has to work
Can provide power security in the event of outages.
Can sell back to the grid it times of peak use to actually make money
Do an install and determine costs, payback times and how it works.
Perhaps work with Dicor solar on this project.</li></li></ul><li>Episode 54Geothermal Heating and Cooling<br /><ul><li>The most efficient method of heating and cooling.
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.
Talk about the types of systems and how they are done
Get a geothermal heat pump manufacturer to give a discount on a system we will install and feature on an episode.
After it is running show the watts used with this system compared to another home and calculate the monthly savings
Go over energy tax credits and incentives by utilities and the government.</li></li></ul><li>Recap<br /><ul><li>If we view this as a whole, it may seem overwhelming
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.
If done well it will get shared, blogged, and talked about. Then the goal is to make the next one even better.
If we keep that mentality, this project will make a huge difference with a lot of people and continue to grow</li></li></ul><li>Data and Research on individual vehicles to follow:<br /><ul><li>Specifically vehicles that are interesting, offer alternative energy, or superior gas mileage.
These will be vehicles we will like to test and feature in specific episodes</li></li></ul><li>Motorcycles and Scooters<br /><ul><li>These are vehicles we should use to help provide current alternatives to gas guzzlers
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
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.
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.
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</li></li></ul><li>BrammoEnertia<br /><ul><li>$7995 before tax incentives
Once we get started as a reputable eco vehicle media organization, this process will be easy.
Like the interviews, once we get the ball rolling, it will snowball and we will be “asked” to test cars.
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.</li></li></ul><li>Mitsubishi I-MiEV<br /><ul><li>80 mph top speed
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.
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.
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.</li></li></ul><li>Nissan Leaf<br /><ul><li>100 mpg equivalent
First year of production: 2011</li></li></ul><li>Ford Focus SFE, Fiesta SFE, Fusion Hybrid<br /><ul><li>Ford Fiesta SFE is the #7 most environmentally friendly vehicle of 2011 according to ACEEE </li></ul>Ford C-Max Energi<br /><ul><li>Advanced Plug in Electric Hybrid
Now a 4 seater. The original was a 2 seater that was rated at 70 mpg!!!</li></li></ul><li>Toyota Yaris<br /><ul><li>29 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy
Starting at $13,155</li></ul>Mazda 2<br /><ul><li>29 mpg city / 35 mpg hwy
Starting at $14,180</li></li></ul><li>Volkswagen Passat<br /><ul><li>TDI Clean Diesel
31 city / 43 hwy mpg</li></ul>VW Golf / Jetta <br /><ul><li>models that also get over 30 mpg city and over 40 mpg hwy</li></ul>Audi A3<br /><ul><li>Also same advanced Turbo diesel engine that also returns 30 mpg city and 42 mpg hwy</li></li></ul><li>Lincoln MKZ<br /><ul><li>41 mpg city!
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!
High annual mileage vehicles first! Taxi’s, postal vehicles, police cars, delivery vehicles
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…</li></li></ul><li>Tesla Roadster<br /><ul><li>Fastest American car currently in production except the Chevy Corvette
Available 2012</li></li></ul><li>Electric Nautique<br /><ul><li>First ever electric ski boat
They need a way to gain interest in their product. The TV show in Orlando with Pro wakeskaters and wakeboarders is the perfect match.
One of the best ideas to gain interest in electric vehicle technology because it is interesting and not mainstream!
Will gain interest of many eco blogs and websites out there and make a name for Nautique and the same time.
Perfect for Lake Jessamine. Charge with solar!
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.</li></li></ul><li>People to Interview<br /><ul><li>These people are the best of the best in the industry
Talking to them will get the facts, and others will be interested in hearing what they have to say.
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.
It may be a chicken an egg to start, but will snowball once it gets rolling.</li></li></ul><li>James Woolsey<br /><ul><li>Former CIA Director
Knows more than anyone how dangerous our dependence on foreign oil is.
Part of Set America Free and the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security</li></li></ul><li>Amory Lovins<br /><ul><li>The first to write about the importance of energy sustainability in the mid 1970’s.
Head of the Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado
Can be scheduled as a university speaker through ISB on campus
Author of “The Oil Endgame”</li></li></ul><li>Thomas Friedman<br /><ul><li>NY Times columnist
Author of Addicted to Oil Documentary on Discovery
Author of Green: The New Red, White and Blue Documentary on Discovery
Author of Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution And How It Can Renew America
Can do an exchange, we do a story on him, and he can do a story on us.</li></li></ul><li>Joseph Romm<br /><ul><li>Basically the man to talk to
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
Runs the best climate change blog on the web: Climate Progress
Former Chairman of the Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
Alliance with Westport Innovations NGV Conversions
Will spend $58 million on media to help promote natural gas and the Pickens Plan.
Worth 1.4 billion and the 328th richest person in the US
83 years old, born 1928</li></li></ul><li>Dr. ArunMajumdar<br /><ul><li>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."
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.</li></li></ul><li>Richard Heinberg<br /><ul><li>Peak Oil Expert
Author of a new book coming out he will want to promote this fall called “The End of Growth”</li></li></ul><li>John Podesta<br /><ul><li>President of the Center for American Progress in Washington DC.
Former White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton from 1998 to 2001
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
In 2008, published “The Power of Progress: How America's Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country”</li></li></ul><li>Carlos Ghosn<br /><ul><li>CEO Nissan
Wants people to drive a Nissan Leaf and then talk about it
Has been very willing to be public with film and internet TV ventures to speak with them about the Leaf
Would be very willing to get us a Leaf and then talk to us about it on a TV show
Brilliant ideas and insight into the future of cars and energy</li></li></ul><li>Dr. David Greene<br /><ul><li>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.
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.
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.</li></li></ul><li>Josh Tickell<br /><ul><li>Producer of the movie “FUEL”
Allow him to promote his book and movie in exchange for interview.</li></li></ul><li>Organizations/Agencies<br /><ul><li>These are organizations with similar or identical interests and values.
Great for interviews and to share the effort in promoting the environment and clean energy</li></li></ul><li>US Energy Information Administration<br /><ul><li>Covers statistical analysis of energy prices, outlook, history
The most reliable source for energy information breakdown and analysis
Located in the Department of Energy building at 1000 Independence Ave in Washington DC.
Encourages visits and has a outreach and communications department to speak with individuals.
Often skipped in documentaries, but communication with them in the beginning to gain credibility and facts necessary.
Definitely need to travel to DC to film a visit there.
Prepare a list of hundreds of questions ahead of time.</li></li></ul><li>Union of Concerned Scientists<br /><ul><li>Has a Washington DC office
One of the biggest concerns for them is dependence on foreign oil and the environment
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.</li></li></ul><li>Institute for the Analysis of Global Security<br /><ul><li>Non-profit center in Washington DC focusing on energy security
Projects include Mobility Choice and the Set America Free Coalition</li></ul>Set America Free<br /><ul><li>Also known as Citizens for Energy Freedom
Encourages the production of all vehicles to be flex fuel vehicles
Would allow the use of domestically produced ethanol or methanol of any percentage if there was a crisis.
Founding members Anne Korin and James Woolsey</li></li></ul><li>OurEnergyPolicy.org<br /><ul><li>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.
Located in Washington DC</li></ul>Natural Resources <br />Defense Council<br /><ul><li>Office in Washington DC
DeronLovaas is the vehicles campaign director
Since 1970</li></li></ul><li>Blue Green Alliance<br /><ul><li>Apollo Alliance merger on July 1st 2011
501(c)3</li></ul>Alliance to Save Energy<br /><ul><li>Located in Washington DC
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.
in 1977, the Alliance was established on the heels of the energy crisis sparked by the OPEC oil embargo and its aftermath.</li></li></ul><li>ACEEE<br /><ul><li>American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
“Dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection.”
Founded ClimateProgress.org in 2005 as a method of media
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.
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.
A Pilot should be brought directly to CAP for assistance in expansion.</li></li></ul><li>Plug In America<br /><ul><li>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.
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!</li></li></ul><li>Post Carbon Institute<br /><ul><li>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. </li></ul>Center for Resource Solutions <br /><ul><li>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. </li></li></ul><li>More Electric Bikes, Electric Scooters and more to test and feature in episodes<br />
Ohm Electric Bikes<br /><ul><li>Regenerative braking from rear wheel
Intelligent pedal assist proportionate to the riders effort
68 mph, up to 80 mile range</li></li></ul><li>Work in progress<br />Current status as of 7/13/11 4:45 AM<br />Revisions, edits, additions, and deletions to come.<br />Had to keep under 100MB to upload, so had to remove over 100 slides to upload, but you can get the idea.<br />Uploading for sharing with Roman, Chris, Hank, Sam, Julian, Graham and any others who wish to share IDEAS on this project concept.<br />All comments, likes, dislikes, criticism and recommendations welcome!<br />