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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:20 PM
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List Your Energy Policy
1. Start conserving more whereever possible

2. Tax large SUV's

3. If Brazil can do it, so can we

4. Get every house in the US that uses oil for heat/air to change to electricity

5. Open up solar power plants in the desert southwest AZ/NV

6. Transition every transit city bus in America from diesel to cellulite pure ethanol (Brazil)

7. Heavy research on more alternate forms of energy

8. Middle East and Africa could power the whole world with solar energy, especially China/India

9. Stop the oil speculation immediately, that is 40-60% of the oil price now

10. All government vehicles switch to electric, or pure cellulite ethanol

There are tons of ideas out there, we must do these immediately
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:23 PM
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1. Tax credits for purchasing fuel-efficient automobiles...
Reversing George "I want to do something about global warming" Bush's tax credits of up to $100,000 on gas-guzzling SUVs and Hummers...
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:24 PM
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2. you hit big ones; a couple of top of my head
Water conservation - lots of energy goes into treatment of water before and after use.

Local food - generally better on energy though not always. I was baffled in the grocery store the other day by conventional apple juice from China, and organic from Turkey. How on earth can those be economically feasible, much less environmentally reasonable (I live in upstate NY - apple country!)

Research and investment into solar panel technology, subsidies, something...
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:25 PM
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3. One trillion dollars a year to get us off oil altogether, as soon as fucking possible.
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 01:26 PM by cliffordu
Petroleum is going to kill us all.


Edit for:

SOLAR NOW! SOLAR NOW! SOLAR NOW!
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:32 PM
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4. Incentives to switch to geothermal home HVAC Systems
Tax breaks to start seeing economies of scale in personal Solar Electric hardware

Reform Oil Markets

Invade Venezuela, Iran, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Norway, especially Norway......

No gas for vehicles still having "W" bumper stickers



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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:35 PM
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5. Read Al Gore's books on the environment and on Bush and follow
his lead. Gore has really sussed this out over 20+ years.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:35 PM
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6. Home, business, and civic solar arrays and wind power;
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 01:36 PM by roody
electricity is lost in transmission over distance.
I'm sick of this too expensive crap; my solar array cost half of what my car cost.
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iamthebandfanman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:35 PM
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7. nationalisation of all oil companies
followed by all profits going to alternative fuel production and research.
thus creating reliable clean energy and reliable steady jobs.

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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:23 PM
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8. Tax credits for installing solar panels on private residences and businesses. nt
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