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Department of Defense

Put Solar on All Government Roofs when built or repaired

Roofing Projects for new government buildings and for Repairing existing government buildings is expensive, but it would Save a lot of money over time if we added Solar Panels at the same time as roof work is being contracted. The installation costs would be reduced greatly and the electrical savings would more than make up for the smaller construction cost over time and would lower our dependence on energy. It would... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Smart electric grid fed by solar/wind cells for elect vehicles

We need to build smart grids for our future use. A smart gird is one or more points where a wind or solar powered charging station is located for electric vehicle charging. An example would be a federal building parking structure for government vehicles. We could install solar panel arrays or wind turbines to harness the electricity to fuel government electric hybrid fleet vehicles.

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Department of Defense

Require the use of FEMP Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Maximum use of the DOE/FEMP ESPCs should be made mandatory (not just a recommendation) to conserve and produce as much energy as possible at all federal sites and buildings. The ESPCs provide “self-funding” and easily-authorized energy improvements but are grossly underutilized and largely unknown in the federal system. The ESPCs were established in the mid 1990s to help federal agencies, sites and buildings upgrade... more »

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Department of Energy

Sustainable Energy Technologies(SETs) use in USAID, et al pgrms

As we distribute aid to developing and post-conflict nations, ensure Sustainable Energy Technologies(SETs) (ie. non-fossil fuel resources) are introduced during re/construction. Department of Defense and its Armed Services are already serving as models for those communities. Do not let our Soldiers', Sailors', Air Force's and Marines' efforts go to waste. The resulting revenue from US contracts to provide SETs will... more »

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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Park and Rides $ Windmills

Install electric vehicle charging stations in all government parking lots, muncipally run park and rides and give HOV lane priority to electric vehicles (not hybrids). Also, install micro-wind turbines near majory freeways, as wind is always being generated by passing traffic. As well, install solar car ports at all municipally managed park and rides and government parking facilities. The money currently used to subsidize... more »

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elliminate the tax break for Photo Voltative solar.

PV solar is not economoincal in any part of the US except the South west, when you put all the cost together. Get Uncle Sam out of the Buisness of subisdizing an activity that does not make economic sense. We do not import any energy source that is converted into electirc power so this does not help our balance of payments or energy security.

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Put your money where your mouth is

There is currently a lot of "green" rhetoric coming from the government these days, and I think it should put its money where its mouth is. My plan would have the current funds being used for subsidies and tax breaks in the energy markets should be diverted towards the purchase of green technologies (ie. smart grid, solar panels, wind turbines, etc.) at federal complexes. A purchase of this size would drive down the... more »

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Department of Defense

solar water heating

Most military structures use hot water not only for bathrooms/showers, but also for heating. A properly sized/located solar water heater system could be used to heat this water year around (excluding extreme latitudes). Large aircraft hangers would be the most cost effective locations to modify first as their large roof area and abundance of sunlight (even during winter months) could supply generous amounts of solar heat... more »

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Department of Defense

Simple Solar Idea for Military Installations

Cover the roofs of large buildings on military installations with solar panels. The enormous square footage of these roofs presents an "already-in-place" platform for solar energy generation. No additional space would be required for solar farms, wind turbines (which would be impractical due to the danger posed to flight operations), etc. Just use the space we already have. This would drastically reduce the strain... more »

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solar energy container/ traincards for gov. workers/gogreenlight

If goverment employees were provided portable solar energy containers as an alternative to wall plug ins, the building would be saving a lot more energy. with this portable solar energy container it provide usb connectors, plug ins and, helps our enviroment.

In addition to that idea I also believe if goverment workers were provided with train cards it would save alot of people from polluting the air by not having to... more »

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Department of Commerce

3. Solar and Green Roofs Initiative

The Government can save millions of dollars if solar panels are installed on roofs of federal buildings. Most of these buildings have flat roofs and solar panels have increased flexibilities. Solar energy will decrease the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, which will have a direct impact in making a greener environment. If 50% of the electricity originate from other sources such as solar or wind, the... more »

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Department of Health and Human Services

Solar Roadways and Walkways

Solar Roadways are quiet and clean (ideal for military bases, eliminates unsightly powerlines, ideal for charging electric cars, can be used in remote areas, much less pollution). Also, production would create lots of green jobs. This idea can also be applied to sidewalks, walkways, playgrounds, parking lots, etc... They melt snow and ice eliminating lots of snow removal and they illuminate roads. It would be a great... more »

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Department of Defense

Wind Success, Now Solar

For the President’s inaugural SAVE Award in 2009, I submitted the concept of installing wind turbines at The Naval Undersea Warfare Center and the Naval Station Newport in Newport, Rhode Island. The location is ideally situated for wind power and I am very encouraged to see that the Navy is in discussions with local authorities about the prospect of installing wind turbines on Navy land in Newport.

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