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Department of Defense

Desert is where sun shines and wind blows; why burn diesel?

When I deployed to the Middle East, I found large fields of nasty diesel electric generators powering our base (and many, many air conditioners) spewing out God-knows-what while requiring a constant supply of fuel. Fuel delivery costs loads more than stateside, because of security measures. However, the desert has an abundance of both wind and sunlight.
The cost scale most certainly will tip toward the renewables when... more »

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Decrease Railroad Fuel Costs by Better Using Bessler Principle

Government railroad transportation costs can be reduced by reducing the fuel costs for railroad transportation with greater use of the Bessler principle. The URL CSX.com indicates that they get nearly 500 miles/gallon for moving a ton of freight by rail. They can get large fuel economies because they use the Bessler principle. Railroad fuel costs can be further reduced (with greater use of the Bessler principle) by... more »

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Department of the Interior

Let the light shine in!

LET THE LIGHT SHINE IN!

Like most government workers I spend my time behind my desk bathed in fluorescent light. I would propose the possibility of when light bulbs burn out that the replacement ones are a more user friendly color. Fluorescent lights are depressing because they have a cooler color temperature than the sun. Everyone is happier when bathed by the sun and not a fluorescent light!

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