Department of Energy
I am an American Airman, Electrician, author and inventor. I have submitted my designs for review through the United States Air Force (AFMCLO/JAZ) Intellectual properties law office at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. AFD 1124 “SHAW” and I am currently waiting for the final determination of rights.... more »
For both trips (one private, one business) a compact car had been reserved for me, but when I got to the counter all they could give me was an SUV. I got it at the same daily rate, but when I brought it back, I had to put about $60-70. of gas in the tank to return it full due to the low mpg... more »
Travel Regs allow $4/day up to $12/week for calls home on travel. Many travelers have Blackberrys or govt phones, but not allowed for personal use. Allow Blackberry/gov phone users to call home on their Blackberries/gov phones when on travel, and disallow the $4/day $12/week allowance for travellers who have Blackberries/gov phones.
Allowing thumbs down would enable people to add narrative as to why something might not work.
e.g., Recycling. If there is no market demand for plastics, paying someone to pick up and/or store plastic (with $0 market value due to high transportation costs to foreign countries), then recycling plastic has no purpose.
On the other hand, creating a market in the U.S... more »
Install smart meters in all federal buildings with 2,000+ employees. To start, narrow this down to those with highest utility loads first.
Incentive employees to car pool by offering a day off from work for car pool miles. If a group of employee save 50,000 mile in one year they each get one day off with pay.
Empower office managers to manage energy usage by their office, where smart meters are installed. Each office will then be aware of their usage and can prioritize how to minimize their energy load, particularly during summer months. Employees will feel ownership and some level of control over their energy usage and environmental footprint.