The Energy Farms’ Energy Digest

Newsletter

By

The Energy Farms Group

http://www.energyfarms.org

February, 2006

Vol. 4 No. 02

 

  

 

This newsletter promotes energy independence, independent living and environmental stewardship.

 

This months Editorial

 

Comments

 

 

The Idea in brief

 

We want to encourage the development and support of Renewable Electric sites distributed along the power grid to:

-         Reduce Pollution and health costs incurred from fossil fuels

-         Provide jobs

-         Reduce the impact of any terrorism

-         Reduce the need for military actions to guard oil supplies

-         Become energy independent

-         Greater availability of electric and less outages

-         Lower and more stable electrical costs

-         Promote it as a stable independent family small business

-         Broaden the tax base in rural areas

-         Help encourage research for electrical energy for the world

 

Contents this issue:                                                                                    

 

                                                            New Section(s) in RED

 

Product Of The Month 

(In Editorial section)

 

 

 

IMPORTANT READER ACTION

 

 

Support Solar Energy Tax Credits

 

 

             

           

 

Jobs in the Energy Field

           

Jobs in the Energy Fields

 

Latest News and Articles

           

Latest News

 

            Recent articles – Latest articles related to our goals

 

            Friends (companies and groups that just joined in with us)

 

Newsletters

 

Energy Sites and Information

           

Sample Sites for Solar, Wind, Micro-Hydro, Geothermal and Biomass

 

            Wind Products

 

            Hydro-Power Quiz

 

RE-Communities and Developments

 

            Tour Energy Sites

 

            Components

 

            Conservation

 

Groups

 

RE Pictures – From the National Renewable Energy Lab.

 

Greenwatch

 

 

Additional Permanent Sections

 

Politics

Outages

The Energy Farms Gear

Solar

Wind

Inverters

Charge Controllers

Batteries

 

CHALLENGES

           

The Manufactures/Dealers $200,000 - $500,000 Challenge – Promote and sell your solution(s)

 

            Financial Challenge

           

           

Financial

           

US Banks – A list of US banks along with a link to The World Bank

 

            Venture – Venture Capital Companies

 

            Additional Financial Planning – A liaison effort between the seekers and money suppliers.

 

            Master Contract – Edison Electric Institute’s

 

            Team with NON-Profit

 

Legislation, Government Contacts

           

Legislation

 

            Government

                        Federal

                        State – We also started a new section for state information and need representatives to send in reports.

                                    See States….

                        Local

           

The Grid – Interstate Renewable Energy Council

 

            DOE's Clean Cities Program

 

            State Activities – New section looking for correspondents from each state to send in latest information.

 

Promote The Effort of Changing the World

 

Brochure - A simple brochure you can print and distribute to support the Energy and Environmental issues

 

            Presentations – A page dedicated to adding presentations and links to appropriate presentations

 

            Alternate Fuels Data Center – Information on alternate fuels

 

            Financial Planning – Banks, Start up funding, and venture capital companies interested in RE

 

            Suggested Actions - Things you can do to support the project!

 

Awards – We plan on sending out an awards certificate to people/groups/organizations/companies that have contributed to the promotion of Energy Farms or Renewable Energy.  There is no timetable or limits on the number.  We are following the Dr. W. Edwards Deming concept of continuous improvements and not the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award of just rewarding the top performer. Please feel free to send in your candidates along with a brief description as to why we should consider them.

 

Misc.

           

Shops – Renewable Energy Sales

 

            FOR SALE – RE products

                       

Sponsorship

           

 Sponsors

 

Financial

           

Energy Foundations – A list of Foundations interested in renewable energy.

 

            Grant Information – Public and Private sector grants funding sources

 

Conservation

           

Phantom Loads – Do you really KNOW your electric device is OFF or just SLEEPING?

 

Education

         

RE Education – Learn about electric and a possible career

 

Questions, Answers, Feedback and Events

           

Product Feedback Section – Have you used a RE product and would like to tell us your experiences.

 

            The “Q” Page – The question to the readers, and from the readers (FAQs’ and  Qs’ and As’)

 

            Contacts

 

            Feedback

 

            Events / Fairs – RE happenings

 

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