Executive Office of the President

How to Produce Hydrogen On-Demand Instead of Storing It

We can use the device in U.S. Patent No. 4,936,961 to make hydrogen on-demand from water. The benefit is that 1) the fuel is plain water (no electrolytes added), 2) it eliminates the need for heavy, expensive hydrogen storage tanks, 3) it uses very little electrical current, 4) Device was featured in Part III of the 1998 BBC documentary “It Runs on Water” with Arthur C. Clarke.

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Department of Defense

Consolidate Data Centers

Consolidate and eliminate duplicative Government data centers and server infrastructure at the Federal level rather than the Department/Agency level. By more efficiently using excess data center facility and hardware capacity that currently exists within each agency, the Government will save the taxpayer millions in new server hardware investments (to include new equipment and life-cycle refresh of old equipment), annual ...more »

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Making Radioactive Waste Safe and Saving Money to Boot

I suggest you instruct the Department of Energy (DOE) to immediately employ the process of Nuclear Remediation to make spent nuclear fuel non-radioactive and safe. The process was developed by Paul Brown, PhD and involves bombarding nuclear waste with specific types of energy to cause it to release its stored energy and become a nonradioactive, safe substance in the process. The savings would be all the money we currently ...more »

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Department of Defense

Lower the voltage to save energy

Lower the voltage on the "electrical services" to buildings to save energy, on DOD Activities that operate and maintain their Electrical Utility Systems". Taking each building separately and lowering the tap connections or a manual selector "tap changer" adjustments at the "pad" or "pole" mount transformers that provide the electrical service to the buildings. As the voltage is decreased- the current or amperage will ...more »

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Department of Energy

Smart Power Strips in all Federal Government Facility made mandatory

I suggest that we issue a directive to install "smart strips" on every power outlet (minus critical systems that need to remain on 24hrs such as medical devices, refrigeration systems, etc) in all federal buildings. First, "smart strips" are power strips that turn power completly off when it detects no activity. The Federal Gov't wastes a lot of money by leaving computers, printers, copiers, radio's, tv's, fans, speakers, ...more »

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Solar Panels on all Government Buildings

Put Solar Panels on all government buildings. It will stimulate the economy and save energy in the process.

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Office of Personnel Management

Kill the Jacket and Tie and Save Energy

In an effort to cut energy costs, relax the jacket and tie culture of government offices to allow for office buildings to have the thermostat set at 72 deg F or higher during the summer. Most desktop computers do not need to be cooled at 69 deg F. Conference rooms could be set at a cooler temp when in use but general office spaces are often chilly and require sweaters or jackets during the day, even when it is 90 deg ...more »

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Revist the prison island solution as it worked with Australia. We could use Mars.

Australia is a unique among the nations of the world because it originated as a prison island. In the 17th and 18th century the British took their common criminals and other prisoners halfway across the world to Australia. There they would leave them with some supplies, and the prisoners, all alone, began to cultivate the island. Also many of the prisoners became shepherds. They began to raise many, many sheep. Sheep ...more »

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Shutdown HVAC to unused rooms

Identify and shutdown cooling/heating to unused or seldom used spaces, such as storage lockers, broom closets, outbuildings, etc.

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Shutdown HVAC to unused rooms

Identify and shutdown cooling/heating to unused or seldom used spaces, such as storage lockers, broom closets, outbuildings, etc.

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Shut down PCs

Enforce a shutdown policy of all desktop computers that are not active and in use at the end of normal working hours (implement in software, no human interaction required). All modern PCs can be woken up remotely to run updates, etc and shut down again. This will not only save electricity, but make our networks less vulerable to attack.

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