Campaign: Department of Energy

Coal liqification/gasification

The US has over 1/5 of the world's coal reserves. Coal liquification/gasification technology is proven. Most of the infrastructure for this technology is in place or can be modified for its use. The military has already proven aircraft can run on this kind of fuel. This technology reduces our dependence on other nations for our fuel needs, and puts Americans to work. Between ethanol and coal, we should be able to ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Four day work week saves

Save commuting by reducing the numbers of work days per week. Whenever possible permit government offices to organize employees into 4 day work weeks (10 hours a day). Half the organization would begin their work week on Monday ending Thursday evening. The other half would begin their work week on Tuesday, ending Friday. This would reduce fuel consumption by 20% per commuter. This would save every commuter 20% in ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Government Bicycles!

I just heard about the “SAVE,” award today. I wish that I would have had more time to better breakdown my ideas but they are both fairly simple. Idea #1: I work for the United States Army Garrison Schweinfurt. It is a great military community. Our community is a little spread out on several sites. I think it would be a wonderful idea to have a government bicycle system for making trips between the sites. Since we are ...more »

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Campaign: Executive Office of the President

Mow and remove unwanted vegetation with sheep and goats where possible

Mow and remove unwanted vegetation with sheep and goats where possible. Natural vegetation removal through the use of sheep and goats wherever possible is something that could save the government millions annually, reduce pollution, maintenance, gas and oil requirements, while producing lean, healthy protein that needs to be purchased on a regular basis by the government anyway. With advances in portable electric netting ...more »

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Campaign: General Services Administration

Use The Most Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Available For The Application

All US Government agencies and other affected entities (such as grantees and contractors) shall procure increasing percentages of the most fuel-efficient vehicles available for the application, including hybrid-electric vehicles, as part of their annual vehicle acquisition plans. By 2015, at least 50 percent of new light-duty vehicles acquired by each agency and affected entity shall be the most fuel-efficient vehicles ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Commerce

Save Fuel/Reduce Federal Expense/Improve Census!

Remove address and location description restrictions from US Code Title 13, so the information can be shared over the Internet/WAN. Currently, the Census Bureau is prohibited from releasing address and location information from it's Master Address Files; which means costly field visits before each Census to bring the Master Address File up-to-date (they hire hundreds of thousands of listers, and pay mileage to them to ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Reduce afterburner takeoffs by high performance jets outside of combat areas & necessary training requirements.

Benefits: 1: Reduced fuel related expenditures = Reduced logistical support 2: Saved fuel allows longer loiter times & more sorties = better training & increase time on target. 3: Reduced noise encroachment into developed areas = reduction in frequency & amplitude of ear damaging noise levels. 4: Reduced environmental impact = Reduced emissions and waste byproducts 5: Afterburner used in situations as required = Minimal ...more »

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Campaign: Department of State

Environment Friendly Residences/Buildings

Use water filters ("UV filters" as an example) in every government building/residence. That will eliminate the need to buy bottles of water from companies. This will save money and help the environment by eliminating plastic waste.

 

Also, use solar panels for the hot water system in each building/residence. That will decrease the fuel/energy consumption and help the environment as well.

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Eco-friendly beagle transport

Working as a canine handler I spend alot of time in a government vehicle. I am also concerned about the state of our environment and try to been as green as I can in my own life and my career. Driving so much reminds me of how much fuel the government uses in its daily activities and I wonder how we can reduce that. Even a slight reduction accross the board would have a large impact because of the number of vehicles ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

cudzow farming, natural fuel source

The USDA should have farmers growing cudzow as a fuel alternative and get the government off fossel fuels.

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Campaign: Department of Energy

Save Billions Through Domestic Production of Green Fuel - an Energy and Defense Collaboration

Proposition: By driving the development of domestic sources of biofuels at a mass scale, the Government can: -Save the country billions of dollars -Help drive down our trade deficit -Reduce carbon emissions, and -Keep our military men and women safe We propose that DOE and DOD work together to purchase biorefinery capabilities across the country. Let us tell you how this could work... Current State: We import 63% ...more »

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Campaign: Department of State

Ditch the SUVs Overseas

Replace embassy fleets of gas guzzling 6.0 liter engine Suburban SUVs with fuel-efficient, hybrid vehicles and minivans. This would demonstrate U.S. commitment to new, green technology and save money.

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