General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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General Services Administration

Who needs a roof when you have a solar roof?

When designing new government buildings, make the roof out of solar panels with no underlying roof. Doubling the roofing doubles the materials and labor costs while adding unnecessary weight. If the roof is an integrated solar panel, you would not need to have a roof underneath. the solar panels could either be for electricity or for hot water. Additionally, designing the solar collector to also manage rainwater into ...more »

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Department of Energy

Solar Airfield Lighting

Replace airfield lighting systems with individual unit solar powered LEDs. Already utilized by several ICAO locations. Initial buy-in costs would be recuperated in approximately 10 years time depending on the variable costs of established airfield maintenance and energy. No real estate needed for solar farm, each unit generates and stores power. Airfields are typically largest power drain on installation facilities. ...more »

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Legislative Branch

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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Department of Energy

Mandatory Solar in Southwest.

OK, this one is specific. Establish a regulation and/or pass a law that requires every new home/building and/or roofing project in the Southwestern United States to install full spectrum Solar Panels (on said roof) with the minimum capability to provide 110% of the estimated power output of the building. This cost could be written into the cost of building the home/building and offset by the homeowner not having any ...more »

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Department of Energy

Mandate Alternative Energy for Federal Facilities

The gov't should be leading the way with alternative energy. It is time to mandate that all federal facilities develop a plan to run at 50% on alternative energy. Alternative energy is available through windmills, water generators, solar power and synthetic fuels. By forcing federal facilities to move to alternative energy, it reduces costs to the taxpayers and same valuable resources. I would much prefer to see a ...more »

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Department of Energy

Solar/Wind energy generators on top of all Fed buildings

Cover all Federal building rooftops with solar panels and small wind turbines. These would largely be out of sight and would help to reduce the huge energy costs for day to day operations in most of these buildings. In addition, it would establish us as a leader in this technology, create much needed jobs, make us a greener entity as a whole, and lessen our dependence on foreign oil. This would be a great step in the ...more »

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Environmental Protection Agency

Utilize Solar Panels in arid regions.

In areas where we have plenty of surface area and abundant sunshine we should make the best use of both. Let us the cover the tops of buildings and parking structures with solar panels. Buildings and structures serve a purpose, which is to protect us from the elements; however the tops of these structures just take up space - let us use them to their fullest capability. We should not be so dependent on fossil fuels ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Solar Power and Eco-friendly facilites and equipment

We could save millions of dollars in costs just by building better facilities and improving existing facilities and equipment to be more eco-friendly. Currently the El Paso Border Patrol station is an example of the improvements that can be made in this area by using eco-friendly materials as well as solar power which currently supplies almost 20 % of the stations power needs. By utilizing solar power for facilities ...more »

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Department of Energy

Hybrid, Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Solar, Natural Gas, and Electric Vehicles at All Government Facilities

I suggest you by Executive Order, or Federal Mandate that you require all government sites and/or facilities to replace all government SUVs, pickups, cars, and buses with the most energy efficient vehicles on the planet (i.e., Hybrid, hydrogen fuel cell, electric vehicles, natural gas, solar, etc.). At one of the largest Department of Energy (DOE) Field Sites (Savannah River Site) on the planet, we have one hybrid car ...more »

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Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION:SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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