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DOE_Weatherization_Recovery_Act_Saves $1,200,000,000

  • weatherized more than 300,000 homes
  • reduce home energy bills
  • reduces energy consumption- average 35 percent
  • $400 saved bills 1st YR
  • 300,000 homes x $400 Saved = $1,200,000,000

 

email Scotts Contracting to schedule a Home Weatherization Inspection.   Scotty, will Analyze your Buildings Components and Supply a Proposal that will meet or exceed suggested Green Building Code– scottscontracting@gmail.com

  1. Computer Generated Reports
  2. Green Proposal will supply a ROI
  3. Cost Saving Analysis

Weatherization Doesn’t Cost it Saves


Secretary Chu Announces Major New Recovery Act Milestone: 300,000 Homes Weatherized

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that states and territories across the country have now weatherized more than 300,000 low-income homes under the Recovery Act, a major milestone in the Department’s efforts to reduce home energy bills for families. This means that states are now more than 50 percent of the way toward meeting President Obama’s goal of weatherizing approximately 600,000 homes under the Recovery Act. The weatherization program is helping families save money on their energy bills by improving home energy efficiency with upgrades like insulation, air-sealing, and more efficient heating and cooling systems. The program has also trained a new generation of clean energy workers and is employing more than 15,000 workers nationwide.

“Today marks a major milestone for the weatherization program and shows once again that we are on pace to meet the goals of the Recovery Act. This program has already benefitted 300,000 low-income families and put thousands of people to work,” said Secretary Chu. “Through the weatherization program, we are laying the groundwork for a broader efficiency industry in the U.S. that will help grow our economy while saving money for American families.”

Through November, the network of state offices, local agencies, and weatherization providers has completed 300,000 homes. Of the total, more than 100,000 have been completed in just the last four months, showing the dramatically accelerated pace of weatherization under the program. A state-by-state breakdown of the homes weatherized through November is available at http://www.energy.gov/recovery/energyefficiency.htm.

Weatherization assistance reduces energy consumption for low-income families on average 35 percent, saving families on average more than $400 on their heating and cool bills in the first year alone. Nationwide, the weatherization of 300,000 homes is estimated to save $161 million in energy costs in just the first year.

DOE has worked closely with state and local governments to ensure the program is well-managed, responsive, and flexible. Nearly all of the states and territories involved in the program have met the milestone of weatherizing more than 30 percent of their targeted number of homes and many have completed more than half of their goals to date.

 

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Homes Weatherized by State

The Department of Energy is collecting monthly data from the states on the number of homes weatherized under the Recovery Act. The below spreadsheets shows figures for homes weatherized (1) in April 2010, and (2) in the first quarter of 2010 (January-March). In March, the weatherization network nationally reached their target run-rate and weatherized more than 25,000 homes across the country. Since the Recovery Act began, states have used their Recovery Act funding and annual program funds to weatherize more than 193,000 homes.

This is an end-of-the-year report on the number of homes weatherized by state as part of the Weatherization Assistance Program during calendar year 2009. This data was reported by states and may be updated as states finalize figures for homes weatherized through December 31st. By the end of 2009, states weatherized more than 125,000 homes with Recovery Act and non-Recovery Act annual federal funding. Since the Recovery Act funding allowed states to accelerate their existing programs with Fiscal Year 2009 funding, the combined total is the best indicator of progress in the program. Nevertheless, the pace of Recovery Act-funded weatherization tripled in the last three months of the year.

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email Scotts Contracting to schedule a Home Weatherization Inspection.   Scotty, will Analyze your Buildings Components and Supply a Proposal that will meet or exceed suggested Green Building Code– scottscontracting@gmail.com

  1. Computer Generated Reports
  2. Green Proposal will supply a ROI
  3. Cost Saving Analysis

Weatherization Doesn’t Cost it Saves

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Energy Explained

Oil-Natural_Gas-Solar-Geo Thermal-Wind-Electricity-Bio Mass-Nuclear-Gasoline-Heating_Oil-Diesel-Propane-Coal

US Energy Data Links for Energy and Energy Related Questions-All Areas of Energy Production and Uses are covered in this report by US Energy Department.

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Energy From Manure

Energy From Cow Manure

Producer of Baby Nutrition Products Saving CO2 Based on Special “Green Tariff” article found at: http://www.renewable-energy-sources.com/2010/07/16/ukraine-milk-company-powered-by-4000-cows-and-ge-biogas-engine/comment-page-1/#comment-3160

Cow manure is being converted to energy at the first biogas cogeneration plant in the Ukraine. The facility, which is powered by 4,000 cows and a GE (NYSE: GE) Jenbacher gas engine, has recently completed nine months of successful operation at the Ukrainian Milk Company Ltd., located near Kiev.

The excess power produced at the plant is being sold to the grid. The Ukrainian Milk Company, which produces milk for baby nutrition products, received the license for selling power to the grid based on the “green” tariff, which is being approved by Ukraine authorities. According to the law, the “green” tariff is “a special tariff for electricity generated at the power plants with use of alternative energy sources.”

The new combined heat and power (CHP) plant is powered by a GE JMC 312 containerized cogeneration model gas engine and is able to substitute the equivalent of 1.2 million cubic meters of natural gas annually and, therefore, is projected to reduce the equivalent of 18,000 metric tons of CO2. Once converted into biogas, the manure from the cows produces 625 kW of electricity and 686 kW of thermal output.

This is GE’s first order from the biogas plant construction company ZORG. The unit was sold to ZORG through GE’s distributor and service provider in the Ukraine, SINAPSE. “Based on the top service provided by SINAPSE during the commissioning and operation of the new GE CHP plant, we look forward to working with them again and using GE’s Jenbacher products for future projects we have planned,” said Igor Aksyutov, commercial director of ZORG Ukraine.

The first stage of operation for the plant took place during the most severe winter in the last 20 years, with constant minus temperatures reaching -25°C to -30°C. Despite the cold temperatures, the operation of the plant remained at a favorable level.

Biogas offers customers several advantages. It provides an alternative disposal of dung, liquid manure and organic waste, while simultaneously harnessing them as an energy source, a substitute for conventional fuels. It also has the high potential for reduction in greenhouse gases and is highly efficient for combined on-site power and heat generation. In addition, the remaining substrate from the digester can be used as high-quality, agricultural fertilizer, characterized by neutralizing the acid effect with a higher ph-value, keeping nutrients retained and nearly odorless.

“The disposal and treatment of biological waste represents a major challenge for the waste industry. Our Jenbacher biogas-fueled gas engines improve waste management while maximizing the use of cow manure, an economical energy supply,” said Prady Iyyanki, CEO-gas engines for GE Power & Water. “We are pleased that our technology is a part of the first biogas plant in operation in the Ukraine and applaud the region for seeking new renewable and alternative ways to create cleaner energy.”

GE has several biogas projects throughout the world. China has adopted both cow and chicken manure applications. Once completed, the recently announced project at the Liaoning Huishan Cow Farm in China will become the world’s largest biogas project based on cow manure. In addition, GE’s Jenbacher gas engines are using biogas created from chicken manure to generate needed power and heat at the Beijing Deqingyuan Chicken Farm Waste Utilization Plant, a large chicken farm north of Beijing, and in July 2009, GE’s biogas engines began to power China’s largest chicken waste biogas-energy plant at the Minhe Animal Husbandry.

Cow manure also is helping to address northwestern India’s mounting energy environmental needs and is allowing a U.S. dairy farm to support the expansion of renewable energy production. A GE Jenbacher biogas engine is powering a successful demonstration cattle manure-methane cogeneration plant at Haebowal, a large dairy complex in Punjab, India, while GE’s biogas engine technology is generating 633 kilowatts of renewable energy at United States-based Crave Brothers Farm, LLC, in Waterloo, Wisc. Crave Brothers has been able to reduce operational costs and the environmental impacts of its dairy operations, and the surplus power it sells to the regional grid helps support the expansion of renewable energy production.

ZORG is a leading supplier of turn-key biogas solutions in the Ukrainian market. The company offers a full range of engineering services for biogas, as well as designs, builds and produces biogas plants. ZORG works globally and currently has a number of projects in CIS countries.

Mo Dept Natural Resources,MISC Renewable Energy Info, Funding Information

Missouri
Missouri
Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Printable Version
Back
Energy Loan Program Last DSIRE Review: 04/14/2009
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
State: Missouri
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Other Unspecified
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass
Applicable Sectors: Schools, Local Government, Institutional, Public Hospitals, Water Treatment Facilities
Amount: Varies
Maximum Amount: $1 million
Terms: Rates set 0.5% below 20-Bond Index interest rate (see website for details);
Terms of up to 15 years
Program Budget: $3.8 million (FY 2009 application cycle)
Expiration Date 10/15/2008 (FY 2009 application cycle, now expired)
Web Site: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/financial/loan.htm
Authority 1: R.S. Mo. § 640.651 et seq.
Date Effective: 1989

Summary:
This loan program, administered by the Energy Center of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is available for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for public and governmental buildings and structures. Loan amounts are based on projected energy savings, resulting in monetary savings that is used to repay the loan. Financing is available at a fixed interest rate below the market rate, and repayment schedules are determined on an individual project basis. Repayment schedules may not exceed 15 years. Loans under this program are determined on a competitive basis according to sector and payback period.

Up to $3.8 million in loan funding was available for the FY 2009 funding cycle (expired October 15, 2008) in amounts of up to $1 million. Sector allocations are listed below, with unused funds being made available to other other eligible sectors.

* Public Schools (K-12) – 50%
* City and County Governments – 25%
* Public Higher Education Institutions – 25%

Since the program’s inception in 1989, loans totaling over $80 million have been made to the applicable sectors, resulting in an estimated savings of $146 million. The Missouri DNR released the list of FY 2009 awardees in December 2008.

Contact:
Program Information
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Energy Center
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (800) 361-4827
Fax: (573) 751-6860
E-Mail: energy@dnr.mo.gov
Web Site: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/index.ht

Mo Dept Natural Resources,MISC Renewable Energy Info, Funding Information

Missouri
Missouri
Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Printable Version
Back
Energy Loan Program Last DSIRE Review: 04/14/2009
Incentive Type: State Loan Program
State: Missouri
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Air conditioners, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Other Unspecified
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass
Applicable Sectors: Schools, Local Government, Institutional, Public Hospitals, Water Treatment Facilities
Amount: Varies
Maximum Amount: $1 million
Terms: Rates set 0.5% below 20-Bond Index interest rate (see website for details);
Terms of up to 15 years
Program Budget: $3.8 million (FY 2009 application cycle)
Expiration Date 10/15/2008 (FY 2009 application cycle, now expired)
Web Site: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/financial/loan.htm
Authority 1: R.S. Mo. § 640.651 et seq.
Date Effective: 1989

Summary:
This loan program, administered by the Energy Center of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), is available for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for public and governmental buildings and structures. Loan amounts are based on projected energy savings, resulting in monetary savings that is used to repay the loan. Financing is available at a fixed interest rate below the market rate, and repayment schedules are determined on an individual project basis. Repayment schedules may not exceed 15 years. Loans under this program are determined on a competitive basis according to sector and payback period.

Up to $3.8 million in loan funding was available for the FY 2009 funding cycle (expired October 15, 2008) in amounts of up to $1 million. Sector allocations are listed below, with unused funds being made available to other other eligible sectors.

* Public Schools (K-12) – 50%
* City and County Governments – 25%
* Public Higher Education Institutions – 25%

Since the program’s inception in 1989, loans totaling over $80 million have been made to the applicable sectors, resulting in an estimated savings of $146 million. The Missouri DNR released the list of FY 2009 awardees in December 2008.

Contact:
Program Information
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Energy Center
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (800) 361-4827
Fax: (573) 751-6860
E-Mail: energy@dnr.mo.gov
Web Site: http://www.dnr.mo.gov/energy/index.ht

Clean Coal

My tech uses Microwave Induced Plasma (MIP) to break the compounds to their elements, by stripping the electron(s) off the atoms, breaking the valence bond(s), releasing and capturing the solids, and collecting the gases. I am using the plasma, not plasmafied air, and thus this is a more efficient molecular process. I am currently using a 1050-1300watt(80w base) system. Compared to current 3000w (base)-100mw plasma/air torches. Plasmafication vs Combustion. “It is a MATTER of WAVELENGTH”!
We could be working on solar/wind/geothermal powered Trash Plasmafication Plants, coal emissions capture and recycling the solids, water purification, and alot more. While there are several arc plasma plants working or ready to go, there are not many in the US. We have more trash than anyone! This trash is poisoning US, and emissions and run off pollution, , With Boone’s wind farms, Solar, and Geothermal energy, we can use trash and captured emissions, to reduce fossil fuel use, emissions, and pollution, While creating jobs, and economic growth.

Please read these links! If you do not understand, anything I have written!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_physics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrochemistry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasification
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syngas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philo_T._Farnsworth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetism
http://www.spectroscopyeurope.com/Atomic_15_5.pdf
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1872/74/

Some Applications: For which I own 2 provisional patents.
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Oxygen Scrubber Technology: the oxidant generator can be used in homes, hospitals, infectious disease labs, space and underwater exploration, to clean and sterilize the air. There are many commercial and non-energy industrial applications. (Input gases are broken, solids collected, the gases reform as Nitrous oxide + Ozone, which breaks down easily into breathable atmosphere, Whereas; CO2 doesn’t. And no virus or microbe will survive a Plasma bath.)
This replaces current electro-chemical scrubbers.
(this was submitted to the Google Project 10 to the 100th)
__________

Plasmafication recycling: Plasma breaks the compounds(trash) into its elements,
releasing gases, solids fall to be recycled for reuse. The gases are used in a Boiler configuration to make electricity. here is a link of current tech.
http://www.hartfordinfo.org/issues/wsd/landfill/EngEnvApp.pdf

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Coal emission scrubber: Using plasma to break the compounds in coal emissions, releasing solids, and the gases reform as Nitrous Oxide and Ozone. These gases are used to increase coal efficiency. (while there are nano-tube filters that bind CO2, they do not capture sulfer, mercury, or other pollutants. Whereas: my tech can!)

_________

Fuel to hydrogen: the following links are of buried tech, which my inventions replace.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/pdfs/success/plasmatron-ld-dec01.pdf
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5498826/description.html

Oil sand plasmafication: This is another application of my tech, break the oil in the sand to hydrogen, with some nice carbon black glass to sell!

Coal gas plasmafication: breaking the coal to hydrogen, capturing the solids.

__________

Ocean water Plasmatrolysis: breaking ocean the water compound to H+N2O+O3 for use in generators.
electricity + water, and salts and some rare elements are the byproducts of this tech.
This tech replaces this buried tech, see the link.
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5498826/description.html
__________

Plasma weapons and defense: The russians can fire a plasma ball 50Km, this would be like an EMP. here is the news link. (I have a defense for this attack!)
http://www.fas.org/news/russia/1995/tac95060.htm

Plasma can sheild radiation, it protects Earth from solar radiation.

Dr. Paul A. Curto sent this letter to Senator Inhofe, and let me post it here, thank you Paul.

Honorable sir,

Dr. James Tracy of your home state has some very interesting inventions which may become crucial to both our energy independence and our fight to stave off global warming.

I met Dr. Tracy online at PickensPlan, where he revealed some of his ideas. He is a truly gifted and prolific inventor. He has several other supporters who will also vouch for his abilities, Nelson Camus, and Charles Ivie. He has an application for a grant to assist in his research. Please look into his case. It may be a life saver for millions of Americans.

Sir, I served my Nation as an engineer and scientist for over 42 years, With NASA, the US Army, MITRE, and Dravo Corporation. I was Chief Technologist at NASA until I retired last year, and was known for my work in evaluating all of NASA’s most important technological discoveries. I know good ideas when I see one, and this has the right potentialities.

Thank you for your attention.

–Dr. Paul A. Curto, CEO Pure Power Inc.
Potomac, MD 20854

With 3RD party testing at
http://www.southernresearch.org/environmental/indtechver.html

Contact info:
James Tracy
Rt 1 Box 450
Nescatunga Ok. 73749

Ph: no phone
email: james@purepowercorp.com
Yahoo messenger: jamestracy1@yahoo.com
myspace: purepowercorp
Linkedin.com: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-tracy/9/2b8/15
Youtube.com channel: purepowercorp

Lead, Follow or get out of the WAY!

Clean Coal

My tech uses Microwave Induced Plasma (MIP) to break the compounds to their elements, by stripping the electron(s) off the atoms, breaking the valence bond(s), releasing and capturing the solids, and collecting the gases. I am using the plasma, not plasmafied air, and thus this is a more efficient molecular process. I am currently using a 1050-1300watt(80w base) system. Compared to current 3000w (base)-100mw plasma/air torches. Plasmafication vs Combustion. “It is a MATTER of WAVELENGTH”!
We could be working on solar/wind/geothermal powered Trash Plasmafication Plants, coal emissions capture and recycling the solids, water purification, and alot more. While there are several arc plasma plants working or ready to go, there are not many in the US. We have more trash than anyone! This trash is poisoning US, and emissions and run off pollution, , With Boone’s wind farms, Solar, and Geothermal energy, we can use trash and captured emissions, to reduce fossil fuel use, emissions, and pollution, While creating jobs, and economic growth.

Please read these links! If you do not understand, anything I have written!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasma_physics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrochemistry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasification
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syngas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservation_of_energy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philo_T._Farnsworth
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetism
http://www.spectroscopyeurope.com/Atomic_15_5.pdf
http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1872/74/

Some Applications: For which I own 2 provisional patents.
__________

Oxygen Scrubber Technology: the oxidant generator can be used in homes, hospitals, infectious disease labs, space and underwater exploration, to clean and sterilize the air. There are many commercial and non-energy industrial applications. (Input gases are broken, solids collected, the gases reform as Nitrous oxide + Ozone, which breaks down easily into breathable atmosphere, Whereas; CO2 doesn’t. And no virus or microbe will survive a Plasma bath.)
This replaces current electro-chemical scrubbers.
(this was submitted to the Google Project 10 to the 100th)
__________

Plasmafication recycling: Plasma breaks the compounds(trash) into its elements,
releasing gases, solids fall to be recycled for reuse. The gases are used in a Boiler configuration to make electricity. here is a link of current tech.
http://www.hartfordinfo.org/issues/wsd/landfill/EngEnvApp.pdf

_________

Coal emission scrubber: Using plasma to break the compounds in coal emissions, releasing solids, and the gases reform as Nitrous Oxide and Ozone. These gases are used to increase coal efficiency. (while there are nano-tube filters that bind CO2, they do not capture sulfer, mercury, or other pollutants. Whereas: my tech can!)

_________

Fuel to hydrogen: the following links are of buried tech, which my inventions replace.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/pdfs/success/plasmatron-ld-dec01.pdf
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5498826/description.html

Oil sand plasmafication: This is another application of my tech, break the oil in the sand to hydrogen, with some nice carbon black glass to sell!

Coal gas plasmafication: breaking the coal to hydrogen, capturing the solids.

__________

Ocean water Plasmatrolysis: breaking ocean the water compound to H+N2O+O3 for use in generators.
electricity + water, and salts and some rare elements are the byproducts of this tech.
This tech replaces this buried tech, see the link.
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/5498826/description.html
__________

Plasma weapons and defense: The russians can fire a plasma ball 50Km, this would be like an EMP. here is the news link. (I have a defense for this attack!)
http://www.fas.org/news/russia/1995/tac95060.htm

Plasma can sheild radiation, it protects Earth from solar radiation.

Dr. Paul A. Curto sent this letter to Senator Inhofe, and let me post it here, thank you Paul.

Honorable sir,

Dr. James Tracy of your home state has some very interesting inventions which may become crucial to both our energy independence and our fight to stave off global warming.

I met Dr. Tracy online at PickensPlan, where he revealed some of his ideas. He is a truly gifted and prolific inventor. He has several other supporters who will also vouch for his abilities, Nelson Camus, and Charles Ivie. He has an application for a grant to assist in his research. Please look into his case. It may be a life saver for millions of Americans.

Sir, I served my Nation as an engineer and scientist for over 42 years, With NASA, the US Army, MITRE, and Dravo Corporation. I was Chief Technologist at NASA until I retired last year, and was known for my work in evaluating all of NASA’s most important technological discoveries. I know good ideas when I see one, and this has the right potentialities.

Thank you for your attention.

–Dr. Paul A. Curto, CEO Pure Power Inc.
Potomac, MD 20854

With 3RD party testing at
http://www.southernresearch.org/environmental/indtechver.html

Contact info:
James Tracy
Rt 1 Box 450
Nescatunga Ok. 73749

Ph: no phone
email: james@purepowercorp.com
Yahoo messenger: jamestracy1@yahoo.com
myspace: purepowercorp
Linkedin.com: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-tracy/9/2b8/15
Youtube.com channel: purepowercorp

Lead, Follow or get out of the WAY!