ENERGY QUEST HISTORY
RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES - ENERGY QUEST SEARCH INTRODUCTIOI May 10, 2001
U. S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510-3704
††† Americans must become united and join together in a common cause to fight the energy crisis as if it were equivalent to a national war and president Bush although seen by some as friendly to nuclear, coal and oil industry technologies; is merely stating the facts and his leadership will guarantee generations to come a stable energy foundation for the U. S. of America.
††† Unfortunately, Americans only unite in a common effort when there's a national crisis such as a natural disaster or world War.† "There seems to be two competing camps.† One side believes that others should do for the less fortunate and the other side who believes that each person is responsible for there own lives.† It seems all too often that we forget that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.† The only real pollutants are laws that stifle creativity.† When entrepreneurs are allowed to invent better ways, in time these innovations find a way of incorporating themselves into general acceptable use.† We must take a balanced stand on the difficult issues confronting America, staying open-minded; not succumbing to self imposed deception.† To a large extent the government's investment in renewable energy technologies has not produced intended benefits. Supply & demand markets dictate the success of any particular device or product and I do not believe that American's should be forced to pay taxes for research and development resulting in developing/implementing energy efficient devices/products.† However, tax incentives that affect only those willing to invest in any particular energy related technology might in deed be beneficial."
††† In the 1981 President Regan was able to pass his administrations budget cuts in the amount of $30 billion dollars of Federal spending.† "Net "merger and acquisition" in the third quarter of 1981 totaled 623, up 25 percent from the 498 of the same 1980 quarter," according to W. T. Grimm & Co., Business Opportunity Journal, Volume 15, Number 1, January 1982.† "There were 66 deals in which companies sold off operations with price tags of $50 million dollars or more in 1981, compared with just 39 in 1979 and 547 corporations with price tags of under $50 million dollars," according to an article in Newsweek, 29 March 1982, "A Corporate Sell-Off Spree."† In 1981 over $3.3 billion dollars was spent on "merger and acquisition" activity and if the Corporate Sell-Off Spree report is correct, $73 billion dollars in 1981 was spent on Corporate divestiture exchange activity and or merger and acquisition.† In 1981 interest rates were much higher then they are today (30-year loan - 14 to 15%) and business failures as of "April 8, 1981 totaling 6,205, 55% more than in the same period of 1980 and almost as many as in all 1978; noted as the worse period for business failures since 1932," according to an article in Time Magazine, Volume 119, Number 17, April 26, 1982, titled "A Rising Tide of Bankruptcies."† Corporate America went on frenzy and divestiture exchange activity and or merger and acquisition was the direct result of President Regan's commitment to reduce federal spending in order to free up the cash flow in America.† Of course corporate America took advantage of President Regan's budget cuts in order to strengthen there own portfolios.† This type of corporate investment is seen by many as a major problem and the beginning of "socialism and control of our government policies, and thus indirectly controls the people, a form of Fascism.† Consequently, this multi-national effort to control key markets often stifles exploitation of alternative energy resources, further illustrating monopolized corporations do not want any kind of competition."
††† Federal Income tax relief for Americans and a federal budget reducing government spending, allowing Americans to benefit by paying less taxes and actually receiving a rebate of $300.00 to $600.00 will become a reality.† President Bush's Federal Income Tax Relief was allocated to the American people and not corporate America.
††† President Bush is addressing the energy needs of the U. S. of America.† His plan is practical and if I understand his goals for our nation adequately, renewable energy technologies will be explored and energy efficient devices and products supported.† Not knowing the end result, I don't know if Mr. Clinton' s FY 2000 tax credit/incentives for renewable energy technologies and energy efficient devices/products will be supported, or those others have submitted.††† I'm sure however an appropriate plan will become reality.† President Bush's action and his commitment toward providing incentives for power plant developments in the U. S. is mandatory, because renewable energy technologies presently are not providing the necessary energy needed for the U. S. of America.† Jobs and dwellings, for hundreds of millions of citizens in the next 60 years is a reality.
††† Power Plant developments alone will not provide everyone a job.† As an environmentalist, I support a clean and healthy environment, research grants or industry investment incentives ensuring fewer pollutants emitted into our environment, elimination of radioactive waste, renewable energy technologies, etc.
††† President Bush, myself and others who support power plant developments have respect for our environment.† I would hope that renewable energy technologies at the minimum could replace nuclear energy.† I don't personally believe that nuclear energy technologies should be invested in further, without first addressing radioactive waste processing technologies, containment and storage safeguards ensuring the safety of our environment.† However, I am not against nuclear energy technologies and when the Department of Energy can address satisfactorily radioactive waste processes, eliminating radio active waste as a threat to the environment, I will support nuclear power generation.† Radioactive waste and sludge's are a real threat to our environment. There are technologies that can presently eliminate certain radioactive sludge's, yet were not building plant's to clean up our environment.
†††† Teledyne Wah Chang, Millersburg/Albany, Oregon radioactive sludge should be disposed of through Vitrification technologies in municipal waste disposal and EnerWaste can do the job.† Why then must this sludge be hauled to the Columbia Gorge?† Is there a secret EnerWaste plant at the Columbia Gorge?† Albany/Corvallis landfill and Teledyne Wa Chang, Millersburg/Albany, Oregon would be a great place to start.† This landfill separation process is inadequate and the waste treatment facility in Albany, Oregon, although has several digesters, on occasion still emits methane into the atmosphere.† How much funding for research purposes would be required, in order to advance disposal technologies of thermally hot and highly radioactive pollutants involved in nuclear energy from spent uranium fuel or reprocess this fuel and or sludge's originated as a result of the manufacturing of specialty metals and chemicals, used in energy production, chemical and mineral processing, aerospace, medical, research and consumer products.† Teledyne Wah Chang, a member of Allegheny Technologies Company, producers of Reactive and Refactory Metals and Chemicals materials include hafnium, niobium, titanium, vanadium, zirconium, silicon tetrachloride, and zirconium and hafnium chemicals. http://www.alleghenytechnologies.com/wahchang
††† Environmentalist, myself included, must introduce technologies that will clean up our environment and renewable energy technologies that will not only replace, but provide the energy our nation demands for growth, if were to shelf further investment in nuclear or coal technologies which presently provide a major portion of the U. S. energy needs.
††† Practical decisions must be made.† In order to eliminate oil drilling in the mountains on Federal/public lands, wind generation power stations along our coast lines and in the mountains, solar salt ponds, Photovoltaics, Solar Thermal Electric Power Plants, Alternative Fuels, Energy Efficient Engines/Carburetors, Hybrid Technologies, Electric Cars, Solar Panels, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Hot Water Heaters, Geothermal Energy, Ocean Conversion and many other renewable energy technologies and energy efficient devices/products should be proposed as a substitute from those in the renewable energy community.
††† Wind generation turbine manufacturers are producing cost effective windmills and the announcement of several wind generation power stations for the northwest is good beginning.† President Bush has my support and I believe he will encourage Americans to invest in renewable energy technologies and energy efficient devices/products.
††† Energy Quest introduces experts involved in renewable energy technologies and those that presently provide installation services and energy efficient devices/products for homes and buildings.† Energy efficient devices/products are also introduced by many in there fields of renewable energy technologies within energquestsearch.com and once Energy Quest Encyclopedia's Energy Efficient Devices/Products is published, all Americans will benefit.† We are not twenty or thirty years away from providing the U. S. more then 4% of the current contribution renewable energy technologies provide for U. S. energy demand.† Within one-year, renewable energy technologies and energy efficient devices and products can very easily provide the U. S. 20% of its energy needs.† But we must educate and communicate consumers and corporate America.† We must evaluate entire communities, businesses, manufacturer buildings and industrial complexes, making recommendations and introducing those devices/products that will provide energy reduction and realistic savings in a period of ten years or less.
††† When experts in there associated fields firmly address the expansion of renewable energy technologies in the U. S.; banking institutions provide loans for energy efficient devices/products, introducing mortgages tailored for consumers in order to purchase energy efficient homes/buildings, utilizing photovoltaic/wind energy generation technologies, etc.; renewable energy sources will provide substantial benefit for the U. S. energy demand.
††† "Photovoltaic technologies presently can provide an efficiently built four bedroom home, 1,500kWh of electricity per year.† The electricity demand for an efficiently designed 4 bedroom-detached house might be 3,500 kWh/year per or 43% of annual household electricity demand.† A new build, domestic, grid connected PV installation with a 2kWp installed capacity would cover about 15 square meters (45 square feet) of south facing roof area.† Using current technology, an achievable cost for a one off system of this sort would be $10,000.00, allowing for savings in conventional roofing materials."† Photovoltaic industry is presently producing solar efficient devices and products, yet consumer investment remains low and some believe an investment in a home aforementioned would take 100 years to pay for itself.† With this type of philosophy how will the general public ever be enthused with renewable energy technologies?† Nonrenewable energy technologies increase in cost as natural resources dwindle.† Renewable energy technologies investment although high in the beginning, as demand increases; cost will decrease, as profit will increase from volume.† http://www.natenergy.org.uk/pvweb.html
††† Ethanol, methanol and hydrogen liquid fuels will eventually substitute a percentage of fossil fuels (oil).† Electric automobiles powered by batteries or Photovoltaic, hybrid technologies that combine both the use of batteries charged by electricity and fuel, energy efficient engines and carburetors, will one day provide energy reduction and consumer savings.† Electric cars powered by batteries are only providing a limited amount of consumer's energy savings, as most Americans are not provided the necessary information about these cars at retail auto sales.† Automobile retailers are anxious to sale their stock pile of automobiles and are not offering conversion solutions as part of the financing package.† If you don't offer an alternative, consumers buy automobiles that are easily financed with deals advertised by the automobile industry.† Automobiles powered by Hybrid technologies presently available have proven energy savings but only a few are purchasing automobiles equipped with hybrid technologies.† Automobile manufacturers are presently designing automobiles with hybrid technologies, making available by 2004 a new breed of automobile.† Those whom invest in hybrid and electric automobile technologies in the private sector will enhance a promising industry and make available hybrid technologies to anyone at lower cost.† Without private investment, automobile manufactures will dominant this industry and the competitive edge a few entrepreneurs presently have will be lost.
††† Renewable energy technologies are presently providing consumer's energy reduction and savings by becoming energy efficient, yet not everyone is receiving benefit because they're not investing.† Renewable energy technologies capable of providing electricity in the megawatt range require land and Power Plants supported by renewable energy technologies must be proposed.
††† Solar Thermal Electric Power Plant / A solar Combined Cycle electricity generation plant, driven by high-concentration optics and high-temperature air receivers is being developed.
ConSolar Project - Solar Thermal Electric Power Plant - http://www.consortia.org.il/ConSolar/stepp.html
Participating ConSolar Members
Ormat Industries Ltd. http://www.ormat.com
Rotem Industries Ltd. http://www.rotemi.co.il
Weizmann Institute of Science. http://www.weizmann.ac.il
FEASIBILITY OF A SOLAR-DRIVEN COMBINED CYCLE http://www.consortia.org.il/ConSolar/Tintin/stepp1.html †††††††††††
††† Exploitation of renewable energy resources must increase a minimum of 5% annually throughout the world as fossil fuel energy supplies dwindle and in the U. S. a goal of 15% total U. S. energy demand is not only realistic but also attainable with those with great insight introducing renewable energy technologies to the American people.
††† Providing information is a necessary first step but what good is information if know one is exploring, researching, investigating and utilizing sustainable technologies guaranteeing a self reliant and self sufficient future?
††† Energy Quest Search provides the means and quick search for any particular energy efficient device/product, technology, etc., but who has the time to explore, evaluate, research and investigate 20,000 plus web sites?
††† Energy Quest Encyclopedia's Energy Efficient Devices/Products with it's A to Z index will allow consumers, businesses and even corporate America the ability to search very rapidly any particular energy efficient device or product anyone may be interested in.† Like wise millions of Americans who elect not to use the computer or serf the web will benefit.† Renewable energy technologies are real and can provide a substantial energy base for the U. S. of America.
††† Uniting in a common effort, introducing Energy Quest as a tool, illustrating energy efficient devices/products within Energy Quest and Energy Quest Search, designed as a search engine introducing those involved in renewable energy technologies is a beginning and had Energy Quest Political and Economic Rights been supported in 1982, renewable energy technologies would be providing a larger percentage of the U. S. of America's energy demands.
††† Within energyquestsearch.com you will learn of many renewable energy technologies, energy efficient devices/products, Photovoltaic, hybrid technologies that combine both the use of batteries charged by electricity and fuel, energy efficient engines and carburetors, passive solar home designs, environmental issues, world wide efforts by many with one goal in mind, an energy efficient self reliant tomorrow and those that provide services, knowledge of renewable energy technologies/environmental issues and energy efficient devices and products to anyone whom desires a self sufficient and self reliant sustainable future.
BRUCE WAYNE HENION
LETTER TO CNN Energy Quest Search Introduction May 23, 2001
CNN††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† May 23, 2001
Dear National News Desk:
How much funding for research purposes would be required, in order to advance disposal technologies of thermally hot and highly radioactive pollutants involved in nuclear energy from spent uranium fuel or sludgeís originated as a result of the manufacturing of specialty metals and chemicals, used in energy production, chemical and mineral processing, aerospace, medical, research and consumer products.† Teledyne Wah Chang, a member of Allegheny Technologies Company, producers of Reactive and Refactory Metals and Chemicals http://www.alleghenytechnologies.com/wahchang† Materials include hafnium, niobium, titanium, vanadium, zirconium, silicon tetrachloride, and zirconium and hafnium chemicals.
Depleted Uranium (DU) is, according to the Military Toxins Project, the radioactive by product of the uranium enrichment process, is "roughly 60% as radioactive as naturally occurring uranium and has a half-life of 4.5 billion years." The United States has in excess of 1.1 billion pounds of DU waste material. Using uranium as a fuel in the types of nuclear reactors common in the United States requires that the uranium be enriched so that the percentage of U235 is increased, typically to 3 to 5%. To enrich uranium, a process called gaseous diffusion was developed by the United States in the 1940s. The gaseous diffusion process creates two products: enriched uranium hexafluoride, and depleted uranium hexafluoride (depleted UF6). The DU decay chain includes hazardous radioactive thorium, radium, radon, the radon "daughters" and lead. The Department of Energy plans to recycle massive quantities of 1,250,000,000 pounds of DU into the commercial marketplace for reuse in consumer goods.† An International Appeal to Ban the Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons is underway.Ē http://www.iacenter.org/depleted/appeal.htm
Renewable power plants utilizing municipal solid waste, producing methanol fuel with anti-pollution devices, scrubbers, filters and controls seems the most likely course to explore.† Emissions can be processed, limiting pollutants and Vitrification International Technologies, Inc. (EnerWaste) http://www.enerwaste.com have introduced technologies in municipal waste disposal, which decrease atmospheric pollutants, and I believe could provide technologies that will decrease methanol power plant emissions substantially.† Research grants and funding should be allocated to the leaders in municipal waste disposal technologies.
We must recognize the enormous amount of raw materials required as fuel in order produce ethanol and methanol, harmful pollutants and enormous areas of land and raw materials required for large scale Ethanol and Methanol Power Plants.† Environmental damage to our forest and to much corn grown in order to supply the necessary fuel required to replace fossil fuels (Petroleum), would deplete crop lands of the nutrients and require more water then resources presently available to irrigate an additional 250 to 430 million ha of farm land.† One million plus acres that went up in smoke in the northwest last year has left behind burned trees that should be harvested for biomass.
Small methanol plants designed for the dairy, poultry and pig industries is essential and must be designed by those leading the way, introducing technologies for a more friendly and sound environment.† Albany/Corvallis, Oregon municipal landfill site is filling up.† EnerWaste technologies should replace this landfill site.† The following Web sites contain information relating Wastewater treatment facilities worldwide and Oregon environment: http://hometown.aol.com/ErikSchiff
Methanol fuel production in small mom and pop operations on farms has successfully risen as a viable option yet anti-pollutant devices and applications must be introduced. Technologies must guarantee devices eliminating emissions of toxin pollutants into the atmosphere, with immediate reduction of the harmful chemicals.
Renewable energy technologies harnessing renewable energy resources will never be depleted like fossil fuel and raw materials.† In fact, exploration of renewable energy technologies will far advance fossil fuel technologies and provide the United States Economy the energy necessary for continued growth.
I know what an oil rig looks like and I am not without imagination.† Why must environmentalist treats us like were stupid and show us an oil rig in the mountains?† I guess a windmill in the mountains wouldnít be acceptable either?
Iím an environmentalist or rather a republican conservative.† Iím also a democrat and Iím independent, but Iím practical.
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METHYL TERTIARY BUTYL ETHER (MTBE) August 2001
BRUCE WAYNE HENION
ENERGY QUEST HISTORY
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