Mr. Ahmed: No one is asking you to change if you have worked in the field of Hydrocarbons for so many years.But having been conditioned in that mode it is hardMessage 1 of 1 , Sep 16, 2007View SourceMr. Ahmed:No one is asking you to change if you have worked in the field of Hydrocarbons for so many years.But having been conditioned in that mode it is hard for you to realize that there is an ever growing need for Energy which cannot be met only by Oil/Gas resources, which are depleting at a rapid rate and may not last beyond this century. Renewable Energy Technolgies are SUPPLEMENTAL for Conservation of energy (for those who already have connection with the Grid), but a means of sustainability where Grid for those who have no access to the grid.Secondly, if part of the energy is derived from RE Sources, it lessens the need to build more Carbon emitting power stations lowering the existing levels of Earth-Warming gases, to protect our environment which not only affects the Climate but also causes several thousand deaths due to pulmopnary diseases, and reduces the efficiency of a nation due to such hazards which can be mitigated by introducing RE alternatives. Also, one must not forget that day by day the price of OIL keeps creeping up rather than coming down. Installing a grid-tied PV System (affordable) not only reduces the Carbon emissions due to increased energy demand, but also reduces one's monthly bills along with recovering the cost of such a system within 5 to 7 years, after which for about 20 year one gets free energy from the SUN and by selling it to the utility the consumer effectively makes money through savings.In China, now there is mandatory law to have Solar Hot Water heaters (backed by regular heaters) to reduce the use of energy from gas or electricity or oil, but SUN preheats the water in Solar Collectors and this water is sent to the regular tank for heat exchange to reduce the consumption of conventional sources of energy. You have a choice as no one on this Forum is focing you to change if you like the Oil and gas and are willing to pay the price.Bashir A. Syed----- Original Message -----From: Solar EnergySent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 8:26 PMSubject: RE: [hreg] What's the hreg mission
I appreciate you sending me the Mission Statement but it still doesn't answer my questions. Of course we all know we're engaged in the topic of Renewable Energy but why? I ask once again, why this group wants to have Renewable Energy in lieu of oil that easily comes out of ground. For now forget the heavy tar oil? What's the purpose of changing from oil & natural gas to renewable energy?
Robert Johnston <junk1@plastability. com> wrote:Ahmad,There is an HREG website here: http://www.txses. org/hreg/ index.phpIf you read the top of the home page youll find, among other words, these: The Houston Renewable Energy Group (HREG) was established in 1999 with the primary goal of educating the Houston region on the power of renewable energy. Houston 's climate and availability of conventionally- generated power create special challenges and barriers to the incorporation of Renewable Energy (RE) systems. The HREG network of RE enthusiasts, engineers, architects, specialists, and users provides a pathway to sensible energy conservation and generation, as well as a cleaner Houston . HREG is a non-profit volunteer organization and local chapter of the Texas Solar Energy Society, which is a 501 (c) 3 organization.Robert Johnston
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Subject: [hreg] What's the hreg mission
Pinpoint customers who are looking for what you sell.