Re: [hreg] HR2322
- This is fine relative to wind energy. Let's do it.
But let's go back to the 1970's relative to Mr. Jimmy Carter and provide Tax
credit for insulation added to the houses where a sufficient improvement in
conservation can be proved.(Before and after) electric bills PLUS the cost
of the insulation receipt, etc.
While we are at it, let us get independent about energy - hell we will have
to borrow oil just to fight a semi large scale war for about 6 months.
Let's leave Bush holding his oil coupons and let's start using
Hydrogen/Oxygen fuel cells. Takes a while to develop but the only polution
is clean water vapor that will return to the sea as rain/streams etc.
Let's start using Heat pumps and Geo-thermal energy during the winter
instead of each individual house having a Methane furnace where the exhaust
gas going up the chimmy is around 350 oF. A Utility providing circulating
water can be run both for cooling and for heating; hence a heat pump is
needed. So many blocks of homes can be serviced by one utility heating
station and one (the same) utility cooling tower or equivalent can be used
for cooling. Let's get these money changer out of the loop and put some
technical people in where they need to be.
This will allow the remaining oil in the ground to be used for pharmicutical
>From: "Steven Shepard" <sbtdesigns@...>
>Subject: [hreg] HR2322
>Date: Tue, Jul 10, 2001, 8:11 AM
> Following is a message from Mike Bergey with Bergey Windpower concerning
> House Bill HR2322.
> Your kind attention and response is requested:
> Last week Rep. J.C. Watts, Jr (R-OK) and three other Congressmen introduced
> HR 2322, the Home and Farm Wind Energy Systems Act of 2001. HR 2322 would
> provide a 30% federal tax credit to individuals and businesses that install
> small wind energy systems (up to 75 kW) during the next ten years. The
> credit would cover both on-grid and off-grid systems. The timing of HR
> 2322 is good because the U.S. House of Representatives will start preparing
> an energy bill within the next few weeks.
> In order for HR 2322 to be enacted we think we will need to generate
> hundreds of e-mails, phone calls, and letters to Congress so that we can
> build up an impressive list of Congressional co-sponsors. HR 876, the
> extension bill for the Production Tax Credit for large wind turbines, for
> example, has over 140 co-sponsors (but, they had a four month head
> start). A co-sponsor is a member of Congress that has agreed to have his
> or her name listed as a supporter of the bill.
> So, I'm asking for your help and the help of anyone else you can
> muster. Background information, the AWEA press release, a link to the bill
> language, and a mostly painless procedure for determining your
> Representative and sending him or her an e-mail message can be found
> through the Bergey Windpower home page, http://www.bergey.com Just click
> on the HR 2322 graphic at the top of the page.
> There has not been a federal tax credit for small wind systems since
> 1985. I hope you will agree with me that its time the federal government
> got back in the game. Jamie Steve, AWEA's legislative Director, believes
> that we only need 3 - 10 messages or calls to a Congressional office to get
> them to co-sponsor, so by all means please call a few of your
> friends. After all, who wouldn't want a $5 a month electric bill.
> You can make a difference. AWEA and the small wind turbine industry are
> working hard as well. I think we have a real chance. Please help.
> Thanks very much,
> Mike Bergey
> Chairman, AWEA Small Wind Turbine Committee
> Submitted by:
> SBT Designs
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> Boerne, Texas 78006
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