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  • Nautical Petroleum Plc.
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 17, 2008
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      > I also work for SRE and am a big believer in what we are doing after being in the solar industry for many years. This is a great way to help people save money. there is no pressure, our raters are certified and give an independent rating, a comprehensive grade to your house performance, this is all, we then offer the opportunity to talk to someone about what was found, permission is asked as to whether you are interested in this service and if so then someone will set an appointment to see you. Some problems we can fix like HVAC, the largest load on your home energy system, we don’t do windows. We are invited back into the home. Quite frankly it is a unique approach to energy efficiency. instead of selling renewables only, we think that conservation and energy efficiency should be stressed first, this is only natural, use less. The fact that we offer some of these services is a natural progression to this service. To state that this is unethical is I guess an opinion but to suggest that we find problems that are not there or offer solutions that are not needed is not what I have observed. That would be unethical and against the core beliefs of our owners and employees. I can tell you that this company and its employees have the highest integrity.
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      > Is it unethical for a Doctor to diagnose your problems and then heal you or suggest ways to heal you? We heal your energy problems by finding them first and making suggestions on how to fix them. Most people have found this very helpful.
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      > All the best,
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      > John Miggins
      > Area Manager
      > Standard Renewable Energy
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      > 1401 McKinney, Suite 900
      > Houston, Texas 77010
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      > From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Stephanie Edwards-Musa
      > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:57 PM
      > To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [hreg] Home energy raters...
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      > I see what you are getting at, and I would probably question the integrity of some companies. But, Standard Renewable Energy is what most know to be Newpoint Energy. I trust Chris and all of the guys I have met over there. They seem to rely on word of mouth and positive customer relations.
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      > Maybe Chris Boyer will hop on and talk about the program.
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      > Stephanie Edwards-Musa
      > Realtor®, Certified EcoBroker®
      > Coldwell Banker United, Realtors®
      > 1500 Research Forest #200
      > The Woodlands, TX 77381
      > Direct: 281-635-9444
      > Fax: 281-364-8602
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      > From: "Jim & Janet" <jhd1@...>
      > To: <hreg@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [hreg] Home energy raters...
      > Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:51:04 -0500
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      > True. But electric utilities are also mandated to reduce demand by their customers. Energy audits is just one of the ways they "try" to get us to buy less electricity. Anyway, utilities only sell electricity and not home energy efficiency upgrades.
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      > Jim
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      > From: Stephanie Edwards-Musa <mailto:Sedwards@...>
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      > To: hreg@yahoogroups.com <mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com>
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      > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:41 PM
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      > I don't really see it as unethical as there is a program mandated by the state for utility providers to offer free audits and free maintenance repairs such as caulking, sealing air returns, weather stripping, etc. The first email mentioned it was mentioned on behalf of Green Mountain Energy so it makes sense...
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      > Stephanie Edwards-Musa
      > Realtor®, Certified EcoBroker®
      > Coldwell Banker United, Realtors®
      > 1500 Research Forest #200
      > The Woodlands, TX 77381
      > Direct: 281-635-9444
      > Fax: 281-364-8602
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      > From: "Jim & Janet" <jhd1@...>
      > To: <hreg@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [hreg] Home energy raters...
      > Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 21:34:27 -0500
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      > Many electric utilities will offer a home energy audit as well as a number of residential builders. However, though it's not against the law to offer this service, it is un-ethical to perform audits and recommend repairs or upgrades that are performed by that business or it's affiliate.
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      > For instance, if a rater gives you a list of items that they claim will improve your homes energy efficiency, including a new more efficient HVAC system, if that company sells/installs (or is affiliated with a HVAC installation company) they are violating the ethical standards of the Texas Home Energy Raters. this could be spray-in foam insulation, radiant barriers or any number of specialties including solar PV.
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      > Again, it's not illegal but it is un-ethical. Apparently it is a big problem since home rating licensing services receive numerous complaints in this relatively new (in the southern US) business.
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      > Please investigate closely any offers before you pay your money. Ask for references and don't be sold something you don't need.
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      > Jim Duncan
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      > http://www.txhero.org/associations/6477/files/How%20to%20Become%20a%20Certified%20Rater.pdf <http://www.txhero.org/associations/6477/files/How%20to%20Become%20a%20Certified%20Rater.pdf>
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      > From: Raymond Ramos <mailto:ajsinits@...>
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      > To: hreg@yahoogroups.com <mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com>
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      > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 7:31 PM
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      > Subject: [SPAM] [hreg] Standard Renewable Energy
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      > Kevin
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      > Have you heard of Standard Renewable Energy Company? I am asking because my electric provider Green Mountain said they will do a free solar audit for our house for free.
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      > Thank you.
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      > Raymond
      > Kevin Conlin <kconlin@... <mailto:kconlin@...> > wrote:
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      > Regarding the electrolysis of water into oxygen and hydrogen to inject with the fuel in an internal combustion engine, Myth Busters just did an experiment with a variety of “mileage boosters”, including that one. Made no difference in mileage, and I’m guessing the additional electrical load placed on the alternator would consume more power than the injection of tiny amounts of hydrogen would provide. Waste of time and money.
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      > Kevin Conlin
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      > From: hreg@yahoogroups.com [mailto:hreg@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Sandi Booth
      > Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 4:41 PM
      > To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [hreg] inexpensive, fuel-efficient vehicle guidance
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      > Interesting you should bring up this issue. I have put some numbers to the cost of the hybrid cars and for the additional dollars it doesn't pay financially to purchase one unless gas goes up several more dollars a gallon. Which of course it could. I would love to alter a car to run on water but it is over my head in reading the schematics. I was thinking about finding a physics student and a mechanic that would like to do this for me. Anybody willing to experiment with me? Check out this website. http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/feb2/carplans.htm <http://www.spiritofmaat.com/archive/feb2/carplans.htm>
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      > You can also find videos and pictures of the combustion chamber on U-Tube.
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      > Sandi
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      > To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      > From: anniemktx@...
      > Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:18:19 -0700
      > Subject: Re: [hreg] inexpensive, fuel-efficient vehicle guidance
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      > I've been driving a Toyota Echo and it is just fine. I can drive to Nacogdoches and back, and still go to work a couple of days on a tank, which costs about $35.00 (I don't keep up well with exact mpgs). Good luck.
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      > Anne
      > Mark Venzke <mv.deziner@...> wrote:
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      > Friends,
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      > Please extend any information or advice that you may have about inexpensive, fuel-efficient vehicles.
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      > I am seriously considering purchasing a new or used car or mini-pickup truck very soon. My research has lead me to consider the following:
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      > * Kia Rio 5 (a hatchback)
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      > * Kia Cinco (predecessor to the Kia 5)
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      > * Hundai Accent
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      > * Toyota Echo (out of production but very fuel efficient)
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      > * Toyota, Nissan or pre-Ford Mazda mini-pickup truck
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      > Sure, I would like to buy a hybrid vehicle, but they are relatively expensive. Sure, I would like to buy a fuel cell vehicle, but they are still being developed. Sure, I would like a hydrogen vehicle, but no sub-compact cars offer this system. Sure, I would like a natural gas vehicle, but fueling stations are few and more than a tankful of natural gas between. Sure, I would like a bio-fuel vehicle, but I do not want to contribute to food shortages and starvation. Sure, I would like to buy a vehicle that would have been made in the United States, but such vehicles do not compare favorably in specifications, warranty and crash-test performance to Korean-made Kia and Hyundai vehicles.
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      > With a vehicle in which investing in fuel-efficiency-enhancement systems of which I have learned, I think that I could "tweak" a new or used vehicle to get substantially better fuel efficiency. I would, in effect, be "hybridizing" a conventional vehicle. Like me, many of you have probably happened upon Internet sites that offer on-board, water dissociating systems that introduce into the fuel-air mixture hydrogen and oxygen that add more "bang" to the fuel and yield greatly improved fuel efficiency.
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      > I am leaning toward the 2008 Rio 5 (2007 if a dealer still has one that it would sell at a bargain price).
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      > * $13,540
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      > * 27/32 mpg with a 5-speed, manual transmission
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      > * 10-year/100,000-mile drive train warranty
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      > * 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty
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      > * 5-year/100,000-mile corrosion warranty
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      > * 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance service
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      > * five-star crash test
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      > * J D Power & Associates highest ranked sub-compact car in initial quality
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      > I would prefer to buy a three- to five-year-old car, but, ironically, getting financing on a new car appears to me to be easier than getting financing on a used car. With no money down, non-stellar credit and a very rough, old car for trade-in, I do not think I have the option of considering a used car. Fortunately, I have two, modest-but-steadily-paying jobs.
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      > A salesman at a Kia dealership here, in greater Houston, told me on the telephone that he is eager to deal with me despite the particulars of my situation.
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      > Do you have or have you had one of the vehicles that I am considering? If you have one or if you have had one, what do you think of it?
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      > Can you suggest inexpensive, fuel efficient vehicles that I do not list above?
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      > Can you recommend vehicle dealerships or salespersons?
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      > Can you recomend any way(s) to make a 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity get thirty or more miles per gallon? (It presently gets seventeen miles per gallon.)
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      > Sincerely,
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      > Mark Venzke
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