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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Finally, Someone's Listening-Green Jobs in MI

Finally…Someone is listening about developing energy jobs!

In case you missed the 20/20 broadcast this week, it featured a wonderful segment on the New Normal in America including a focus on Mariah Power of Manistee, MI (a mighty cold place in the winter). Former auto workers now producing a nicely designed wind turbine system for home use. View it at:

New Normal: Workers Learn New Skills

A couple of years ago I had written Gov. Jennifer Granholm about a similar project proposal. I knew Ms. Granholm when she was the Attorney General of MI and provided her with some marketing perspectives when she ran for governor. She had the professionalism of responding.

I had sent the same information package to the (now) former governor of AZ, Janet Napolitano, now head of Homeland Security. One of my proposals included lining all publicly owned highways with solar panels and to create incentives to bring solar energy producers to Arizona (imagine having AZ as the leader in solar energy?).

Needless to say, I heard nothing back.

The same package was sent to Michael Crow, the president of Arizona State University. The package was sent (twice) to him after hearing his BS speech on CNN about wanting ideas from alumni (I am one) on making the university a center for ‘green’ and alternative energy research. Never heard a peep. Typical, unprofessional behavior from an overpaid ‘leader’ who is good at raising tuition costs, but little else.

The unions, such as the UAW/AFLCIO aren’t any better. I’ve sent them requests for information, without any response.

Certainly, people are busy, but that’s what these power brokers have staff for.

If you’d like to learn more about alternative energy, search these two sites:

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