Fee And Dividend

"The Future of Energy is ' Net Zero Energy'
'Way Beyond Solar!'"

"Net Zero Energy" to Reach Revenues of $690 Billion / year by 2020
and $1.3 Trillion / year Industry by 2035

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Fee And Dividend


What is "Fee and Dividend"?

According to Dr. James Hansen, the "Fee and Dividend" program is a much more fair and equitable way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as opposed to Wall Street's "Cap and Trade" program which will give TRILLIONS of dollars to Wall Street bankers and the already filthy-rich fat-cats like Al Gore who support Cap and Trade only because it will make them richer and the poor poorer. For the average middle-income and lower income family, Cap and Trade is not only illogical - it's immoral.

However, the alternative to a Cap and Trade program, that is not only fair and moral, it's based on "free market capitalism" and it's called the Fee and Dividend program.  The Fee and Dividend method, as previously stated, is a free market capitalism solution that provides incentives to EVERYONE, equally and fairly, such as the homeowners and ratepayers that install renewable energy technologies such as a Distributed PV or Rooftop PV solar system - for eliminating their greenhouse gas emissions - as opposed to a Cap and Trade program with only a small group of investors, bankers and Wall Street fat-cats.

The purpose for both the Fee and Dividend and the Cap and Trade programs are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by deploying renewable energy technologies such as distributed energy resources, in order to reduce atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide to 350 ppm.  This can only be accomplished by transitioning away from the use of fossil fuels and rapidly deploying renewable energy.  The cost for replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy is estimated to be several trillion dollars of the next 15 years.  

By enacting a Fee and Dividend, a Carbon fee would be collected from the fossil fuel companies on the first sale of oil, natural gas or coal at the mine, wellhead or port of entry.  100% collected carbon fees would be "given" to the public monthly, deposited electronically in the people’s bank accounts or debit cards, an equal amount to each household, for them to install renewable energy technologies such as a Distributed PV or Rooftop PV solar system which will reduce or eliminate their monthly electric bill.

Fee and Dividend

American Energy Plan  *  Buildings of the Future  *  Distributed Energy Resources  *  EcoGeneration

Net Zero Energy  *  Solar Cogeneration  *  Trigeneration

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Palm Springs, California

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Since the USA has NEVER had an "Energy Plan"

even from our country's ENEMIES 
who have OUR country's 3-5 millions jobs
then we send America's military and our sons and daughters to 
fight & die over FOREIGN / OPEC oil?!?

That's NOT an Energy Plan!
So, we're creating the;

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* American Energy Independence

* LOWER energy prices

* 3-5 Million NEW American Jobs!

* NOT using our military & America's sons and daughter's 
especially as we have MORE oil than ALL 
Middle-East OPEC / MUSLIM countries, COMBINED!


More about the "American Energy Plan"

The "American Energy Plan" will:

Working initially from within the beast, the American Energy Plan replaces the massive inefficiencies and tax-payer WASTED dollars of "crownie-capitalism" programs that made themselves rich but failed to solve any problems.  History proves time and again that central planning, top-down government socialism is a failed socio-economic model and that decentralized, "free market capitalism" ideas and solutions that made America great and successful. The same holds true with producing and distributing power and energy, the decentralized model provides the most efficient and economic solution with the fewest externalities.

FIRST step to a renewable energy future is to IMMEDIATELY END all foreign oil purchases, and putting Americans back to work producing America's oil! This will end the WORST DEPRESSION in American history and keep the $1/2 Trillion dollars we now send to OPEC / muslim countries for the oil we need.  America produces oil cleaner and greener than ANY other country. And, by producing America's oil here, we save ENORMOUS amounts of greenhouse gas emissions that are generated when shipping foreign oil to the USA.

And all within 10 years!


About us:

The founder of the Renewable Energy Institute (REI) was first involved in Net Zero Energy buildings and Solar Trigeneration sm energy system in 2001 - 2002.  This started with family-owned real estate developments in Northern and Southern California.  This interest was accelerated when REI's founder was introduced to the President of a solar company in Los Angeles and their client, the Audubon Nature Center at Deb's Park (Los Angeles) that was planning to build a new 5,000 sf office and conference center. Except, the new building for the Audubon Nature Center was about 1/2 mile from the end of the power lines and a very costly extension of the power lines to their new facility forced them to consider a solar solution. When the Audubon Nature Center's new 5,000 sf office and conference center was completed in 2003, the facility not only featured the Solar Trigeneration sm energy system - they were awarded one of the first Platinum LEED Awards by the USGBC - and the powerlines were still 1/2 mile away! To this day, 100% of the power and energy for the Audubon Nature Center's building is supplied by the Solar Trigeneration sm energy system - whether at 12 noon, or 12 midnite.  (The Audubon's facility also includes a battery energy storage system for back-up power generated by the Rooftop PV panels as well as a thermal energy storage system that stores the excess hot water generated by the evacuated tube collectors).

These early projects led to more client inquiries and engagements with real estate developers, architects and building owners in Southern California, Louisiana and Texas and the advent of a growing Net Zero Energy industry along with Solar Cogeneration sm  & Solar Trigeneration sm energy systems. This culminated in a family-owned 200 (Net Zero Energy) home real estate development in Desert Hot Springs which has been approved but not yet constructed. 

During this time, the REI's Founder became a volunteer and Advisor to the University of Texas' Solar Decathlon Competition. He coordinated the donation of the same solar thermal system used at the Audubon Nature Center's facility in Los Angeles, for UT's entry in the 2002 Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington, D.C.  UT's entry in the Solar Decathlon Competition placed 1st in the domestic hot water competition that year (2002) and 4th overall, out of 20 universities that had entered. 

In 2006, after Hurricane Kattrina devastated New Orleans, the REI was formed and several of the REI's board members and a Professor from the University of Texas School of Architecture formed a design team to enter the Brad Pitt/Global Green Rebuild New Orleans Competition.  Our entry also focused on sustainable building solutions and materials as well as the Net Zero Energy concepts, incorporating once again, a Solar Trigeneration sm energy system. 

Today, the REI "Flagship" has chartered the Renewable Energy Institute in Florida, with discussions to open REI state chapters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Minnesota and Oregon. 

The REI supports greater use of Net Zero Energy systems by architects, builders, homeowners and owners of commercial buildings. This includes "upgrading" homes and commercial buildings to Net Zero Energy.  The REI provides Net Zero Energy; advertising, business development, conferences, e-commerce, education, marketing, online marketing, public relations, renewable energy, sales and strategic marketing solutions for architects, builders, cities, colleges, HVAC contractors, Net Zero Energy developers, real estate developers and universities.


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3-5 million new jobs
Fuel Savings of > $1.50/gallon
American Energy Independence
Ends the worst economic depression of all time







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“spending hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars every year for oil, much of it from the Middle East, is just about the single stupidest thing that modern society could possibly do.  It’s very difficult to think of anything more idiotic than that.”
~ R. James Woolsey, Jr., former Director of the CIA

Price of Addiction
to Foreign Oil

According to R. James Woolsey, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, “The basic insight is to realize that global warming, the geopolitics of oil, and warfare in the Persian Gulf are not separate problems — they are aspects of a single problem, the West’s dependence on oil.”  


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