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Executive Order 13423

Vulnerability Reduction: Issued in early 2007 EO 13423 requires agencies to reduce petroleum usage by 3% per year through 2015, a total cut of 30% from 2005 levels.

State of the Union Address

"Keeping America competitive requires affordable energy. And here we have a serious problem: America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world. The best way to break this addiction is through technology."

~ President Bush

Executive Order 01-07

California Executive Order requires reduction of carbon emissions and diversification from oil as the "one every source for its transportation economy".

Draft California Resolution on Solar Powered Transportation

Draft City Resolution adapted for cities to comply and invite solar powered transportation.

Executive Order 02-07 notes the need to re-tool California's infrastructure. Again, adding solar powered transportation to the list of alternatives would be very helpful in implementing market-based solutions to re-tooling sustainable transportation infrastructure.

Executive Order S-7-04 on the Hydrogen Highway. It would be good to see such an executive order for solar powered transportation since solar energy is the most plentifully available power source in every California city. Vast solar arrays can be deployed in cities; synergy between the distributed nature of the transportation network and the distributed nature of sunshine.

Executive Order 12-04 outlines emergency electrical procedures. If this policy were used to encourage deployment of solar powered transportation networks electrical grid instability can be substantially mitigated. Hot sunny days when air conditioning loads are greatest, the vast solar arrays from the transportation grid will be provide vast surplus power.

Executive Order 06-06 outlines biomass as fuel. If this policy were used to encourage deployment of solar powered transportation networks the fuel would be more plentiful and not affect food prices the way biomass fuels are.

Executive Order 03-05 outlines biomass as fuel. If this policy were used to encourage deployment of solar powered transportation networks the fuel would be more plentiful and not affect food prices the way biomass fuels are.

Board of Hennepin County Commissioners

"JPods' approach to the energy and transportation needs of our community is one whose time is come. Computerized networks can automate repetitive centers, and commuters to and from work."

~ Mark Stenglein


President Minneapolis City Council

"Physical Internet will increase personal mobility for our school kids, the economically challenged, our senior citizens, the disabled community and those stuck in rush-hour(s) traffic.

As a City Council Member in our state's largest city, I firmly believe that strong leadership in a public/private alliance can quickly implement break through technologies such as yours."

~ Barbara Johnson


Eugene Nishinaga,
Manager of Research and Development, BART, San Francisco, CA

"Your combining new transit technologies with affordable solutions for reserving parking, user access to multi-modal transit information and pool rental cars may provide communities incremental ways to bridge from where we are to what is possible."

~ Eugene Nishinaga


Power: the Will and Ability to Win Applied to Achieving an Objective

Leaders are emerging, defining objectives and ralley the will and ability to win.

I believe they are leading a change that will increase security, change the balance of trade, create jobs and clean the environment.

  • Power is applying the will and ability to win to achieving an objective.
    • The will to win is people; their creativity, sweat, faith, knowledge, courage, etc....
    • The ability to win is the management of resources and training.
    • Objective is clarity of vision and communication of where we are going.
    • Applying is leadership, inspiring diverse personal interests to risk and sacrifice to achieving the objective.
  • Excellence is the process of relentlessly improving.
    • Starting by adhering to what is known. Reduce the noise which confuses action.
    • Test assumptions
    • Plan for change know that changing an organization will create a crisis.
    • Execute.
    • Repeat the cycle to home in on the objective.

Draft City Resolutions: November 1, 2006

Global Warming:
Whereas being a good steward of natural resources is vital to long term ecological and economic stability; and
Whereas Carbon Dioxide levels are at twice their pre-Industrial Revolution levels; and
Whereas the Stern Report (October 30, 2006, issued by the British Government) estimates:
- the cost of Global Warming will consume about 20% of GDP
- Global Warming can be mitigated by an investment of 1% of GDP; and
Whereas The Clean Air Act of 1970 supports the concept that being responsible stewards of natural resources improves profits:

Be it resolved that a taxing authority will be formed and charged with the task of taxing sources of congestion, waste, air and water pollution, and;
Be it resolved that all new public capital expenditures will be reviewed for their Global Warming burden, and;
Be it resolved that city leaders will encourage business leaders to act in advance of taxing policies to mitigate business impact on Global Warming.

Transportation is Essential
Whereas transporting goods and services is essential to the economy; and
Whereas automating sewer, water, electrical and communications infrastructure networks resulted in improved standards of living and economic opportunity;

Be it resolved that innovations for computerized control and automating transportation of goods and people will be granted non-exclusive rights-of-way access commensurate with their potential or proven value in implementing sustainable infrastructure.

Oil Addiction
Whereas profits from foreign oil dependency funded the terrorist attack on the United States on 9/11/2001; and
Whereas NATO troops are deployed in foreign lands, in harms way, protecting access to foreign oil; and
Whereas political instability and open hostility in some oil producing nations is a threat to the United States economy; and
Whereas oil is a limited resource, discovery of new oil deposits peaked in 1964 and extraction, has peaked or will peak within 26 years; and
Whereas the tripling of crude oil prices between 2000 and 2006 adds hardships to the economy; and
Whereas the Oil Embargo of 1973 caused economic dislocation and provides an indication of hardships coming due to future oil shortages; and
Whereas it will take 30 to 50 years to re-tool the economy to eliminate foreign oil dependency;

Be it resolved that all new capital expenditures will be reviewed for their contribution to becoming independent of foreign oil, and;
Be it resolved that city agencies must document the duration required to approve or disapprove sustainable infrastructure requests.

Safety
Whereas automobile accidents in Minnesota kill about 11 users per 100,000 population; and
Whereas automobile accidents cause further injuries and emotional and financial hardships; and
Whereas the cost of car accidents in Minnesota exceeds $3 billion annually;

Be it resolved that alternative transport mechanisms that might be safer will be granted non-exclusive rights-of-ways access commensurate with their potential or proven value in improving safety.

Personal Mobility
Whereas personal mobility is essential to economic, social and educational opportunity; and
Whereas automobiles account for about 97% of trips;

Be it resolved that innovations for providing personal mobility will be granted non-exclusive rights-of-way access commensurate with their potential or proven value in implementing sustainable infrastructure.

Funding
Whereas benefiting from innovation is a characteristic of private sector: and
Whereas public funds are limited;
Whereas the building of the Transcontinental Railroads and the Internet are good examples of radically expanding infrastructure with private capital;

Be it resolved that Innovation should be funded by the private sector: and
Be it resolved that all subsidies for transportation should be publicized so true value can be assessed; and
Be it resolved subsidies should be eliminated to the extent practical so innovation competes on a level playing field with existing transportation resources.

Encouraging Sources of Innovations
Whereas current infrastructure is responsible for oil dependency and contributes to Global Warming;
Whereas innovation to create new infrastructure is needed;
Whereas innovation often comes from entrepreneurs and small businesses that do not have extensive resources;

Be it resolved that city agencies must justify delays in granting innovations the opportunity to aid in building sustainable infrastructure, and;
Be it resolved that the city will establish an ombudsman program for reducing administrative delays in achieving sustainable infrastructure, and;
Be it resolved that the city will deregulate to the extent practical to improve the environment for innovation flourish, and;
Be it resolved that the city will establish an incentive program to help propagate those innovations that result in achieving public policy objectives in the amount of one-third the estimated cost savings of the innovation.

Jobs
Where as other cities, states, nations share the need to build sustainable infrastructure; and
Whereas exporting innovations will create jobs and businesses;

Be it resolved that city agencies will publicize successes and promote innovations that provide sustainable infrastructure, and;
Be it resolved that the city will collaborate with existing export agencies to encourage the export of sustainable infrastructure technologies.

Disruption Mitigation
Whereas the shift from foreign oil dependency to sustainable infrastructure will be disruptive; and
Whereas an estimated 1.4 million new jobs will be created and an undefined number of jobs will be lost and transformed;

Be it resolved that the city will allocate the one-third of estimated cost savings of innovations to fund job and educational retraining for those workers displaced by the transition to sustainable infrastructure, and;
Be it resolved the city will examine and collaborate with other governments to implement a windfall tax for mobility users to aid in retraining displaced workers and creating incentive programs to propagate innovations, and;

Be it resolved the city will collaborate with other government agencies to allow workers to change jobs with minimal risk to health and supporting benefits.