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Bill Ferree

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Member SinceJun 4, 2015CoLab Points (actual)
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CountryUnited StatesCoLab Points (max. potential)
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Bill Ferree is a long-time student of energy, environment, and politics. He lived for twenty years in climate-change-vulnerable Florida following retirement from a career as an airline pilot. Currently, he resides in Savannah.

Experience gained in working to develop commercial-scale PV solar installations in Florida, including writing contract proposals for actual projects, convinces him that renewable energy technology is advanced enough to make it a cheaper source for energy than underground hydrocarbons.

Experience with installing electric car charging station installations and personal use of hybrid cars and an EV convinces him that a very large portion of road travel can be done more cheaply, and with far less environmental impact, using battery electric vehicles.

Now that the climate risk of continued burning of fossil fuels is well understood and non-combustion alternatives are readily available, an intriguing question begs for an answer. Why is the transition to the newer, better, energy paradigm happening so slowly? Bill believes the answer is our failure to recognize that the climate problem is no longer one of science or economics. It is a political problem. Fortunately, the economic balance is moving toward the clean energy paradigm despite hostile politics. The task now should be to accelerate that trend and to look for "low hanging fruit" that reduces carbon impact during the extended transition period.

Proposals

Supportive Network for Implementing the Global Climate Action PlanJan 24, 2016
Red-Ink States Tax CarbonAug 15, 2017
Sweeten the Carbon DealJun 7, 2015
Make Climate a Top Priority for Action by Every Global Citizen and OrganizationSep 23, 2015
Detox the FleetJul 25, 2017
University Prestige To Break The Climate Policy GridlockOct 14, 2015
University Prestige To Tip the Scale for Climate ActionOct 15, 2015

Proposal Links

University Prestige To Break The Climate Policy GridlockOct 16, 2015
Red-Ink States Tax CarbonSep 5, 2017
A Carbon Negative Infrastructure and Economy: A Systems Design/Mngmt ApproachDec 11, 2015
University Prestige To Tip the Scale for Climate ActionOct 17, 2015
"33" A basic financing for all 17 goalsJan 7, 2018

Supporting

Unify America: Set the Example by Leading from the FrontSep 4, 2015
New Climate Magazine: Learning to live on a changing planetJun 17, 2015
Mobilizing for climate change actionJul 12, 2015
Real-time EER/COP Monitoring System of Air-conditioing Syatem for Efficient UseOct 14, 2015
University Prestige To Break The Climate Policy GridlockOct 15, 2015
University Prestige To Tip the Scale for Climate ActionOct 17, 2015
MIT 100% Net Zero at No Added Cost! MIT is hereby challenged.Oct 22, 2015
Refine Humanistic Metrics to Optimize Mitigation and Adaptation PlanningOct 22, 2015
Demonstration Project to Mitigate the Harm of Bundled-Cost ParkingOct 22, 2015
Supportive Network for Implementing the Global Climate Action PlanMar 20, 2016
The FlycycleSep 24, 2016
Proxy pricing carbon in state govt procurement, contracting, and acquistionAug 11, 2017
Climate Toothpaste: Advancing a Carbon Price using Art and HumorSep 10, 2017

Activities

Bill Ferree added a comment to proposal Detox the FleetJan 17, 2018
Bill Ferree added a comment to proposal Detox the FleetJan 13, 2018
Bill Ferree added a comment to proposal Detox the FleetDec 19, 2017
Bill Ferree voted for proposal Climate Toothpaste: Advancing a Carbon Price using Art and HumorDec 18, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetNov 6, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetNov 6, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetNov 2, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetOct 30, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetOct 29, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetOct 25, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetOct 25, 2017
Bill Ferree added a comment to proposal Climate Toothpaste: Advancing a Carbon Price using Art and HumorSep 10, 2017
Bill Ferree is supporting proposal Climate Toothpaste: Advancing a Carbon Price using Art and HumorSep 10, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetSep 9, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetSep 9, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Red-Ink States Tax CarbonSep 5, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetSep 4, 2017
Bill Ferree added a comment to proposal Detox the FleetSep 1, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Red-Ink States Tax CarbonAug 30, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetAug 26, 2017
Bill Ferree added a comment to proposal Red-Ink States Tax CarbonAug 17, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Red-Ink States Tax CarbonAug 17, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Detox the FleetAug 16, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Red-Ink States Tax CarbonAug 16, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Red-Ink States Tax CarbonAug 16, 2017
Bill Ferree updated a proposal Red-Ink States Tax CarbonAug 15, 2017
Bill Ferree created a Proposal Red-Ink States Tax CarbonAug 15, 2017
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