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February 24, 2011

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February 24, 2011

The energy field is complex, and it remains a great source of untapped opportunity in our country. It ranges issues from energy efficiency, domestic and foreign fuel consumption, clean and renewable energy as well as security, jobs and the environment. EESI plays an important role in helping people in the industry as well as congressional leaders understand both substance and nuance. Please keep up the good work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I attend some of their briefings.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes suggested at this time.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

Their subject matter expertise and access to policy makers.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 23, 2011

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February 23, 2011

EESI provides Congressional briefings with expert panelists to inform the influential folks on Capitol Hill about the most pressing policy issues affecting energy and the environment.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing them put on brief after brief both while I was an intern and since then as a member of the DC community who is concerned about these issues.

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I would like to know specifically how their actions have influenced pieces of legislation. (Of course, this is easy to ask for and hard to deliver.)

February 23, 2011

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February 23, 2011

Working at EESI was a truly wonderful experience, both for the nature of the work they do with Congress as well as for the team-work and relationship building within the organisation itself. It was for me a situation where I looked forward to coming to work every morning, knowing I would expand my perspective on clean energy and learn about new, alternative and innovative energy and policy solutions.
I was very impressed by the staff and their dedication which seemed never to falter, and for the general collaboration between staff members.
Most of all, I was inspired by the breadth of impact a small non-profit with limited funds could achieve, through efficient and high quality work. I strongly believe in and support all the work they do educating Congress on clean energy and climate change.

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During my time at EESI we worked hard on fundraising project to help develop policy which promotes high performance manufactured housing. This project came to fruition, ensuring that manufactured houses for low-income families are energy efficient, enabling home owners or renters to save money.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think the only thing EESI needs at this point is more funding with which they could expand and continue their work. At this point the organisation may be limited logistically in the size of its workforce and the funding available.

February 23, 2011

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February 23, 2011

As a former intern at EESI, I am intimately aware of the organization function and the critical role it plays in educating our decision makers. Beginning with its dedicated staff, the organization provides an immeasurable service to the improvement of environmental and energy policy in this country. I am also deeply thankful for the opportunity to have worked there and the connections and opportunities it has brought me since. Keep up the good work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my work in international development

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

create a program targeted towards international policy/climate finance

February 23, 2011

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February 23, 2011

I recently became the development intern at EESI and I've had nothing short of an amazing experience so far. I feel I've already benefited from being around such a hard working staff. Attending briefings at the Capitol has been both exciting and informative. Everyday I have the privilege of getting hands on experience in the fight for clean energy and I'm proud to be a part of such an established and professional organization.

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We recently had a briefing at the Capitol where there was standing room only to hear about the importance of continued funding for Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology, which is being compared to this generation's micro-chip revolution.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it the power to lobby and flood politicians with money the way oil and gas does.

October 5, 2010

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October 5, 2010

I have worked in many fields, grew up in a small town of less than 1,000 people, a farm community, worked on farms, in construction, manufacturing, welding, operating forklift, overhead crane, maintenace in plastic molding, received an Associates Degree in Auto Tech, ASE Certified, drove truck ten years, & have been a freight broker for three years, Once a freight broker I found how much waste there is in freight transportation yet the industry, representatives in DC, as with health care refuse to accept, or acknowledge we're on a head-on collision with the next too big to fail. The transportation system we use is outdated, we waste billions of dollars a year, not only in transportation, but due to transportation. Traffic congestion, deadhead miles, accidents, injury, resulting in rising health care costs, & more. In research to better my business as a broker I came across EESI & the information is great, proof backing up all I have found in most everything I have on my site. If we could get our representatives to listen, put this IT ahead of self interest, & contributors we could easily turn this nation around. The 21st century is proving to be a challenge we have not yet realized, many people left behind because they refuse to accept, utilize the information, & IT available. If you look at www.b4dcfreight.com links page you will find information from the FHWA: Table 3-5. Truck Miles by Products Carried: 2002 In 2002 the US had 29 million deadhead freight miles, 20% of total 145,173 million freight, miles were empty trucks. Compare Figure 3-4. Estimated Average Daily Long-Haul Truck Traffic on the National Highway System: 2002 to Figure 3-5. Estimated Average Daily Long-Haul Truck Traffic on the National Highway System: 2035 Freight traffic is projected to increase substantially in the near future. Look at http://ewg.org/ billions handed out to corporate/factory farms while family farmers go under, & rising health care costs a result, to http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/ the nation is $2.2 trillion in need of infrastructure upgrades yet according to www.supplycahinbrain.org videos National Freight Policy, US Dept of Commerce with Joe Holecko, We spend $200 billion a year due to traffic congestion, will spend 14% of GDP in 2050. While we're in wars EESI makes the point as Energy Innovation in Our Nation’s Defense America’s energy choices are inextricably linked to national and economic security. America’s oil dependence leaves the nation vulnerable to hostile nations and diverts hundreds of billions of dollars out of the economy each year. Declining oil supplies combined with increased global demand will only increase these pressures and impact our ability to remain militarily strong and agile. DOD is uniquely positioned, because of its own energy security needs, to help drive the market for innovative applications and broad utilization of clean energy technologies. Key partnerships with other federal agencies and the private sector can help DOD unleash the full force of American innovation and investment leadership in clean energy technologies. If you look at the sacrifices young Americans are making, wounded, dying for their country, we spend trillions on these wars, & will spend trillions on health care for Vets, it's impossible to not recognize the importance of sites such as EESI! Of all the sites I have on www.b4dcfreoight.com EESI seems to bring the most valuable information in that it brings the reality of the cost of war, importance of energy independence, & possibly the key to national security. Thanks EESI for a great job, I hope everyone in the nation, if not world wake up to the facts you bring so we can one day find a more intelligent way to solve problems than going to war in which we only compound those problems.

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work & life

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowledge

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very informative

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

December 16, 2009

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December 16, 2009

EESI provides valuable, progressive clean energy and environment knowledge to the legislative community who are continually fed misinformation from high powered lobbying firms representing fossil fuel industries. EESI briefings provide strong content on a variety pressing energy and environment subjects which would otherwise not be heard on Capitol Hill. As the fossil fuel lobby's war chest is enormous with extensive reach, EESI is an important organization to support.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning from diverse subject matter speakers who provide detailed information.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 23, 2009

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April 23, 2009

EESI performs a vital service in linking subject matter experts to Members of Congress and their staff on pressing and emerging environmental and energy issues and opportunities. Everyone would be worse off without EESI!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Spend all of its time on identifying and showcasing policy thought leaders rather than fundraising.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 15, 2009

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April 15, 2009

EESI does a phenomenal job of bringing critical information on energy and the environment to decision makers and other constituents. By brining key experts together to deliver critical messages, they advance the cause of sustainability in ways that few others can claim.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their ability to inject high-quality and unbiased information into critical environmental debates

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely knowledgeable and effective organizers

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 26, 2009

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February 25, 2009

I joined the EESI Board of Directors in the very beginning when Congressman Richard Ottinger and I had been instrumental in getting "PURPA" passed. I am considered by many as the author of PURPA and ... more

February 26, 2009

I have been on the Board of Trustees for EESI since the beginning when I was very involved with Congressman Dick Ottenger in putting PURPA together. EESI has done a great job in educating the congressional staff and the congress on the importanc of clean renewable energy. EESI has been very helpful to Decker Energy International, Inc. and Midland Energy, L.L.C. in making contact and commuicating with congress. The fact that Preident Obama has a goal of doubling the amount of renewable energy produced in the U.S.A. in the next three years is evidence of EESI's good work.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the education of congress and congressional staff in the importance of developing our energy supply of clean energy so we can eliminate importing so much foreign oil.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue the objectives and goals we now have.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

contacts I have made with so many organizations and people that has helped me to carry out my passion for developing clean renewable energy that will cut down on our importing so much foreign oil

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very dedicated and competent to carry out the objectives and goals of EESI.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

accomplish its objectives and goals moe completely and effectively.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend in the briefingsand operations of EESI during the last several years like I was able to do in the early years of EESI.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continuing to raise the funds necesary to carry out our objectives and goals.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep up the fine work you are doing.

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

Decker Energy International, Inc.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 25, 2009

I joined the EESI Board of Directors in the very beginning when Congressman Richard Ottinger and I had been instrumental in getting "PURPA" passed. I am considered by many as the author of PURPA and Dick Ottinger is the one that got it passed. Decker Energy International, Inc. is a biomass company and has benefited from EESI's support and educational programs. For example; Carol Werner, Executive Director of EESI set up meetings for DEI with congressional staff. DEI still supports EESI in some of their educational meetings. I look foreward to setting up meetings with Obama's energy team when I am in Washington, D.C. for our next EESI Board Meeting to further develop President Obama's goal of doubling our renewable energy production and helping to reduce our oil imports. I am very happy that President Obamahas chosen Dr. Chu for his Secretary of Energy because his background is so well suited to developing renewable energy for our country. EESI is doing a very important job and doing it very well.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

educating the congressional staff and congress itself in moving the U.S.A. to realize the benefits of using clean renewable energy.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue the objectives and goals of promoting and educating congress and their staffs on becoming independent of foreign oil and continue to develop our own renewable energy technology.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The many wonderful, dedicated people I have had the privilege to know and work with and share in their accomplishments.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Highly dedicated and competent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do more to educate congress and other organizations

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to take advantage of the services that they offered to get the country off foreign oil and on to using our own clean energy resources.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Continue to fund the organization

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

Decker Energy International, & Midland Energy, L.L.C.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

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