Recently, limelight was shining on the new vehicles to hit the automobile market this year. I observed many interviews with the large automaker’s CEOs regarding the newly revised automobiles and their prospective thoughts on their company’s business paths.
As of late I have not read or heard anything new from Jack Welch or T. Boone Pickens. A statement from an earlier blog post was from a commenter giving the typical pass the buck response. A summary of the statement was (I support natural gas vehicles, but think that Welch and Pickens should do all of their organizing in order to make the natural gas vehicle a real option.)
Here is what I understand, CEOs already make a lot of money and do what they must and risk little political capital to make their profits. If you have the time then please read my last blog, “Developing America’s Natural Gas Sector.” In this blog, I give a rough estimate based on gasoline sector petroleum based usage. One third (1/3) of the transportation sector, 7% of total U.S energy consumption would create a $125 Billion dollar fuel cost savings cutting emissions in half, and create a $125 Billion dollar domestic fuel market with natural gas YEARLY!
Can you think of anything else than can nation build, while protecting, and recapitalizing our homeland so easily? Seriously!
CEO’s of natural gas company's might be interested, but they are already making historic earnings. The domestic fuel markets help America nation build and recapitalize the American workforce most. I believe this creates a case for leverage and need. The current response to the Pickens Plan and Jack Welch’s support is typical… Nothing! Remember what the chickens do when they come home to roost!
I am not alone in liking and respecting action. Understandably, multinational corporations (CEOs at the helm) care about profit for share holders, not patriotism, and certainly not building careers for American families. This is an example of why leverage is needed. A 16.5 trillion dollar deficit is too big of a sandwich to eat and too big of a crack to fill. The positive side is that natural gas vehicles do provide the material needed to bridge the gap. Action is needed to manifest this nation building solution.
My fear is that the lack of political support and corporate will power for natural gas vehicles is the current detriment to a plan that seems too obvious to ignore. Personally, I don’t expect retired billionaires to lead the charge in a full forced campaign in favor of natural gas transportation. I’m nothing more than an exiled blogger, not making a profit from my continual support, (a great needed want though.) I would like to see congress fund natural gas filling stations making it possible for companies like UPS and FEDEX which favor natural gas fuel to make converting their fleet vehicles possible.
Another vehicle type that could greatly benefit from natural gas vehicle capacity is recreational vehicles (RV’s). Mobile homes use propane for cooking and petroleum gasoline for transportation. The consolidating of these fuels could revolutionize the way these movable treasures function. I think that could be a great benefit for this market.
Honda is the only car manufacturer that has a natural gas vehicle for everyday transportation. http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-natural-gas/
Of the big car manufacturers there hasn’t been much talk of this possibility. I am guessing that they are staying within their comfort zone and playing ostrich. Ostrich’s lay eggs too!
Last night during the State Of The Union speech delivered by President Obama, he asked three questions:
- “How do we attract more jobs to our shores?”
- “How do we equip our people with the skills they need to get those jobs?”
- “How do we make sure that hard work leads to a descent living?”
The good news is that I have a Pearl for an answer! Natural Gas Vehicles!
The reason why I started to write blogs on Natural Gas Vehicles is because in a Global environment this option is the best way to turn the economic tides back in favor to our shores. If you have a college degree, trade, or some other qualifying skill that you aren’t using because you are unemployed and having difficulty getting hired then Natural Gas Vehicles is the long term solution to your problem. I am asking you to support this option.
From here I need your help in order to popularize this possibility. Please read all of my blogs on Natural Gas Vehicles and share these blog posts with friends, co-workers, and contact your elected officials and let them know that you support American nation building with Natural Gas Vehicles.
Natural gas vehicles can revitalize the American Dream but it needs your support! If you’re interested in recapitalizing America, building a lucrative career for yourself, then you will support making Natural Gas Vehicles real!