5/29/2011

Memorial Day Thank You



Happy Memorial Day to all my fellow Veterans



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Help End Fracking in Ashleys HomeTown

Hi! I need help! Please if you know anyone who can sign this petition to stop the fracking in my hometown I would greatly appreciate it! http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-exxon-water-grab-for-toxic-fracking-in-the-delaware-river-watershed

5/25/2011

Scotts Contracting Storm Damage Repair and Waterproofing

Storm Damage Repair- Roofing, Skylights, Waterproofing, and misc General Repairs.

See Hail Storm Photos taken by Amateur Climatologist Sharon Wendel http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2126076955683.2123535.1358693673

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**Hail Storm Photos 5/25/2011
http://www.kmov.com/younews/122619894.html

If your home or business was damaged by the Hail Storm email: scottscontracting@gmail.com for a green estimate to repair the Damage.

5/24/2011

St Louis Ameren Coal Fired Electricity Plant Users

Energy Efficient Homes use Less Coal Fired Electricity and Reduce Carbon Emissions -if every home in America reduces their energy use by the average in this program, projected energy usage would drop by more than 26,000 GWh per year-equal to the emissions from three 500-MW coal-fired power plants. The Preceding Quote was from: Alliance to Save Energy


Energy Efficiency Makes Huge Difference

Energy efficiency and home energy management have been developing trends in the last year or two in the relationship between consumers and their utilities. Now comes word of a new study detailing how effective this relationship has the potential to be at driving down home energy costs as well as reducing carbon emissions.

The study, according to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), found that energy reduction behaviors based on data generated from information-based energy efficiency programs reportedly could generate billions in savings for Americans and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 8.9 million metric tons per year on a nationwide level.

Programs from 11 utilities across the country were analyzed in the study, encompassing more than 750,000 households nationwide. It was found, on a national basis, that these information based programs had driven household savings ranging from an average of 1-3 percent per year – mostly through small behavior changes.
The data analyzed includes more than 22 million meter reads gathered over periods of a minimum of twelve months from each of the deployments. The data analyzed came from the home energy reporting program of Opower, an energy management company each of the utilities were working with.

EDF believes that, if every home in America reduces their energy use by the average in this program, projected energy usage would drop by more than 26,000 GWh per year. The previously mentioned carbon emissions savings related to this power reduction is equal to the emissions from three 500-MW coal-fired power plants.



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If you are interested in ways to save $money$ on your Cooling Bills this summer Scotty suggests to weatherize your home and the $Money$ you save will come back to you by decreased Summertime Cooling Bills.  Rule of Thumb: For every $1.00 spend on weatherization, will return $2.00 in savings on your Electric Bills.  Use the email address below for additional $Money$ saving cooling tips.


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5/20/2011

Rapture

If for some reason I'm not wisked away in the upcoming Rapture on May 21st 2011.  I'll be available for your Green Building Needs in St Louis.  email: scottscontracting@gmail.com about your project.

With Cooling season is approaching- Proper Insulation Levels in your Attic coupled with Ventilation will save you $ on your Summer Time Cooling Bills.

Certified Insulation Installer for: Batt Type, Spray Foam, Loose Fill-

Green and Eco Friendly options are always available.

US Department of Energy and the Green Building Initiative quote that by having:
  "Proper Attic Insulation will save 40% on 
your Summer Time Cooling Costs".
  • Example:  5 months of Cooling Bills= $750 - 40%= $450
  • Savings of $300 
  • When added to winter time savings your Insulation will pay for itself in under 2 years for a standard size home.
There are additional benefits to adding insulation to your home.  If you would like to know more feel free to email: scottscontracting@gmail.com for additional information and to schedule a Green Site Evaluation.

5/19/2011

Big Oil's friends-Republican GOP

Yesterday, nearly all of my Republican colleagues voted against cutting our deficit by several billion dollars and in favor of protecting their Big Oil backers.

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Yesterday, nearly all of my Republican colleagues voted against cutting our deficit by several billion dollars and in favor of protecting their Big Oil backers.

Even with a majority of senators in favor of repealing the subsidies, a GOP-led group of 48 senators stood with Big Oil and successfully blocked the bill when it came to the Senate floor for a vote.

At a time when those senators are telling the American people that it's necessary to cut benefits for seniors and the middle class, they turned their backs on an opportunity to recover billions of taxpayer dollars from five of the most profitable companies in the world -- money that could be used to reduce the deficit and protect important programs.

Despite the defeat, your help -- along with the help of 45,000 of your fellow Americans who rushed to take action during the last week -- was immensely valuable in bringing the issue to a vote. This type of bill might not have even been voted on had it not been for our strong public outcry. And we nearly won. Thank you.

This vote put Republicans on the record defending Big Oil -- and opposing hardworking Americans who are struggling to make ends meet. This fight is not over. We'll do everything we can to make sure they're held accountable.

Thank you for standing with me,

Claire McCaskill

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5/18/2011

Share Ideas with Sen Claire McCaskill-May 25-2011

 "Kitchen Table Talk" in St. Louis at the St. Louis Public Library - Buder Branch (4401 Hampton Avenue) from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to reach out to you, to listen to your thoughts and ideas about federal policies and legislation and to take them back to the Senator.
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Dear St Louis Renewable Energy Readers,
My name is Brendan Fahey and I am a staff member for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, on behalf of the Senator, I will be hosting a "Kitchen Table Talk" in St. Louis at the St. Louis Public Library - Buder Branch (4401 Hampton Avenue) from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The purpose of this meeting is to reach out to you, to listen to your thoughts and ideas about federal policies and legislation and to take them back to the Senator.
These "Kitchen Table Talks" also serve, in part, to inform you of the services that are available through Senator McCaskill's regional offices. The Senator's staff throughout the state are able to assist you on a range of federal government issues. If you are currently having an issue with a federal agency, I will be happy to discuss that with you and put you in touch with the member of the Senator's staff best suited to help with your issue.
Should you have any questions, please contact me at Brendan_Fahey@mccaskill.senate.gov or by calling (314) 367-1364. I hope you will be able to join me in St. Louis on May 25th.
Sincerely,

MO Sen Roy Blunt votes for Big Oil and Not the Taxpayers



Hold Sen. Roy Blunt accountable for the vote against ending oil subsidies.
Take action!
Clicking here will add your name to this petition to your Senator:
Take action now!
Dear Friend,
Last night, 48 Senators, including Sen. Roy Blunt, put Big Oil before the American people and helped defeat a bill that would have ended tax breaks for the five biggest oil companies.1
How could anyone vote against a bill that would have kept $21 billion of American taxpayers' money out of the pockets of cash-rich oil companies?
One big reason is oil money in our political process. A lot of it. Oil and gas companies spent $39.5 million lobbying congress in just the first quarter of this year,2 and have donated tens of millions of dollars directly to the political campaigns of current Senators, including $697,998 to Sen. Roy Blunt.3
In all, three Democrats joined all but two Senate Republicans to protect Big Oil tax breaks that even a former Shell CEO said weren't needed.4
But make no mistake. Even though we didn't get the 60 votes required for passage, our pressure to end oil subsidies is already working. More and more legislators are acting defensive about their support of Big Oil over the American people.
In February, similar legislation to repeal some oil subsidies got only 44 votes. Yesterday, we got 52 votes. That comes after CREDO Action members sent more than 225,000 petitions to the Senate and made more than 1,000 calls yesterday to 11 key Senators, six of whom flipped their position and voted to end tax breaks to Big Oil.
Senate Majority leader Harry Reid said yesterday that despite this defeat, he will continue to push for ending oil subsides as part of negotiations on the budget and to raise the debt ceiling.5
We need to keep the pressure on. And one key to breaking Big Oil's grasp on our legislators is letting Congress know that we know about the millions of dollars that Big Oil has given them — including the $697,998 to Sen. Roy Blunt.
Let's make sure that voting to protect oil company profits doesn't go unanswered by those of us who actually pay the price.
Thank you for taking action.
Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets
P.S. — Want to find out more about the Big Oil money going to our elected officials? Our friends at the Dirty Energy Money campaign have the scoop. Click here to see how much dirty energy money your Senators and other elected officials have taken.

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5/16/2011

Re: Petition to End Oil Subsides-Clair McCaskill







Prior Job Site and Misc Photos

5/15/2011

Re: Want Another Nuke in MO?

Bill Was Defeated thanks to all who was involved








Building Preservation Job Site Photos For Investment Property

Collection of Photos for work Performed on Investment Property in South St Louis MO.  On this project Scotts Contracting supplied the Labor and Misc Needed Building Materials Fix and Repair:
  1. Replaced Terracotta Roofing Tiles on Porch with Asphalt Shingles

  2. Spot Tuck-pointing on the Entire Building (Including Stone Foundation)
  3. Cleaned and Repaired the Gutters and Down Spouts
  4. Scraped and Painted needed Areas
  5. Rebuilt the Front Porch Column
  6. Replaced Window Screen on Numerous Windows
Scotts Contracting- Investment Property Project Photos

Investment Project Photos of Spot Tuck-pointing

Investment Project Photos of Spot Tuckpointing
Work Performed by Scotts Contracting


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End Taxpayer Subsidies for Big Oil Companies

You and your fellow Americans have been paying oil companies more than $4 per gallon at the pump this spring. It's outrageous, and it hurts people.
And as if it wasn't bad enough, did you know you're paying oil companies another $4,000,000,000 on top of those sky-high pump prices? It's true.
Today, I helped introduce legislation in the Senate that will take away the $4 billion in subsidies American taxpayers hand to the most profitable corporations in the world -- the big oil companies -- every year, but I need your help to pass it.
Help me pass legislation taking away taxpayer subsidies to oil companies -- click here to sign my petition today.
The top five multi-national oil companies have raked in nearly $1 trillion in profits over the last ten years. They've broken their own records for the most profits several times over.
That kind of money buys a lot of power in Washington, and Big Oil will do everything it can to keep its outrageous taxpayer subsidies.
Unless we shine a light on them.
We need to build citizen support for this legislation to take away oil company subsidies, especially at a time when we're getting gouged at the pump and need every penny we can get to preserve programs and reduce the deficit.
Build citizen support for taking away oil company subsidies. Sign my petition today, and ask your friends and family to sign it, too.
We don't need to be paying oil companies twice. We need to end these subsidies. Thank you for joining with me today.
All the best,

Claire McCaskill
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5/14/2011

Round Sketch Up Front Porch Curb Appeal

CAD Wrap Around Porch Design by Scotts Contracting
Scotts Contracting-Round Porch Design- Google Sketch-Up

Scotts Contracting-Round Porch Design- Google Sketch-Up


Wrap Around Porch Design by Scotts Contracting-Google Sketch-Up


How To Add Curb Appeal and Save on Home Energy Needs

Power Point Presentation of how Incorporating Green Building Practices can 

Add Curb Appeal and Save on Home Energy Use

Both of which will Add Value to your Home in Comfort and Appraisal Value

This Wrap Around Porch was 

Designed and Built by Scotty, Scotts Contracting

The Final Photos will be added soon!








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5/12/2011

Solar Homes Receive Premium Sales Numbers

PV Systems Boost Home Prices -Lawrence Berkeley Lab Study:




The Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has published research showing that Californian homes with PV systems installed sell for a premium over homes without such systems.

"We find compelling evidence that solar PV systems in California have boosted home sales prices," says the lead author Ben Hoen, a researcher at Berkeley Lab. "These average sales price premiums appear to be comparable with the average investment that homeowners have made to install PV systems in California, and of course homeowners also benefit from energy bill savings after PV system installation and prior to home sale."

The premium has amounted to between $3.90 and $6.40 per watt installed, or approximately $17,000 for a 3.1-kW PV system.

First of its Kind

The Berkeley Lab research is the first to empirically explore the existence and magnitude of residential PV sales price impacts across a large number of homes and over a wide geographic area. The research analyzed a dataset of more than 72,000 California homes that sold from 2000 through mid-2009, approximately 2,000 of which had a PV system at the time of sale. "This is the most comprehensive and data-rich analysis to date of the potential influence of PV systems on home sales prices," says co-author and San Diego State University Economics Department Chair Mark Thayer.

Solar Nation wonders, in conjunction with our recent coverage of the attitude of Home Owners' Associations (HOAs) toward residential solar installations (including those 30,000 Californian HOAs that forbid them), how much more intelligence the HOA community is going to need about the enhancing effect of Solar on home values before gaining some intelligence of its own.


Apr 27, 2011 Solar Nation

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