Monday, June 16, 2008

Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter’s background is about as spectacular as any man any of us has ever known beginning by being an abandoned orphan in the wilderness of north Saschautawan to becoming a world-wide known broadcaster and having originated two of the longest shows in broadcasting history. Most of us know about his broadcasting career which spanned more than 60 years, including Art Linkletter’s House Party which ran on daytime CBS-TV and radio for 25 years, and…People Are Funny which ran on night-time NBC-TV and radio for 19 years - but that is only the tip of the iceberg – the quickly melting iceberg I might add.

Art Linkletter has written 28 books, the latest best seller with Chicken Soup for the Soul author Mark Victor Hansen called “How to Make the Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life”. This book is an encyclopedia of information guiding the seniors of America towards a successful and happy life.

Art has served on President Nixon’s National Advisory Council for Drug Abuse Prevention; on the Presidential Commission to Improve Reading in the U.S.; on President Reagan’s Commission on Fitness and Physical Education; and he was named Ambassador to Australia and Commissioner General to the 150th Australian Anniversary Celebration by President Reagan.

On February 27, 2003, Art was awarded the National Humanities Medal, presented to him by President George W. Bush. He is currently serving on President Bush’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Equally well known as a businessman, he has been the CEO of numerous corporations and has served on many boards of Directors including MGM, Western Airlines, Kaiser Hospitals, and the French Foundation for Alzheimer’s disease…to name a few. As Chairman of the Board of Linkletter Enterprises, Art oversees international enterprises too numerous to mention and in his spare time, he is the Grandfather of and Great Grandfather of 17.

But Art feels that one of his most important credentials is his association with Solargenix, the leading provider in the design, manufacturing, integration and deployment of solar thermal renewable energy systems that address the cooling, heating and power needs of residential and commercial markets. Art is the chairman of this phenomenal company but I will let him tell you about the work the company is doing but for now, I would like to invite to the stage to receive his award for the work he has done with Solargenix and on behalf of our environement, Mr. Art Linkletter.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Dr Larry Kasmerski
Dr. Kazmerski, known in solar energy circles simply as "Kaz," is the Director of the National Center for Photovoltaics (NCPV) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado and was the first staff member in photovoltaics at NREL's predecessor, the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI).

The US Dept of Energy created the Center for Photo Voltaics in 1996 to provide a focal point for technology development and information about photovoltaics.

Kazmerski has also been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors accorded an engineer, bestowed on those in the profession who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, and to pioneers of new and developing fields of technology.

Kazmerski has published more than 290 journal papers in the areas of solar cells, thin films, semiconductor materials and devices, surface and interface analysis, scanning probe microscopy, nanoscale technology, high-temperature superconductivity and semiconductor defects.

An author and editor of four books, Kazmerski is editor-in-chief of the Elsevier journal, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. He has three R&D 100 Awards, is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.

In praise of Kazmerski, David Garman, Department of Energy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy said, "Kaz is known around the world for his leadership in solar energy research. NREL, DOE and the nation are fortunate to have such a talented and tireless researcher who has devoted his life to this important work."

NREL Director Dr. Dan Arvizu echoed the praise. "Kaz isn't just a leading light for the discipline of engineering; he's become a veritable institution in the field of solar energy,"
Kazmerski received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 and was on the faculty of the University of Maine, has held adjunct professorships at the University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines and the University of Denver.

New Energy Congress

New Energy Congress, Sterling Allan, Founder
New Energy Congress is a network of 40+ energy professionals who are dedicated to clean energy technology advancement. Its founder is Sterling Allan. Sterling is also the primary driving force behind,, and, your publicly editable website about new energy technologies.

Sterling’s passion is to see clean, affordable, reliable, safe, and practical energy solutions proceed from his research and development into market penetration. He has made the term "free energy" more acceptable by relating it to solar, wind, geothermal, and other well-understood technologies; while also making the more exotic approaches not seem quite so off the beaten track.

Sterling is also responsible for the availability of the Top 100 Energy Technologies - A prioritized listing by the New Energy Congress of the leading energy technologies according to ten criteria including: renewable, environmentally safe, affordable, feasible, credible, reliable, developed, safe, etc.

Sterling is the founder of a dozen or more organizations whose functions range from preparedness and alternative energy development and promotion to defining, teaching and researching better ways to live as a society.

He has proven experience in creating, managing and sustaining organizations, as well as in using websites as a way to teach, publish and disseminate information. He has long been interested in alternative energy systems, and has established a positive reputation in maintaining a news service and an extensive directory of energy solutions that are friendly to the environment.

Sterling's radio show “Free Energy Now” can be heard every Monday, from 12:00 - 12:55 pm Pacific. On the show, Sterling explores the latest cutting edge energy technology developments from around the world through in-depth interviews with industry leaders.