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Yehuda “YJ” Draiman - Candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles 2017 YJ Draiman is the lead elected official 4th term, for the Northridge East Neighborhood Council – NENC, he is also the liaison between the NENC and LADWP. As an Energy Efficiency Advocate YJ Draiman is known for his advancement in... More
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    Nov 1, 2012 5:14 PM

    YJ Draiman Quotes:

    "It is cheaper to save energy than make energy"

    "Water is the source of life - treasure it!"

    "Paying for utility costs without using a Utility Auditor and Monitor is like driving a car at night with the lights turned off"

    "Determination and perseverance will bring your goal to fruition" - never give-up


    "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion"

    Sustainability - "We strive to meet the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".


    "We should discourage wastefulness and misuse, and promote efficiency and conservation"

    "In an age of nothing, at a time when we stand at the brink of our own destruction, strengthen your belief in yourself, in the future of humanity, in the things of this world that cannot be easily perceived. Awaken that which lies dormant, now, within your soul. Re-ignite the flame of your consciousness, and measure the strength of your conviction. Reveal the lie. Renounce your hatred. Seek, find and embrace the truths you are fortunate enough to discover. Cherish them. Use them to anchor you in the sea of chaos that is the world we live in. When twilight draws near, when you are pushed to the very limits of your soul, when it seems that all you have left are the dead remnants of the fabric of your life; believe."



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    Author’s reply » Electric cars are they conserving energy?Rev4


    Ask yourselves what is the real cost of "Electric Car"?


    Note: Electricity is a secondary form of energy derived by utilizing one form of energy to produce electric current.


    Let us look at the facts:


    In order to produce electricity, we need some form of energy to generate electricity, whereby you lose a substantial amount of your original source of energy in the generation process.


    In the process we are losing the efficiency of the initial energy source, since it is not a direct use of the energy.


    Let us take it a step further. To generate electricity we utilize; coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydro electric - water, photovoltaic-solar, wind, geothermal, etc. Many electricity generating plants utilize fossil fuel, which creates pollution.


    Do you realize how much of the initial source of energy you lose to get the electricity you need for your electric automobile; you also lose electricity in the transmission lines.


    Why are we jumping to a new technology, without analyzing the economic cost, the effective return and efficiency of such technology; while computing and measuring its affect on the environment?


    Natural gas vehicles are a direct source of energy, where you get the most for your energy source - in efficiency and monetary value. Cost of natural gas to a comparable gallon of gas ranges around $1, it has higher octane and extends the life of your engine, it is also safer than gas.


    In these hard economic times - I would think, you would want to get the most for your dollar - and not waste resources.


    Another economic impact would be the loss of road tax on fuel, these funds are used to build and maintain the highway infrastructure.


    "It is Cheaper to Save Energy than Make Energy"


    YJ Draiman, Director of Utilities & Sustainability




    Will High Electricity Rates Drive Innovation?


    Escalating costs of OIL will produce innovation!


    YJ Draiman's vision is to make Los Angeles as the World Capital of Renewable energy and conservation


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