Legendary oilman T. Boone Pickens has spent a lifetime in energy: as a geologist, founder of energy firm Mesa Petroleum and as a trader. Throughout the years he has courted controversy and picked fights as well as supported numerous philanthropic causes. His bold attempts to take over major energy firms in the 1980s changed… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 29, 2010 at 4:17pm —
Dear Mr. Pickens organizers, I want to contribute to this movement but was dissapointed with the pre formed e-mail and consequently did not send it to my government representative. Why does the e-mail petition only concentrate on the natural gas for trucks issue? My interest in this movement was heightened with the proposals for upgrading the national grid and the employment this would provide. The national electrical grid as I understand it is not currently capable of withstanding a major… Continue
Added by STEVE SYMONDS on September 26, 2010 at 10:51am —
GE and their partners are offering up to $200M in project funding in their Ecomagination Challenge. There are three categories, and voting on the ideas submitted is open to the general public. With over 2600 entries, Solar Roadways' three category entries are all ranked in the top 10. Please cast your votes to get the Solar Roadways project the funding that it needs to complete our research and development and get to market:… Continue
Added by Scott Brusaw on September 25, 2010 at 3:02pm —
I receive way too many anti government e-mails. Instead of whining and b******* about the different party's inefficiencies let's see if we can get this - or any other party, to do what they are meant to do - implement OUR wishes! We want an oportunity to be employed, we need a solid infrastructure, we need to have a plan for the physical and financial security of this country.
The Pickens plan IS realistic, for too… Continue
Added by STEVE SYMONDS on September 24, 2010 at 9:51am —
A small telecommunications company in San Antonio, Texas thinks it has Continue
what it takes to not only solve America's telecommunications challenges
but also to enable the backbone infrastructure necessary to make America
free, by linking the power of the smart grid into public safety
networks while also providing urban and rural cities across the United
States with unlimited…
Added by WIlliam Michael on September 23, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Since the oil companies are already storing natural gas why haven't you started converting existing stations to natural gas?
From my vantage point it is useless to wait for the federal goverenment to do anything. Nothing will ever get done until John Q. Public does it.
Instead of talking about it your effort will be better spent on converting stations and vehicles over to natural gas. Less energy wasted.
Mark R. McCumber
Added by Mark R. McCumber on September 23, 2010 at 7:08pm —
By Shaun Polczer
Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said Wednesday that the United States' dependence on oil from the Middle East is indirectly funding the war in Afghanistan and leading to the deaths of American and Canadian soldiers while raising his nation's government debt.
Speaking to a chamber of commerce audience in Calgary, Pickens said the U.S. ought to increase imports of Canadian oil while developing domestic natural gas… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 23, 2010 at 1:54pm —
Most of you are (painfully) aware that I've spent the past 2+ years
researching the validity and causes of the multiple economic, energy,
ecological and social crises that the world is currently facing -- with
I've spent the past few months
trying to transition my energy away from cataloging the errors of the past and toward what to do with my present and future. I had reached a point of paralysis.
So what can we do? That's the… Continue
Added by Bill Kuykendall on September 22, 2010 at 3:30pm —
The carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have melted the
Arctic sea ice to its lowest volume since before the rise of human
civilisation, dangerously upsetting the energy balance of the entire
planet, climate scientists are reporting.
"The Arctic sea ice has reached its four lowest summer extents (area
covered) in the last four years," said Mark Serreze, director of the
National Snow and Ice Data Center in the U.S. city of Boulder,… Continue
Added by Solar Man on September 21, 2010 at 5:50pm —
A local business owner in NEPA - Mr. Genetti, owner of Genetti Hotel & Convention Center, has sponsored six billboards in Luzerne and Lackawanna counties promoting natural gas vehicles to reduce dependency on foreign oil.
Quote from News Article Continue
"He is a fan of billionaire oil magnate T. Boone Pickens, who is pushing for expanding the use of natural gas-powered vehicles to reduce oil imports. "T. Boone Pickens promoted this idea and it makes sense to me. It should…
Added by Brian Oram on September 19, 2010 at 8:37pm —
Dear Scotts Contracting,…
Added by Scotts Contracting on September 19, 2010 at 8:38am —
Laser fusion energy: commercial by 2030?
02 Aug 2010
National Ignition Facility director Ed Moses outlines some of the key photonic component requirements for commercial energy production based on laser fusion.
A prototype commercial laser fusion reactor could be up and running by 2020, with power stations based on the technique in place ten years later.
That’s according to Ed Moses, principal associate director at the National Ignition Facility (NIF).… Continue
Added by Solar Man on September 18, 2010 at 2:21am —
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Martin/Guardian
There is more in our oceans than oily fish and birds: we float there.
Beyond despair over lost wildlife, occupations, and tourism,
The violated waters reveal politics vs the Human… Continue
Added by L. S. Heatherly on September 17, 2010 at 12:30pm —
This week marks OPEC’s 50th birthday, but instead of celebrating, we’re keeping in mind that OPEC controls oil prices by controlling production, and forcing the rest of the world to drill for the most expensive oil.…
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 16, 2010 at 12:52pm —
Washington Post Blog
By Anita Kumar
T. Boone Pickens, the Texas billionaire and oilman who has been campaigning for energy independence, will be the keynote speaker at Gov. Bob McDonnell's first energy conference next month.
"It's going to take leadership, new thinking, big ideas and serious innovation to achieve greater energy independence and help transition to a more sustainable and economical energy model," Pickens said in a statement. "Conferences… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 16, 2010 at 11:13am —
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 16, 2010 at 11:12am —
Huffington Post Continue
By T. Boone Pickens
September 14 is OPEC's - the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries - 50th birthday. OPEC was formed in 1960 by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. Since then it has expanded to 12 countries, but its goal is the same: To influence and, if necessary, manipulate the price of crude oil in the world. OPEC accounts for about a third of the world's oil production, so they can, by increasing or decreasing…
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 16, 2010 at 11:09am —
No need for electrical transmission of power from large wind farms to point of use.
Rather than sending the energy collected from the wind as electricity why not send it as compressed air? It is mature technology. It is probably the safest transmission medium available. It can easily be converted to electricity near point of use and distributed using existing grid. Quite possibly existing gas turbine generating stations can be converted to use compressed air. Many industrial processes… Continue
Added by Dwight Menard on September 16, 2010 at 10:46am —
Virgin boss Richard Branson warns of a worldwide shortage of oil in less than 5 years.http://www.theweek.com/article/index/106232/Are_gasoline_prices_about_to_skyrocketWe have the global ANSWER:… Continue
Added by Tim Leahy on September 13, 2010 at 3:30pm —
The Last Half
A $1.5-trillion-dollar yearly increase in the national debt means that someone has
to invest that much in Treasury bonds. Let's look at where the $1.5 trillion might come
from. Let's assume that all of our trade deficit comes back to the US and is invested in US
government bonds. That could be as much as $500 billion, although over time that
number has been falling. That still leaves $1 trillion that needs to be found to… Continue
Added by John Belanger on September 12, 2010 at 3:08pm —