I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving holiday and was able to relax with friends and family!
I wanted to touch base with everyone as we start off a new week, and let you know that we still need to do everything we can to keep Pushing the Pickens Plan! Ask a few more people to sign-up, keep checking out the Daily Pickens
for the latest on the Plan, and please, LET ME KNOW if you want to take a more active role in… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on November 30, 2008 at 3:33pm —
By REX BOWMAN
Published: November 30, 2008
Where tobacco once formed the foundation of the economies in Southside and parts of Southwest Virginia, the cash crop of the future could turn out to be energy research.
Using $32 million wrung from tobacco companies a decade ago, the communities of Lynchburg, Danville, South Boston and Abingdon are preparing to build four energy-research centers where scientists from Virginia Tech, other institutions and private… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on November 30, 2008 at 2:01pm —
By Asjylyn Loder, Times Staff Writer
Published Friday, November 28, 2008 9:30 PM
If money were no object, Florida could meet nearly all of its energy needs with sun and wind alone. Ocean currents would help light homes. Power plants would burn yard clippings and crop waste to provide power when the sun went down and the wind stopped blowing.
The bottom line, though, dictates a far less ambitious strategy.
The state could realistically expect utilities… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on November 30, 2008 at 1:54pm —
"The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech will rekindle their bitter rivalry Nov. 29 in Athens and the game will be green.
UGA has joined with Georgia Power to provide green energy for the game -- the first time electricity for a football game at UGA will be generated completely by renewable sources. The majority of the electricity in Georgia Power’s Green Energy program currently comes from the Seminole Landfill methane gas facility in DeKalb County.
“The University of… Continue
Added by Renee Klink on November 30, 2008 at 10:10am —
"With the catfish industry in turmoil and fuel prices in flux, an Arizona-based energy company has a plan for Mississippi's catfish farmers: transform their ponds into biofuel farms.
At a recent Mississippi Biomass Council meeting, PetroSun BioFuels unveiled a proposal to convert Mississippi's catfish ponds into algae farms. The algae, which have a high oil content, would be converted to biodiesel, ethanol, animal feed and other products...."… Continue
Added by Renee Klink on November 30, 2008 at 9:58am —
"The election silenced the cries of "Drill, baby, drill." Plunging oil prices have stilled the hand wringing over energy security. With all eyes on the economy, veterans of past oil shocks may wonder if Americans will once again forget about weening the nation off suddenly cheap oil.
This time, though, looks different.
Nearly 30 states, including Florida, are forging plans to boost renewable energy and slash greenhouse gases. Business leaders nationwide have called for a… Continue
Added by Renee Klink on November 30, 2008 at 9:56am —
From University of Southern Mississippi's Student Printz
"Since Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour announced spending cuts for the 2009 fiscal year to the tune of $41.9 million, state agencies will have to be creative with the way they spend their limited funds.
Larry Lee, chief officer in the Office of Sustainability, recently… Continue
Added by Renee Klink on November 30, 2008 at 9:54am —
Free yourself from Emotional pain and develop strenght of mind. The following Mantra invokes the healing energy of Yogi Patanjali Maharishi , author of the Yoga Sutra who lived about 2000 years ago. You can listen to the Mantra or you can chant along… Continue
Added by Sukadev Bretz on November 30, 2008 at 7:30am —
Drive Clean - Declare Energy Independence
Added by Tai Robinson on November 30, 2008 at 1:11am —
We need to let the AB 118 Advisory board know that in terms of the full fuel cycle and sustainability criteria of AB 118, converting existing in use
gasoline and diesel engines to run on Natural Gas has THE
lowest carbon footprint of ANY path to the ultimate goal of Zero emissions vehicles and electricity generation. Conversion of existing in use engines is the only possible way we can meet the goals of AB 32 to reduce carbon output by 30%. Conversion and Bi-Fuel… Continue
Added by John Reed on November 29, 2008 at 7:28pm —
This is a great article
that drives home an important point. Gas becoming 'cheap' again cannot lull people into thinking that the problem is solved. Remember the 1970's oil crises? They came and went (and nothing was done to secure our energy future) and we got into trouble with $4.00+ a gallon gas. So, gas is now available in the sub $2 price range, but when do we hit $4.00+ again? When does it jump to… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 29, 2008 at 5:54pm —
Added by Chris Tidman on November 29, 2008 at 4:27pm —
By Murray Evans Associated Press Writer
Nov. 28, 2008, 12:22PM
OKLAHOMA CITY ˜ As he prepares to address a wind-power conference in Oklahoma, billionaire energy magnate T. Boone Pickens said it shouldn't seem strange that he is interested in wind and other alternative energy sources.
"It's not totally unrelated to the oil business," Pickens told The Associated Press. "It's an energy business. It's easy for me to make the transition to wind. If we hadn't had such a… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on November 29, 2008 at 12:48pm —
That will stablize gas prices whenever they fall below 3.50 a gallon, adn be used to support alternative fuel sources research.
Added by Katherine Day Reinleitner, Ph.D. on November 29, 2008 at 11:06am —
Gas and coal prices are down, and automakers are in trouble, but the clean energy movement can't be allowed to falter
T. Boone Pickens, the Texas oil man turned clean energy advocate, has delayed his plans to put wind farms on hundreds of thousands of leased acres in Texas. The price of fuel must go back up before there will be the will to proceed, he says. And American automobile companies, to state the obvious, have survival on their minds ahead of developing more… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on November 29, 2008 at 10:46am —
Added by Dani Lanz on November 29, 2008 at 8:47am —
Wind power is OK, but it has its limits
Friday, November 28, 2008
FORMER VICE President Al Gore, Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens and the mayor of a small city in south Alabama have something in common.
They all believe in the power of wind.
The former vice president, Mr. Pickens and Robertsdale Mayor Charles Murphy want the nation to generate more electricity with wind turbines. Mr. Gore and Mr. Pickens are highly visible advocates of this form of "green… Continue
Added by Ed Matricardi on November 28, 2008 at 7:58pm —
November 26, 2008
Agencies Publish Final Environmental Impact Statement on Energy Corridor Designation in the West
WASHINGTON, DC - Four Federal agencies today released a Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final PEIS) proposing to designate more than 6,000 miles of energy transport corridors on Federal lands in 11 Western States.
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, and… Continue
Added by Eric Lykins on November 28, 2008 at 1:24pm —
Hi Pickens Friends,
MARKETING A PRODUCT IN THE WRONG PLACES
Here is todays idea in recruiting the public to be strong participants in the Pickens membership.
I have been selling my ideas to Millions, but it has taken decades of effort. In my first business, I made up about 100 "door hangers" ad packages, and hung them on the front door of houses. Each package contained a stamped (valid if used) post card, and I waited for a response. I did not get one… Continue
Added by Karl Mayr on November 28, 2008 at 9:30am —
Fred Robinson has been working to convert standard automobiles to run on alternative fuels for more than 30 years. The Stagecoach-area resident lives in a solar-powered home he built himself and converted a 2003 Hummer H2 so it can run on several different fuels, including hydrogen and ethanol. Unleaded is an option, too, he said, when he finds himself far from an alternative-fuel station. — Photo by Joel Reichenberger
Local continues… Continue
Added by Tai Robinson on November 28, 2008 at 1:30am —