Former New York Gov. George Pataki sees a new transmission grid as central to America's economic security, energy security, and national defense.
This country has an antiquated, out-of-date energy transmission system.
There’s no question. We need a high voltage transmission system across the United States that currently doesn’t exist.
Building a high voltage transmission system is an investment in America’s… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 31, 2009 at 2:52pm —
Oil trades above $74, spikes to year's highest level on strong Chinese economic performance.
By George Jahn, Associated Press Writer
On Friday August 21, 2009, 10:11 am EDT
VIENNA (AP) -- Oil prices hit their highest level this year on Friday as traders looked past a mixed batch of U.S. economic data to focus on a strong rise in China's bellwether stock index.
Benchmark crude for October delivery was up $1.29 to $74.20 a barrel by afternoon European… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 21, 2009 at 10:09am —
By T. BOONE PICKENS AND TED TURNER
Renewable energy and clean-burning natural gas are the basis of a new strategy the world needs to create a cleaner and more secure future. And the global transformation to a clean-energy economy may be the greatest economic opportunity of the 21st century. According to the authoritative Potential Gas Committee (administered by the Colorado School of Mines), the U.S. sits on top of massive reservoirs of natural gas—an estimated 2,000 trillion cubic… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 20, 2009 at 11:22am —
We are smack dab right in the middle of August Recess. Members of Congress (MOC) are back in their districts, holding events and Town Hall meetings. This is our time to shine army!
While the majority of the current Town Hall meetings are focusing on Health Care, other issues are covered as well. I would encourage you to attend your MOC Town Hall and ask them a few quick questions:
1. What is your plan to end our dependence on foreign oil?
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 19, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Letters to the editor are some of the most effective ways of communication today! Op-Eds and local LTE are terrific marketing tools that allow you to convey your thoughts and ideas to your friends, family and neighbors. They are fun, make an impact and, best of all, FREE!
Help Boone spread his message of ending our dependence on foreign oil.
Do you want to have a letter to the editor you write… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 18, 2009 at 3:00pm —
From: Pickens Plan DC Team
To: Pickens Plan District Leaders
Subject: What a great week it’s been for the Pickens Plan
On Monday, Boone was part of an amazing day in Las Vegas at the National Clean Energy Project 2.0 event. Virtually all the participants — including Senate Majority Leader Reid, Former President Clinton, Former Vice President Gore, Center for American Progress Action Fund… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 17, 2009 at 1:02pm —
Says only way to move beyond foreign oil dependence
Peter Marcus, DDN Staff Writer
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wealthy financier turned energy expert T. Boone Pickens walked to the center of the auditorium stage in the Colorado History Museum yesterday and plopped himself down on a stool.
“Oh, God my butt’s sore,” said the 81-year-old leader of a mass movement to wean the nation off of foreign oil.
At 81… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 14, 2009 at 11:00am —
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hosts The National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 with Al Gore, Energy Secretary Chu, Green Jobs Czar Van Jones as President Clinton tells Boone, “Thank you for not giving up on natural gas, now it turns out we have more than we ever dreamed we did.” Forward this video to a… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 14, 2009 at 10:10am —
As Boone mentioned in his email to you on Wednesday, the Pickens Plan had a great day at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas earlier this week.
Here’s a video of highlights from the event – we wanted to share this with you and ask you to forward it to just one friend and ask them to sign up as a supporter of the Pickens Plan at… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 14, 2009 at 10:08am —
By T. Boone Pickens
America has enough natural gas to meet all our needs for the next 100 years. We should be using this vast natural resource to help provide electrical power, as feedstock for our chemical industry, and as a principal transportation fuel.
There is strong national interest in moving away from high-carbon fuels to non-carbon fuels. That will not happen overnight, but… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 13, 2009 at 11:28am —
By T. Boone Pickens
I get a lot of invitations to events and activities, and the truth is I have to decline a good number of them. But last year when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asked me to attend the National Clean Energy Summit at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, I didn't have to think twice. I said "Yes" in a heartbeat.
Harry Reid has never shunned hard work. He may be Majority Leader of the United States Senate, but when he's in Washington he's among the first… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 10, 2009 at 5:14pm —
Las Vegas Sun – 8/10/09
On eve of clean energy summit, Reid voices support for fuel some see as bridge to future
By Alexandra Berzon
In remarks to the media setting the stage for today’s National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, Sen. Harry Reid spent a good deal of time voicing support for tax incentives to convert natural gas to fuel.
The idea came from natural gas entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, and Reid described himself as “an absolute convert” to the… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 10, 2009 at 5:12pm —
Later today, Boone will be speaking at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 in Las Vegas. There will be a live video stream of the event available on the NCEP website - click here
From the NCEP website:
"High-level industry leaders, scientists, policy experts, and public officials, along with citizens and the media, will gather in Nevada for… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 10, 2009 at 1:57pm —
By HARRY REID and T. BOONE PICKENS
SPECIAL TO THE REVIEW-JOURNAL
While the Congress is in recess, important work goes on. The National Clean Energy Summit 2.0, which will be held in Las Vegas on Monday, will build on the two previous summits which were held in Las Vegas and in Washington, D.C. This year we will focus on how natural gas, wind, solar and other renewable sources of energy will positively impact jobs as we begin to emerge from the worst recession in… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 9, 2009 at 2:39pm —
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) and T. Boone Pickens will be two of the headliners at the Clean Energy Summit 2.0 to be held in Las Vegas on Monday, August 10.
Former President Bill Clinton and former VP Al Gore will themem in a star-studded line-up to discuss the importance of alternative energy in creating new jobs in the United States.
Reid and Pickens co-authored an essay which was published in Nevada’s major daily newspaper, the Las Vegas… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 9, 2009 at 2:37pm —
Oil prices fall Friday yet end the week higher for the fourth consecutive time on econ data
By Chris Kahn, AP Energy Writer
On Friday August 7, 2009, 3:26 pm EDT
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oil prices are surging this month on fresh evidence the U.S. economy is pulling itself out of recession.
A barrel of crude has jumped roughly $10 in four weeks, though some early gains were erased Friday as traders focused more on growing petroleum… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 7, 2009 at 3:34pm —
By Matthew Philips
T. Boone Pickens is a bit ornery these days. Not that this isn't his normal disposition. The legendary oilman didn't build a net worth of $3 billion and become one of the most ruthless corporate raiders of the 1980s by being agreeable. But Pickens's recent consternation is understandably a little more intense than usual. A year after he unveiled his $10 billion bid to save America by planting wind turbines up and down the Midwest, thereby… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on August 6, 2009 at 1:24pm —