As Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head from 1993 to 2001, Carol Browner was perhaps "the greatest administrator [the] EPA has ever had," according to Bill Clinton's former chief of staff (and Barack Obama's current transition co-manager) John Podesta. She brings to the role of energy "czarina" a hefty amount of experience in environmental policy-making and consulting. What appears to be causing more speculation regarding her appointment… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 18, 2008 at 11:00am —
When Steven Chu, named by Barack Obama to be his energy chief, arrived at California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2004 to take over as lab director, he had a plan for his new colleagues: focus their research on pressing energy issues, particularly climate change.
"Steve said, 'Let's apply some of our skills to problems of importance to society,' " says… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 17, 2008 at 11:00am —
"This is a big day for Boone," 80-year-old T. Boone Pickens said at OC's global headquarters in downtown Toledo yesterday as Chief Executive Mike Thaman announced that the firm has signed on to Mr. Pickens' plan to break America's reliance on imported… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
Following a 43-year line of prominent Lone Star State natives, billionaire energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens has been named Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference.
Self-made billionaire and the world's 368th richest person, T. Boone Pickens will be presented with the award for Texan of the Year in March at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, joining past honorees including first ladies Laura Bush and Lady Bird Johnson, among others. The Texas Legislative… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 14, 2008 at 11:00am —
Atlanta Business Chronicle - by Dave Williams Staff Writer
The incoming Barack Obama administration should give a boost to T. Boone Pickens’ plan to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, the billionaire Texas businessman said Friday.
Pickens, who will be in Atlanta on Saturday speaking to a national convention of state lawmakers, said he expects part of the economic stimulus package being developed by Obama’s transition team will go toward the kinds of renewable… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 12, 2008 at 10:30am —
Depending on who you ask, T. Boone Pickens is either a visionary advocate of a clean, sustainable energy future, or a billionaire out to increase his wealth by peddling a self-serving Pickens Plan to the nation.
Unveiled on July 8, 2008 by the 80-year-old Pickens, the Pickens Plan is a detailed solution for ending the United States’ growing dependence on foreign oil.… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 12, 2008 at 4:30am —
Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Crude oil rose for the first time in seven days in New York after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ president said there was consensus for a “significant” production cut when the group meets next week.
A “severe” cut may be needed to halt the decline in prices, group president Chakib Khelil told the Associated Press in a Dec. 6 interview. Slowing world economies will trim global demand growth to 0.2 percent next year, the… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 8, 2008 at 12:35pm —
In hopes of slowing global warming and creating “green jobs,” Congress and the incoming administration may soon impose a mandate that the nation get 10 or 15 percent of its electricity from renewable sources within a few years.
Yet the experience of states that have adopted similar goals suggests that passing that requirement could be a lot easier than achieving it. The record so far is decidedly mixed: some states appear to be on… Continue
Boone met with Senate Leader Harry Reid and Obama’s transition team to talk energy, the economy and how America can win the energy war. Yes, that’s Bill Gates with Boone outside the Transition Office. Gates told Boone that they would celebrate after the Pickens Plan is made into…
Added by Geoff Bailey on December 5, 2008 at 9:30am —