U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill) has become the 59th Member of Congress to sign the Pickens Plan Pledge for energy independence.
Schock signed the pledge during a meeting with Pickens Plan founder, T. Boone Pickens.
Rep. Schock is the youngest member of the U.S. Congress, having been born in 1981. (The Constitution requires that Members of the House have reached the age of 25, Members of the Senate must be at least 30.) Rep. Schock won election to the seat which had previously… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on October 1, 2009 at 8:38pm —
For those of you in South Dakota...
No one ever said that building up South Dakota's wind energy industry was going to be easy.
As a matter of fact, recent news that Otter Tail Power Co. no longer will be a partner in building the proposed Big Stone II coal plant in Big Stone City is somewhat of a blow to that effort.
The Big Stone II project includes plans to build a super-highway transmission line that could carry 800 to 1,000… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on September 21, 2009 at 12:54pm —
Break the curse of oil addiction
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
When T. Boone Pickens framed U.S. energy dependence on foreign oil as a national security issue, people couldn't agree fast enough. He launched an aggressive advertising campaign pushing wind and solar power as an alternative to imported oil in 2008.
With gasoline prices hovering at $4 a gallon and driving up the cost of anything that had to be… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on September 16, 2009 at 3:05pm —
Idea of the Day: Passage of the NAT GAS Act – Center for American Progress – 9/2/09
The NAT GAS Act, S. 1408, would boost investments in heavy-duty vehicles powered by natural gas. This fuel has the potential to replace 100 percent of the petroleum used in heavy-duty vehicles. The bill extends, expands, and modifies tax incentives to encourage the purchase of natural gas vehicles as well as to build infrastructure for fueling them.
When complying with federal fleet… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on September 2, 2009 at 12:51pm —
T. Boone Pickens
Bipartisan support for a national energy plan
Some people are of the opinion that I jump-started my plan to end our country's addiction to foreign oil on a whim. I may have launched the Pickens Plan in July 2008, but the truth is our lack of a national energy plan has been worrying me for most of my professional career. Beginning in the 1970s, I noticed America's oil import numbers were trending in the wrong direction. Forty years ago, when Richard Nixon… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on August 25, 2009 at 10:45am —
Harry Reid's Clean Energy Summit – Huffington Post – 8/10/09
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… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on August 11, 2009 at 10:09am —
BP Wind Energy and NorthWestern Energy Welcome South Dakota Governor Rounds to First Wind Project in Hand County
Project to be largest in world if built out to full capacity
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BP Wind Energy and NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) today welcomed South Dakota Governor Michael Rounds at a wind turbine blade signing event to celebrate the move into full construction of the Titan I Wind Farm in Hand County, South… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on August 6, 2009 at 6:39pm —
We want to let you know about a couple radio shows Boone will be appearing on tomorrow, August 5.
He will be a guest on Taking Stock on Bloomberg Radio at 3:00 pm EDT.
Prior to that appearance, he'll also be on State of Nevada on KNPR at 10:00 am PDT tomorrow morning.
Be sure to tune in and then visit http://push.pickensplan.com/forum to discuss.
Added by Codi Prachar on August 4, 2009 at 1:44pm —
Boone has several national and local media appearances coming up in the next few days that we want to let you know about:
-- He’ll be on the Tom Sullivan Show on Fox News Radio TODAY at 5:06 pm Eastern Time.
-- On Monday, July 20, Boone will appear on WGN Radio out of Chicago at 7:10 am Central Time.
-- Tuesday, July 21 he will be interviewed on Brian and the Judge on Fox News Radio at 9:34 am Eastern Time.
-- Also on Tuesday, July 21, Boone… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on July 17, 2009 at 9:00am —
Pickens Plan aims to make Trucking American Made
Jason Cox, Lexington Truck Industry Examiner
We have been hearing a lot lately, about this country being addicted to oil, and how we need to start looking for alternative energy and break our demand for oil. The trucking industry, has to have oil to survive, or does it?
I have been doing some research lately into alternative energy, and every time I go and look I keep getting referred back to "The Pickens… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on July 15, 2009 at 1:02pm —
Be sure to check out FOX & Friends tomorrow morning. Boone will be on the program at 8:45 am ET.
Added by Codi Prachar on July 13, 2009 at 3:24pm —
Anyone who wondered about the status of the Pickens Plan or claimed it had lost steam now knows the truth: The Pickens Plan is surging ahead at double-time speed.
Over the two days celebrating the first anniversary of the Pickens Plan, Boone was interviewed by two wire services, a major business magazine, more than a dozen TV stations and four national TV networks. He met with nearly 40 Members of the U.S. House and Senate and participated in the introduction of the… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on July 9, 2009 at 7:37pm —
Continuing to promote the one-year anniversary of the Pickens Plan, Boone will be interviewing LIVE with Ali Velshi from the Russell Rotunda at the Capitol today on CNN @ 1:45 pm ET!
Added by Codi Prachar on July 8, 2009 at 1:14pm —
In case you missed it, check out Boone's interview on Good Morning America
Added by Codi Prachar on July 8, 2009 at 10:10am —
Check out the following editorial from the Dallas Morning News....
05:43 PM CDT on Monday, July 6, 2009
When a company the size of AT&T says it plans to make a massive investment in compressed natural gas-powered vehicles, the rest of us need to take notice.
The Dallas-based communications giant recently promised to spend $565 million over the next decade to buy 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles. At least $350 million of the investment, believed to be the… Continue
Added by Codi Prachar on July 8, 2009 at 8:26am —
Be sure to check out Boone on the following shows tomorrow, July 7.
** In the morning starting 7:00 am EDT Boone will be on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
** Later at 5:00 pm EDT he will be on Fox’s Glenn Beck show.
Added by Codi Prachar on July 6, 2009 at 2:45pm —