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T. Boone Pickens Highlights U.S. Oil Dependence for Sixth Consecutive Month

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T. Boone Pickens Highlights U.S. Oil Dependence for Sixth Consecutive Month



U.S. Sent $21.6 Billion Overseas and Imported 366 Million Barrels of Oil in May 2009

Dallas – June 5, 2009 –Today energy expert T. Boone Pickens provided his sixth consecutive monthly update on the level of United States’ oil importation.



Pickens said that based on the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), the… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on June 5, 2009 at 8:38am — No Comments

AP: Pickens Left Indelible Mark on Obama

Pickens Left Indelible Mark on Obama – Associated Press – 6/3/09



By Jeff Latzke



With a black Sharpie marker, T. Boone Pickens mapped out for Barack Obama the way to U.S. energy independence — right there on a white tablecloth.



It was a demonstration he wouldn't soon forget. After Pickens' wife encountered Obama at a function this week in Las Vegas, she relayed word that the president was still astounded by her husband's indelible markings.



But as he… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on June 4, 2009 at 10:17am — No Comments

GreenBiz: T. Boone Pickens' Roadmap for Green Entrepreneurs

T. Boone Pickens' office in Dallas is 15 minutes from my front door, but our lives are worlds apart. He is a billionaire energy magnate with a plan to get America off foreign oil. I am a sustainability consultant and writer with a desire to reduce America's CO2 emissions. Our worlds collided when I interviewed Boone for my upcoming book.



As it turns out, our missions aren't so different after all. We both want to gain independence from foreign oil, revitalize the economy, protect the… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on June 2, 2009 at 12:54pm — No Comments

USNWR: T. Boone Pickens: Break Our Foreign Oil Addiction With Natural Gas

T. Boone Pickens: Break Our Foreign Oil Addiction With Natural Gas

By T. Boone PIckens

Posted May 26, 2009



"America is at a crossroads" sounds like tired campaign rhetoric, but when it comes to energy policy, we are in the middle of the intersection.



Since July 8, 2008, when I launched the Pickens Plan to reduce our escalating dependence on foreign oil, I have talked about that dependence as the greatest threat to our economy and our national security. Our… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on May 27, 2009 at 2:38pm — No Comments

National Journal experts discussion on energy

Interesting discussion over on the National Journal blog. Mr. Pickens provides the question and energy experts respond.

Added by Renee Klink on May 20, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

T. Boone Pickens: Widened Trade Gap Due to Rise in Oil Imports Strong Reminder of Urgent Need for Energy Reform

T. Boone Pickens: Widened Trade Gap Due to Rise in Oil Imports Strong Reminder of Urgent Need for Energy Reform



U.S. Spent Nearly $500 Billion on Foreign Oil in 2008 as Economy Crumbled



Dallas – May 12, 2009 – Energy expert T. Boone Pickens today released the following statement in reaction to news that the U.S. trade deficit on oil imports widened for the first time in eight months during March, as the price of imported oil continued to… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on May 12, 2009 at 1:27pm — No Comments

HuffPo: The Oil Price Roller Coaster is on the Upswing

The latest column from Boone at the Huffington Post:



The Oil Price Roller Coaster is on the Upswing

It has been nine months since oil hit its high of $147 per barrel and the price of gasoline at the pump in the United States topped $4 per gallon for regular. In California, gasoline topped out at an average of $4.43 per gallon. Since then, the worldwide recession dampened worldwide demand and oil fell to about $39 per barrel in February of this year.



But, guess… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on May 11, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Pickens meets with PP district leaders at wind conference

I hope there will be another conference that's closer to our region soon!

In the meantime, you may enjoy reading this coverage of the conference in the Daily Pickens along with seeing photos of a few Midwest district leaders who met with Boone.

Added by Renee Klink on May 7, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pickens talks to full-house Mizzou crowd on Earth Day

Pickens talks to full-house Mizzou crowd on Earth Day

Posted on April 22, 2009 by Karen Pojmann



Photos by Shane Epping

Mizzou couldn’t have custom-ordered a more perfect Earth Day.



The sun shined over an impeccable green Francis Quadrangle in Wednesday’s 75-degree weather. Inside Jesse Hall, hundreds of energy-conscious leaders in business, government and nonprofit agencies milled about at the Missouri Energy… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on May 4, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

Texas oil tycoon pitches wind power at Washington and Lee University

From WDBJ-TV:



Washington and Lee University has hosted a lot of well known speakers recently.



They include the NFL Commissioner and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.



The latest is a famous billionaire who has a message for all Americans.



T. Boone Pickens has been criss-crossing the country trying to sell his alternative energy plan. His latest stop was here on the campus of Washington… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on May 4, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

WSJ article on natural gas echoes Pickens statements

"A major article in the Wall Street Journal echoes what T. Boone Pickens has been saying for nearly a year: There is enough natural gas under the continental United States to serve all of our needs for upwards of 100 years.



The piece is headlined: “U.S. Gas Fields Go From Bust to Boom” and is written by reporter Ben Cassleman who follows oil and gas issues for the Journal..."… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on May 1, 2009 at 5:32am — No Comments

Boone's take on the first 100 days

"In his first 100 days, President Obama moved aggressively to push a stimulus plan that jump-starts our nation’s move to renewable energy, particularly wind and solar. That’s great, and I’m optimistic that he recognizes the need to address the economic and national security threat of foreign oil.



"He has promised to end imports from the Middle East within 10 years, and the only way he can do that is to replace foreign oil/diesel in transportation with domestic fuels, and the only way… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Central Florida News 13: Alternative Energy Advocate Brings Plan To Central Florida

Alternative Energy Advocate Brings Plan To Central Florida

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:00:13 AM



LAKE BUENA VISTA -- Oil magnate and alternative energy advocate T. Boone Pickens brought his Pickens plan to Central Florida Monday.



Pickens was the keynote speaker for the Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference &… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 21, 2009 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Boone's column in the Orlando Sentinel today

T. Boone Pickens: America has the resources to be energy independent

April 21, 2009



America has to move away from depending upon imported oil as its principal transportation fuel. A national conference on alternative-fueled vehicles is being held this week in Orlando to look at how we can accomplish this with our present resources.



America continues to import… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 21, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

Athens Banner-Herald: Solar energy can be option for Georgia

Forum: Solar energy can be option for Georgia

By James Marlow Jr. | Commentary | Story updated at 7:09 pm on 4/11/2009



At a recent congressional hearing, Public Service Commissioner Stan Wise told Congress that Georgia cannot meet a proposed mandate to obtain at least 25 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.



Wise went on to say that other states would be able to meet the… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 20, 2009 at 11:29am — No Comments

Tennessean commentary: Tennessee takes lead energy role

tennessean.com



April 14, 2009



Tennessee takes lead energy role



By John Noel



The U.S. Department of Energy says that we waste more than 50 percent of the total annual energy consumed in our country.



The opportunity for citizens and governments to save money is huge. Legislation, and a plan, to accomplish this savings are being rolled out in our state right… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 20, 2009 at 11:27am — No Comments

Tennessee: Billionaire Pickens Lays out Energy Plan at Sewanee

Tennessee: Billionaire Pickens Lays out Energy Plan at Sewanee – Chattanooga Times Free Press – 4/16/09



By Andy Jones



SEWANEE, Tenn. — Entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens says America must eliminate its reliance on foreign oil, and he sees natural gas as a 20-year bridge to sustain fuel demands until new technology is ready to fill the void.



“We’ve got to use what we have, and we have natural gas,” Mr. Pickens said during a discussion at The University of the South on… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 16, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

Keep up the momentum during Congressional recess this week!

Thanks again to all of you in the Southeast who took action by participating in the Virtual March on Washington. We're now in the congressional recess/district work period, and we have a great opportunity to keep up the pressure and turn the support we generated during the march into action in Congress.



The next step in the fight for energy independence will center around two legislative initiatives: the… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 14, 2009 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Pentagon looks at alternative fuel sources

Folks, this is article has some interesting points to consider in the context of American security and cost of oil/fuel. Great to see DoD looking at alternative sources for their operations.





Pentagon Prioritizes Pursuit Of Alternative Fuel Sources

By Steve Vogel

Washington Post Staff Writer

Monday,… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 13, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Boone's latest column on HuffPo: The Pickens Plan Marches on Washington

The Pickens Plan Marches on Washington – The Huffington Post – 4/9/09

By T. Boone Pickens



$18 billion. Sound like a lot of money? It sure does to me. The worst part is that's how much Americans shelled out last month to import 386 million barrels of oil. Think about the impact those dollars could have made right here right now as our country works its way out of this recession. In… Continue

Added by Renee Klink on April 10, 2009 at 8:58am — No Comments

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