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
Today, we celebrate the things we take for granted in life. I am very Thankful to be a part of the first real energy plan in the United States in over 40 years. And I am very thankful for the men and women in uniform serving so far away from home, who fight to defend our freedom.
I just wanted to wish you all a very happy and blessed… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 27, 2008 at 9:11pm —
The worldwide economic crisis is prompting a growing number of countries to back away from pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions and invest in clean energy, just a week before the start of talks in Poland on a new worldwide climate change treaty.
In the United States, some business groups are calling on President-elect Barack Obama to move cautiously in tackling global warming, saying that a too aggressive response could… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 24, 2008 at 4:57pm —
The Arkansas Public Service Commission has approved a request from Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corp. of Fort Smith for a natural gas vehicle tariff, which will allow AOG "to provide natural gas service to customers for the exclusive purpose of fueling natural gas powered vehicles with natural gas," according to a statement released Friday from the PSC.
Under the approved tariff filing, AOG will be able to provide its… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 24, 2008 at 4:47pm —
BY JACK MONEY
Published: November 22, 2008
There’s something in the wind.
It’s news, and the news is this: T. Boone Pickens, celebrated author of the Pickens Plan, is coming to Oklahoma City next month to deliver a keynote address at Oklahoma’s inaugural conference on wind development.
The conference, organizers say, is to address both challenges and possibilities of wind energy.
"Wind projects are emerging across our state,” said David Fleischaker,… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 24, 2008 at 4:38pm —
With the possible exception of Barack Obama's puppy-anticipating daughters, no one is more eagerly awaiting the incoming Administration than the leaders of the renewable-energy industries. President-elect Obama campaigned on the promise to spend $150 billion over the next 10 years to support alternative energy, like wind and solar, as well as the green jobs that the sector has the potential to create. At California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's climate summit on Nov. 18, Obama, in taped remarks,… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 23, 2008 at 11:15pm —
LOS ANGELES - T. Boone Pickens, your car is ready.
Toyota rolled into the Los Angeles Auto Show with what it says is the world's first and only compressed natural gas hybrid vehicle, a car that gets 33 mpg and, if nothing else, shows a lowered Camry looks pretty sweet on 19-inch wheels. Toyota has no immediate plans to mass produce the car, a concept vehicle the company says it built to show the versatility of the Hybrid Synergy Drive… Continue
Please take a minute or two and click here to check out Barack Obama’s transition website. He’s asking people to tell him what they think. It’s a perfect opportunity for each one of us, including me, to tell him and his people about our plan and why we believe it’s important to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
The gloomy economy and falling oil and gas prices have put the damper on plenty of clean-energy projects, such as T. Boone Pickens’ big Texas wind farm. But today’s storm clouds are just a passing phenomenon, if Wal-Mart’s plans are any indication.
The Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer just announced a deal with Duke Energy to use wind power for 15% of the electricity at hundreds of its Texas stores. The wind will come from a Duke… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 21, 2008 at 10:57am —
Comment on the story below and tell the Dallas Morning News why YOU think Boone Pickens should be "Texan of the Year."
Three times over a period of eight days this fall, I interviewed T. Boone Pickens before a live audience. I agreed to do so not because, as you might imagine, I was hoping a spare million might fall out of his pocket and into mine while he wasn't looking. I was interested in learning what his angle was, or is, or if he had one.
Deal may progress push for compressed natural gas
Austin Business Journal - by Kate Harrington ABJ Staff
An Austin service company is planning to fuel the growth of an alternative energy source in Central Texas.
Fox Service Co. has begun installing compressed natural gas refueling stations for residences and businesses, a move that some businesses say could bring CNG vehicles to the forefront of Central Texans’ attention.
FORT WORTH (CBS 11 News) ―
The debate over new Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) buses is heating up. Tonight legendary oilman and billionaire T. Boone Pickens is weighing on a controversial decision to buy compressed natural gas (CNG) or clean diesel vehicles.
CBS 11 News reporter Jack Fink was the only local television reporter to talk to the oilman.
A central element of The Pickens Plan, which is designed to reduce U.S. foreign oil dependency by more than… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 21, 2008 at 10:17am —
The energy crisis has sparked new interest in one of Oklahoma's oldest and largely untapped sources of energy. But, can wind energy really deliver as a viable solution to our power problems? 2NEWS anchor Russ McCaskey headed west to find out.
For farmers like Garland Leonard, living off the land is nothing new. Living off of wind is. Leonard has spent his entire life in western Oklahoma, the heart of what is now called the wind… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on November 19, 2008 at 5:03pm —