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2011-02-17 06:35:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Wind Power industry appears to be poised for new period of growth after very nearly becoming a victim of its own success. In the boom years of the early 2000s thousands of new wind turbines were installed. But, by 2008, the nation's aging electric grid became so overwhelmed many wind projects were cancelled - notably T. Boone Pickens' ambitious $10 billion project near Pampa, TX. Fast forward to 2011 and the critical transmission upgrades...

2011-01-05 15:08:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pickens Plan, a popular and influential program to help gain energy independence for the United States, will become a prominent fixture on the Walmart FLW Tour in 2011. The Pickens Plan, developed by well-known energy executive T. Boone Pickens, is a collection of coordinated steps that together form a comprehensive approach to addressing the energy concerns facing the U.S. A major component is ensuring that the public's voice will be heard...

2010-08-09 12:50:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- FLW Outdoors announced T. Boone Pickens has become an equity holder and partner in FLW Outdoors. Irwin L. Jacobs, Chairman of FLW Outdoors, stated, "Boone and I have been friends and business associates for more than 25 years. We recently were discussing what we could do together to create a significant positive impact on the incredible outdoor resources our country has to offer. As we discussed my involvement with FLW Outdoors, Boone didn't hesitate to...

2010-06-08 13:19:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Watching the public relations crisis engulfing BP as it struggles to manage the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, I am reminded of a wise old adage: When you're in a hole, stop digging. Every day, it seems, BP's leaders say or do something that makes the colossal environmental disaster even worse. I spent many years managing public affairs for ARCO, which was eventually bought by the British petroleum giant BP. After the company's April 20 drilling rig...

2010-05-18 18:16:00

WASHINGTON, May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Madeleine and T. Boone Pickens will host a celebration of America's Heritage at The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Independence Avenue Southwest & 6th St SW (Entrance to event on Maryland Avenue between 3rd and Independence) on May 20th, 2010 at 7:00PM. The event promises to be one of the most exciting evenings of the season attended by more than 350 guests including some of the most prominent Native American tribal...

2010-04-21 09:00:00

DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Minnesota state regulators have given the necessary approvals to allow development of a 78-megawatt Minnesota wind project near Goodhue, MN, that backers say will help the state meet its renewable energy goals and further economic development efforts locally. Development of the project is being spearheaded by the American Wind Alliance (AWA), a joint venture founded by Mesa Power Group LLC with the support of General Electric. Mesa Power Group was started...

2010-03-23 08:17:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- T. Boone Pickens, Founder and Chairman of BP Capital Management and author of "The Pickens Plan" will be in Louisville, KY on March 24 to address the National Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) Fleet Summit. Mr. Pickens, arguably the nation's most vocal advocate for energy independence, will discuss the opportunities that natural gas creates for the transportation industry with respect to significant fuel cost savings, environmental benefits, and a...

2010-01-27 07:30:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced that it has appointed Ray Harris as its President. Mr. Harris will be responsible for leading MasTec's business development efforts and will report directly to Jose Mas, MasTec's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Harris brings to MasTec over 30 years of experience in the utility and energy industries. Most recently he served as President and CEO of Mesa Power, founded by T. Boone Pickens to develop...

2009-10-14 11:37:00

Keynote speakers: Volkswagen's Stefan Jacoby and energy activist T. Boone Pickens, NADA's John McEleney and Ed Tonkin, AutoNation's Mike Jackson and adventurer Alison Levine McLEAN, Va., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Industry leaders will discuss the future of auto retailing at the National Automobile Dealers Association's 93rd annual Convention & Expo in Orlando, Feb. 13-15, 2010. Other topics include vehicle innovation and sustainable mobility. "Each of our speakers brings...

2009-09-24 15:59:28

The wife of Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said she is suing a California city over an order to prune plants on her back deck. Madeleine Pickens, 62, filed a lawsuit Sept. 18 in Superior Court against the city of Del Mar when the city, enforcing its view ordinance, ordered her to prune the evergreen shrubs and palms on the back deck of her $35 million home in the city, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday. The city issued the order after neighbors Charles and Lynn Gaylord...


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