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2008-10-07 12:00:46

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Oklahoma's first wind energy conference -- REVOLUTION -- is scheduled for December 2 and 3 in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention Center. The conference will feature nationally known wind experts, exhibits and sessions about economic development, infrastructure needs, landowner issues, and wildlife. Special keynote speakers at the REVOLUTION Conference include wind energy advocate and "Pickens Plan" creator T. Boone Pickens and The Nature...

2008-10-06 18:00:31

T. Boone Pickens, 50-year oil and gas industry leader, will host what hopes to be the largest online rally of Americans concerned about their energy future during Tuesday night's second Presidential Debate between U.S. Senators Barack Obama and John McCain. Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director, will be Pickens' co-host. Together they will discuss the candidates' debate responses on the critical energy issues, take live questions, and give participants a chance to say what they can...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

AUBURN - The Auburn Public Library has announced some of the new acquisitions for October. Fiction "Comforts of a Muddy Saturday," Alexander McCall Smith.Edinburgh denizen and part-time sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is asked to come to the aid of a once-respected professor of medicine who stands accused of falsifying data in a clinical trial. "Fine Just the Way It Is: Wyoming Stories 3," Annie Proulx. The National Book Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author returns with a new collection of...

2008-10-05 03:00:23

By Daily Breezeial State shouldn't spend billions on a faux-green special interest. Proposition 10, which would fund the development of renewable energy and help consumers purchase alternative-fuel vehicles, has a certain green appeal. And after reading the details, it leaves us feeling green - green as in queasy. The measure would provide $3.4 billion in rebates to help consumers buy vehicles that achieve high fuel economy or spew less in the way of greenhouse gases than conventional...

2008-10-03 21:00:19

By Matt Nauman Mercury News Mercury News Against a backdrop of high gas prices and calls for energy independence, two renewable energy measures on the November ballot claim to offer solutions. Both, however, face uncertain support. Even environmental groups are campaigning against them. While supporters say Propositions 7 and 10 will lead to cleaner air and cars, groups like the Sierra Club charge the measures could actually hinder the state's move toward using more solar, wind and...

2008-10-01 12:00:27

High Country Energy, LLC, along with its manager National Wind, LLC, announces today the completion of the nation's first intrastate public offering in connection with the development of a wind project. The offering, officially filed in May of 2008, was filled and completed in only four months. Delphi Financial Corp., an affiliate of National Wind, was the registered broker-dealer for the offering. High Country Energy, LLC plans to develop a series of utility-scale community-owned wind farms...

2008-09-30 03:00:27

In 1970, America imported 24 percent of our oil. Today, we import nearly 70 percent and growing. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion out of the country this year alone; that's four times the annual cost of the Iraq war. ... On a happier note, however, there is a solution to the problem. Alternatives such as wind power and natural gas are readily available to us all. The United States is "the Saudi Arabia of wind power," as the Great Plains states have the greatest wind...

2008-09-22 03:00:27

By Edwards, John G Executives attending last week's National Clean Energy Summit at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, heard gloomy predictions for America if the country fails to wean itself off its dependence on foreign oil. But they also got tips about some emerging markets for renewable energy and conservation programs. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said maintaining the status quo is not acceptable. "First, the earth's supply of fossil fuels will continue to dwindle....

2008-09-17 15:00:32

T. Boone Pickens, although very successful at domestic oil production, is now championing wind turbines (see www.pickensplan.com). As an action to reduce oil imports, Pickens will build and operate thousands of wind turbines in Texas to generate electricity. These would reduce the amount of natural gas (currently powering 22 percent of our electricity generation), and that relatively clean natural gas can then be used to power vehicles. The end result will be reduced oil imports. In 1970...

2008-09-17 06:00:24

By Julene Bair While touting his plan to wean us off foreign oil, Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens makes no bones about being heavily invested in the natural gas he wants us to use in our cars. Nor does he deny the wind generated on his 200,000-acre wind farm would inflate a fortune accumulated selling fossil fuel. But he says little of his intention to market fossil water. That's what conservationists call finite supplies of water dating to prehistoric times. The Ogallala Aquifer is...


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