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2008-09-16 03:00:23

By Kristopher Hanson LONG BEACH - The dizzying array of eco-minded products and technologies - from hybrid school buses to toxin-free sink cleaners - seemed to confirm what environmentalists have long prayed for: America is on the verge of a green revolution. Dozens of companies and agencies offering the latest and cleanest products and practices have converged on Long Beach this week to promote the perceived health, economic and even national security benefits of the green movement....

2008-09-15 18:00:32

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson became the first Governor to sign the pledge to join T. Boone Pickens' campaign to break America's addiction to foreign oil. "Governor Richardson is a former Secretary of Energy," Pickens said. "He knows how dangerous the current situation is from a national security standpoint. And as a sitting Governor he also knows the economic risks of spending $700 billion a year importing foreign oil." "Bill Richardson is a man of vision and a man of action. I...

2008-09-15 18:00:32

By JOHN FLECK Of the Journal Standing outside the Albuquerque Convention Center ballroom Wednesday after T. Boone Pickens' rousing talk on America's energy future, Amy Landers asked a great question. Where's the conservation piece? Landers, a self-described conservation-minded Democrat, is a great example of the contradictions embodied in Pickens' audience. Here's a guy who helped finance the Swift Boat campaign that sunk John Kerry's Democratic presidential candidacy, who's now being...

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2008-09-13 09:10:00

By TOM BEAL Arizona seems to have few sites capable of generation scale utilities will need Wind power may have as much potential as those ads on television promise, but don't expect to see giant turbines dwarfing saguaros on the skyline of the Sonoran Desert. Experts call the wind in Southern Arizona "marginal", and say Arizona overall has few hot spots for wind power. The U.S. Department of Energy released a report in May that says the United States can generate 20 percent of its power...

2008-09-12 09:00:00

By Jasen Lee Deseret News Billionaire T. Boone Pickens brought is traveling energy road show to the Salt Palace Convention Center on Thursday, and hundreds of Utahns came to hear what he had to say. The oil tycoon and mega-successful hedge-fund manager promoted his strategies for alternative fuel development. The Pickens Plan urges Americans to break their reliance on foreign oil by using clean alternatives, including natural gas, wind, solar and nuclear power. Pickens likened the fight to...

2008-09-11 12:00:37

By John Fleck Journal Staff Writer T. Boone Pickens looked a bit like the professor in your freshman political science class Wednesday morning when he stepped to the white board at the Albuquerque Convention Center and wrote down a single number: 700. That is the number, in billions of dollars, leaving the United States every year to buy foreign oil. Pickens, a billionaire Texas oilman turned renewable energy evangelist, thinks that is a very bad idea. Wind, along with a dose of...

2008-09-11 09:00:40

By Jasen Lee Deseret News Billionaire businessman T. Boone Pickens, who made much of his fortune in oil, plans to visit Utah today to tout his strategies for alternative energy development. Pickens, founder of the hedge fund BP Capital Management, is conducting a town hall meeting at 5 p.m. at the Salt Palace Convention Center to promote his Pickens Plan, which encourages the use of alternatives to oil, including natural gas, wind and solar power. The event is the ninth town-hall meeting...

2008-09-09 15:00:37

By STACI MATLOCK Oil tycoon promotes energy ideas he believes will save America By Staci Matlock The New Mexican T. Boone Pickens -- the maverick Texas oil billionaire and funder of the Swift Boat ad campaign against former presidential candidate John Kerry -- has a plan to save the United States. Pickens, 80, believes wind and natural gas are the answer to America's energy problems and dependence on foreign oil. The Pickens Plan hinges on two factors: Federal financial support...

2008-09-09 12:00:35

By PATTI WEAVER STILLWATER -- Texas billionaire Boone Pickens said Friday that he knows he's getting through to the public about how to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil because he's had more than 5 million visits to his Web site. And Pickens, a 1951 graduate of Oklahoma State University's geology program who's given $400 million to his alma mater, is putting his money where his mouth is on energy issues. He said he's spending $44 million to advertise the Pickens Plan,...

2008-09-08 15:00:59

Who would have guessed that billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens and Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope would ever see eye to eye? That seems to be what happened last week in Denver, when these strange bedfellows agreed that the Pickens Plan for energy development was a good idea. Pickens is calling for huge increases in investment and production of wind power, as well as using American natural gas during the transition period. Pickens and Pope concur on the inadvisability of...


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