Tag: T. Boone Pickens


We hear the press clamoring about the price of gas. We see it when we fill up at the local gas station. Gas prices have recently skyrocketed. This is not the first time and this certainly will not be the Read more…


Alternative energy (or renewable energy) is a new manufacturing industry paradigm that is in its infancy. However, the discussion is not new, and it looks as if the United States has positioned itself to be behind history on what can Read more…


Three years after unveiling his plan for U.S. energy independence, which won praise from environmentalists for its reliance on wind power, Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is back with a proposal to convert the U.S. trucking fleet to natural gas. Read more…


(Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will unveil as early as Monday a slimmed-down energy bill seeking to make offshore drilling safer and convert trucks to run on domestic natural gas. The full Senate could begin consideration of Read more…


A period of extremely cold, windless weather has brought home to the British the drawbacks of relying on wind power and the need to keep a supply of natural gas in reserve. While the cold spell has strained natural gas Read more…


The San Francisco Bay Area is home to the “locavore” movement on food. Less known, is that a “locavolt” revolution is also sprouting up, as new technologies enable communities to tap indigenous renewable resources.


In a move that will surely provide an additional boost for the alternative energy industry, and perhaps T. Boone Pickens‘ plan, the US Department of Treasury has finally released guidelines for claiming the grants instead of the federal tax credit. Read more…


Even as the irrepressible T. Boone Pickens had to scrap his “Pickens Plan” on Tuesday, in part due to a paucity of transmission capacity, last week brought another hurdle for the chances of building out the transmission infrastructure that Pickens Read more…


What would you do if you were worth $3 billion? T. Boone Pickens? Propose to build one of the largest wind farms in Texas, of course! T. Boone Pickens, American financier and Chairman of BP Capital Management, ironically grew his Read more…


China will break ground this month on a gigantic, $17 billion wind power farm in the northwestern part of the country that will produce 5 gigawatts of power by next year and 20 gigawatts by 2020, according to the official Read more…


Until recently, T. Boone Pickens was better known for greenmail than green energy. Pickens – oilman turned corporate raider –  leveraged Mesa Petroleum and Michael Milliken’s junk bonds to make billions during the 1980’s hostile takeover craze. But with his Read more…

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