Tag Results for T. Boone Pickens (6)

  1. Coastal Cities Climb on Wind Bandwagon, or Try To

    Even as Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is attracting national attention with his proposal to vastly increase U.S. reliance on wind energy, meeting personally with presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain to focus attention on the huge wind potential found in the nation's Great Plains states, cities at opposite sides of the country are seeking to get in on the action. Earlier this week, New York City 's Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an initiative to explore all possible applications of wind in the greater metropolitan area, which he believes could have the city relying on wind for …

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  2. Coastal Cities Climb on Wind Bandwagon, or Try To

    Even as Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is attracting national attention with his proposal to vastly increase U.S. reliance on wind energy, meeting personally with presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain to focus attention on the huge wind potential found in the nationâ''s Great Plains states, cities at opposite sides of the country are seeking to get in on the action. Earlier this week, New York City â''s Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an initiative to explore all possible applications of wind in the greater metropolitan area, which he believes could have the city relying on wind for …

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  3. Al Gore versus T. Boone. Take Your Pickens

    Former vice president Al Gore got a lot of attention last week with a call to make the U.S. electric power system completely carbon-free within ten years, a startling idea that some find inspiring. Meanwhile, Texan oilman T. Boone Pickens has been running full-page newspaper ads promoting his "Pickens Plan," the idea being to replace the electricity we make by burning natural gas with wind-generated power, and to use the freed-up gas to fuel automobiles. It's not hard to detect the element of self-interest in that plan: Pickens is building a huge wind farm in Sweetwater, Texas--and reportedly …

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  4. Al Gore versus T. Boone. Take Your Pickens

    Former vice president Al Gore got a lot of attention last week with a call to make the U.S. electric power system completely carbon-free within ten years, a startling idea that some find inspiring. Meanwhile, Texan oilman T. Boone Pickens has been running full-page newspaper ads promoting his â''Pickens Plan,â'' the idea being to replace the electricity we make by burning natural gas with wind-generated power, and to use the freed-up gas to fuel automobiles. Itâ''s not hard to detect the element of self-interest in that plan: Pickens is building a huge wind farm in Sweetwater, Texasâ''and reportedly …

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