Thursday, February 19, 2009
T. Boone Pickens: SUMMIT ON GREEN ENERGY
T. Boone Pickens, right, is sponsoring a SUMMIT ON GREEN ENERGY on Monday, February 23 at 10:15 a.m.ET. [see Pickens Plan website]. The “National Clean Energy Project: Building the New Economy” is being hosted by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and will focus on developing a plan and key guiding principles to lead the transformation of U.S. energy policy and to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, and others will join T. Boone Pickens and other esteemed participants at this event.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the event’s Honorary Chair. The forum will focus on modernizing and expanding the electricity grid, integrating energy efficiency and distributed generation into operation and regulation, rapidly increasing transmission capacity for renewable energy and reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign oil by examining short- and long-term solutions to replace foreign oil with domestic resources to fuel vehicles and trucks, including natural gas.