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T. Boone Pickens on Alt Fuel, Energy and Politics - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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T. Boone Pickens (right) talking on stage with Andrew Littlefield

"Congress totally doesn't understand energy at all."
"We're in a hell of a bad spot."
"Biofuels will never amount to but 5% of the requirement of this country."
"What we need is leadership..."
"Nuclear (power) has to come into play"
"Ethanol is a sad deal...It's an ugly baby..."

LAS VEGAS, NV - May 14, 2008:

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Andrew Littlefair introducing
T. Boone Pickens

Outspoken oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens wowed the hundreds of attendees at yesterday's General Session meeting at the 2008 Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Joined on stage by Andrew Littlefair, president and CEO of Clean Energy Fuels Corporation, Pickens delivered a keynote presentation that was insightful, humorous and highly provocative.

Pickens talked about America’s urgent need to get away from foreign oil and the sending of $600 billion to "A few friends and a hell of a bunch of enemies." and the opportunity that exists in turning to natural gas to solve the country’s immediate gasoline crisis. Pickens pointed out natural gas’ benefits of being substantially lower in harmful emissions than gasoline, its plentiful supply, and its significantly lower cost to consumers.

Pickens predicted that gasoline prices will continue to rise and that diesel fuel will never again be cheaper than gasoline.

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"She (Hillary Clinton) has no idea about what she's talking about."
Pickens was highly critical of the political pandering that is going on with the three current presidential candidates, and by the irresponsible remarks made by them to voters (especially by Hillary Clinton, that she will reduce the price of gasoline to $60 per barrel).

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T. Boone Pickens, founder of BP Capital Management
Pickens also talked about the need to make use of wind and solar power, and his own company’s recent $2 billion purchase of General Electric wind generators that are expected to produce 4,000 megawatts of electricity (“equivalent to two nuclear generators”).

At the conclusion of his and Littlefair’s formal onstage presentation, Pickens joined about a dozens journalists in an impromptu Q&A session that yielded additional salacious comments and humorous observations.

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