Boone Pickens to Share Energy Ideas at UT Dallas

Lecture Series to Support University Focus on Stewardship of Natural Resources

Nov. 3, 2009

Texas business legend Boone Pickens will deliver the inaugural lecture of the UT Dallas Forum on Energy Issues and Innovation.

The Dallas energy investor will discuss his own “Pickens Plan,” which advocates focusing on natural gas, wind energy and new fuel technologies to secure energy independence for the U.S.

The lecture will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the UT Dallas Conference Center.

Pickens is the founder and chairman of BP Capital Management and is responsible for the formulation of the energy futures investment strategy of the BP Capital Commodity Fund and the BP Capital Equity Fund.

The Forum on Energy Issues and Innovation is a lecture series devoted to reflecting the growing emphasis at UT Dallas on the stewardship of energy and natural resources. These lectures are intended to complement and expand on the University’s coordinated research in four primary areas:

  • Intelligent systems for energy production, transmission and utilization.
  • New energy-storage technologies that reduce the over-capacity required to meet peak loads.
  • Application of nanoscale science and technology to renewable energy generation, including wind, solar and geothermal.
  • The development of a living laboratory to increase awareness of the possibilities to live and work in an energy-neutral and natural-resource-neutral environment.

The Texas Institute is the founding sponsor for this lecture. Texas Institute is an independent, nonprofit research institute conducting client-sponsored research and advancing the development of sustainable technology solutions for government, businesses, universities, and other organizations.


Media Contact: The Office of Media Relations, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, newscenter@utdallas.edu

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