Wednesday, November 12, 2008

DeVore Gearing Up, Pickens Gearing Down

Look for energy to be front and center in the upcoming Senate race between incumbent Barbara Boxer and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine). DeVore, who we have gushed over because of his efforts to promote nuclear power, cites Boxer's opposition to offshore oil drilling as evidence of how out of sync she is with the voters.

He told the L.A. Times that he plans to take a page from the Barack Obama playbook and raise money in smaller increments through the internet.

Another CalEnergyBlog regular, T. Boone Pickens is begrudingly admitting that freefalling oil and gas prices are eroding the sense of urgency for his "Pickens Plan" and he is now going to shelve some projects for now and spend a little less cash promoting it. A graceful exit? We'll see.

Pickens postpones Texas wind farm [Fort Worth Star Telegram]