The Pelosi & Pickens Profit Plan With Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE)

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nancy pelosi Nancy Pelosi is quite a busy woman these days. Juggling the House Speaker role, a new book, chair of the Democratic Convention.  Now she’s "trying to save the planet" by sparring with Republicans over offshore drilling issues.  Are Pelosi action figures next?

clean_energy_fuelsWhile saving the planet, it appears Pelosi will also line her own pockets if in fact the Pickens Plan comes to fruition. is reporting that Pelosi is a shareholder in Clean Energy  Fuels (CLNE) and purchased between $50K – $100K in shares on May 25th that could well be worth 3x that now and millions more if she’s successful in helping get California’s Proposition 10 (known as the California Renewable Energy & Clean Alternative Fuel Act) passed.  The bill would spend 5 billion in California bond money to promote natural gas as a cleaner alternative fuel and is backed by none other than Clean Energy Fuels and co Seattle Supersonics Thief himself, Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon (a large producer of .. natural gas)

I’m certainly all for alternative fuels particularly wind and solar, but have had my own doubts about the natural gas portion of Pickens Plan.  Add the Pelosi relationship and the water rights issues into the mix and what you have is one big plan.. the Pickens & Pelosi Profits Plan.

After the bell today, Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) reported EPS and revenue a bit better than expectations, but still reported a sizable loss of .12/share excluding special items.  The stock is up about 2% after hours.

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Comments on The Pelosi & Pickens Profit Plan With Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE)

August 20, 2008

T. Boone Pickens | Venture Chronicles @ 5:41 pm

[…] Then there is Nancy “trying to save the planet” Pelosi and Pickens making strange bedfellows indeed with the Speaker’s investment in CLNE, even if it is a relatively small one. Nonetheless, these perceptions of conflicts lead to actual conflicts that fuel the “business as usual” sentiment among the public that results in voter disgust and disenchantment. […]

August 22, 2008

Verity @ 2:13 pm

How typical…but its going to take a little more than a $50k investment to wipe the oil off their sleeves.

September 13, 2008

Do Not Trust T. Boone Pickens » Team Biff Blog @ 1:54 am

[…] It comes out today [13 Aug 08] that Nancy Pelosi bought stock in T. Boone’s company at its IPO. He wants to generate more electricity with wind power, and then use natural gas to power our automobiles. (Yeah, so? Sounds okay, right?) Oh, BTW, he needs a little government help (subsidy) to get this done, and high oil prices make natural gas a more attractive fuel for cars. […]