Oil Tycoon Puts Money on Wind Power
The Pickens Plan aims to decrease US dependency on foreign
oil by switching to natural gas and shifting energy production to domestic renewable
sources like wind. Pickens calls for
private investors to fund the construction of wind turbines along the “wind
corridor” from the Canadian border to West Texas, a multi-billion dollar project
that started with Pickens’ company Mesa Power.
Wind power would be distributed through electric power transmission
lines to fuel power plants and free up the supply of natural gas currently used
to run them. The plan could take effect
within ten years if Congress and the next president approach the energy problem
as a national emergency.
Story suggested by Craig Reuter
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