Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Pickens' Plan Promotes Power Possibilities

T. Boone Pickens, a major booster at Oklahoma State University and a man built from oil revenues, announced his plan for lowering dependence on foreign oil. He wishes to start building wind farms in westerm Texas and continuing development north to the Dakotas. A corresponding system of solar farms could be built from western Texas to southern California.

For now, the plan consists of only wind farms, but at least one oil analyst has agreed with Pickens' assessment that such a system could reduce the dependence on foreign oil by one-third. He will supposedly work with the next president in the hopes to get the plan implemented, and said with a willing Congress the plan could be implemented within 10 years.