"AMERICANS spend $700 billion a year on foreign oil. According to one observer, this is an addiction, a crisis, and a trap. The country must pursue alternative energy sources as fiercely as it once shot for the moon. So far, so much liberal boilerplate. The critic in question, however, is a Republican oilman: T. Boone Pickens. As he puts it, in an Okie drawl: “I’ve been an oilman all my life. But this is one emergency we can’t drill our way out of.” He wants America to make a huge investment in wind-power infrastructure. During this election season, he will personally spend $58m to make the case.
Mr Pickens’s interest is not solely altruistic. His company, Mesa Power, has already invested $2 billion to build the world’s largest wind farm in Pampa, a small town in the Texas panhandle. He told a Senate committee in June that he is going to pay for the transmission lines that will carry Pampa’s power to the Dallas area because he cannot wait for the state to build the infrastructure. As he likes to point out, he is 80 years old and worth $4 billion. So profit is not the only issue, either."
Article from the Economist.com (http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11750614)
The Picken's Plan does not include the use of Wind/Wave Turbines utilizing the Gulf Stream's power generation capabilities. If we include Off Shore Power Generation (OSPG) technologies how much more can we trim from our dependence upon fossil fuels? American's in Novemeber look at the candidates that are not in the hip poocket of big oil. We have known since the 70's that oil was finite but we continue to ignore the inevitable, we are running out of our fossil fuel supplies.
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