Monday, July 28, 2008

T. Boone Pickens Energy Plan

Have you seen T. Boone Pickens TV ads about reducing our dependence on foreign oil? I checked out the Pickens Plan site and it really got me jazzed.

The item that really stood out for me:

As imports grow and world prices rise, the amount of money we send to foreign nations every year is soaring. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone — that's four times the annual cost of the Iraq war.

Projected over the next 10 years the cost will be $10 trillion — it will be the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind.
The American plains states are the "Saudi Arabia" of wind power!


reunionpi said...

Since we could not find a vehicle registered for T. Boone Pickens, the oil man on television, see what vehicle his wife drives

Y | O | Y said...


I'll save you the effort. I followed the link above and the registration shows a Range Rover.

I've heard that Pickens has a Honda Civic GX (natural gas).

I don't think the fact that they have a gas guzzler makes any difference about the ideas his plan puts forth.

In fact, I question the motives of the commenter above who apparently trolls the Internet searching for "pickens" and probably copy and pastes the same message everywhere.

Honestly, who would be against a company using non-gov't funds to generate wind power?

Anonymous said...

I'll bet T-Boone Pickens and his wife's Landrover are doing more to ween this country off foreign oil than the first commenter.