T. Boone Pickens Announces Alternative Energy Plan

Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens has announced his plan to reduce America's dependency on foreign oil, emphasizing the extensive transfer of wealth out of the country it has caused. His plan relies on natural gas vehicles and increasing wind power.

In the past week, Pickens has talked with the Democratic and Republican leadership on Capitol Hill to gather support for his two main proposals: a $1.2 trillion plan to generate much of the nation's electricity through a chain of windmills and a federal mandate to shift Americans away from gasoline-fueled cars and into vehicles fueled by natural gas."

"The nation imports $700 billion in foreign oil per year, which Pickens describes as the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world. He said he fears that if the United States remains so dependent on foreign oil, it will be at the mercy of the oil-rich nations of the Middle East and other foreign powers.

'This is an emergency,' he said yesterday. 'This is like a war. The national economy is at risk here.'"

Full Story: Pickens pitches plans to shift U.S. away from oil

Comments

Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

New! 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs just released.
Starting at $24.95

Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $209
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95
City Plate table setting

New Arrival! City Plates

City downtown cores printed on gorgeous decorative collectible porcelain plates.
$50.00