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Pardes Yehuda: "The United States is the Saudi Arabia of Wind Power"

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"The United States is the Saudi Arabia of Wind Power"

I have been convinced there is a solution to our energy crisis and his name is T. Boone Pickens. If you're thinking to yourself, "now that name just screams oilman!" you're right! T. Boone Pickens is the CEO of Mesa Power, the largest producer of domestic oil and gas, and a Texas billionaire with questionable business ethics. But anyone can change...

That being said, he has seen the light, so to speak, and has decided to invest $2 billion in wind power. He also has a really nifty website and a facebook group.

His plan is a two-tier system involving wind power and natural gas. According to his website, the California Energy commission says that natural gas vehicles (NGV) are 23% cleaner than diesel and 30% cleaner than gasoline, yet out of 7 million NGVs worldwide, just 150,000 of those are in the US. Now, when you take into consideration that many urban centers use natural gas for their buses, that's not too many NGVs on our roads. Plus, the United States has a rich and somewhat renewable supply of natural gas, twice that of petroleum already in our reserves.

I am adding to the Pickens Plan (which seems like a great plan). I am starting my own facebook group. I plan to send Mr. Pickens a little note on facebook telling him to invest more of his money in renewable power so his plan can actually happen. Join me.

But also, we must realize the importance of the change that T. Boone Pickens represents. Thank you, T. Boone Pickens, for trying to make change in our nation's energy consumption.

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