In a visit to the Tribune editorial board last week, Pickens used an easel and a green marker to draw a picture of a country in crisis—and in denial. Net oil imports needed to meet daily demand have nearly doubled in the past 35 years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, to nearly 60 percent from 35 percent. That's $700 billion a year draining out of the country.
"This is very close to war for this country," said Pickens.
He proposes replacing the 22 percent of electricity the nation gets from natural gas with wind energy. That would free up that natural gas to become an alternative fuel for cars. He says cars running on natural gas could cover 38 percent of U.S. transportation needs.
Pickens is on to something here.
Monday, July 14, 2008
More on T. Boone
The Chicago Tribune has more on T. Boone's plan. It's one of the better article's I've read. Find it here: