Wednesday, August 13, 2008

An Alternative Energy Plan Everyone Can Rally 'Round?

Billionaire oil man and Oklahoma native son, T. Boone Pickens, was in town today, giving a townhall meeting to the residents of McAlester on his novel, innovative and plausible solution to America's energy woes.

In this, his only stop in the state, Mr. Pickens showed the audience his plan to reduce imports of foreign oil into the U.S. by 30% in 10 years' time, and saving Americans 300 billion dollars.

I might add, that by reducing our demand of foreign oil, while finally doing some petroleum exploration within our country, the price of a gallon of gasoline, or home heating oil, will drop significantly.
Not to mention, hitting the Saudis, the Iranians, and Hugo Chavez in the wallet, as well.

His plan, on paper, looks very good: replacing 22% of the oil and natural gas presently used to generate electricity in the U.S. with wind-generated power, and using that natural gas instead, to power our vehicles.

Adding valuable, natural resources which America has in abundance already, untapped, to supliment our oil demand, and reduce our dependency on countries which really don't like us.
Residents of the midwest plains will already know, that the wind around here is constantly blowing (because Texas sucks and Kansas blows, football fans in Norman and Stillwater will atest), why not make use of it, and solar power in the desert southwest, to re-arrange our energy consumption table?

Does this plan sound plausible to you? Does to me; anyone who has ever been in Pampa, Texas knows that windfarm, and how desolate Pampa otherwise is; I wonder about the windmills' stability and safety during some those powerful, west Texas twisters, though.

( lovingly lifted from )
Video of Mr. Pickens' McAlester town meeting is here, where Pickens comments about the serious lack of leadership in Washington, D.C.
A photo of the 1,150 people in attendance in McAlester this morning,
is here.

1 comment:

Jungle Mom said...

It beats Obama's tire gage paln!