T. Boone Pickens has a plan

America is in a hole and it’s getting deeper every day. We import 70% of our oil at a cost of $700 billion a year – four times the annual cost of the Iraq war.

I’ve been an oil man all my life, but this is one emergency we can’t drill our way out of. But if we create a new renewable energy network, we can break our addiction to foreign oil.

PickensPlan has information, videos, and more. Interesting, isn’t it, that this hard right Texas oil man has been investing heavily in wind and solar. He’s no treehugger, he wants to make money from it. I don’t care how the switch to renewables comes about, just as long as it does. But we don’t need to just break our addiction to foreign oil, we need to break it for all oil, the sooner the better


  1. Joseph Romm calls the plan half brilliant and and half dumb, citing the visionary leadership on winding power but expressing serious doubts about the natural gas element.

    Read Romm for full details, but the crux of the matter is that burning gas in a power plant is a lot more efficient than burning it in an internal combustion engine. Natural gas, meanwhile, is so-so on the cleanliness front. Put those two things together and an electric car getting its juice from a natural gas power plant is much cleaner than a car burning natural gas. And since our current infrastructure is already geared to using gas in power plants there’s no really good reason to switch things up.

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