Wind energy's one-time champion, T. Boone Pickens, who was going to "save America" with his plan for a new energy future and reduction of the demand for foreign oil, has given up on wind power.
The "Pickens Plan" was going to be based on the increased use of natural gas in combination with extensive wind farms for electrical generation. But now, the wind leg of the plan has been taken out, and Pickens is concentrating solely on advocating for increased use of natural gas. Pickens had already scaled back the wind side of his plan, but this is the final blow (if you'll excuse the pun).
Pickens had ordered hundreds of wind turbines for his failed plan for a huge wind farm in Texas which was unable to gain regulatory approval for the necessary transmission lines. Those turbines are now likely to end up going to wind farms in Canada, where the business climate for wind is better.
written by Reggie J, December 29, 2010
written by Mr P90x, February 11, 2011
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