Pickens Plan no longer features wind energy

Posted by starstuff on 2010/12/15 14:30:33
"...his big idea to get America off foreign oil imports: natural gas and wind energy. "Two years later, let’s just make that natural gas...."

By Jennifer Alsever
msnbc.com contributor
updated 12/14/2010 7:50:54 AM ET

"Since the billionaire’s plans for the world’s largest wind farm fell apart in the Texas Panhandle, Pickens has edited his much-hyped “Pickens Plan” to focus primarily on his other big business interest: natural gas.

"Touting 1.7 million Pickens Plan supporters, he’s now pushing Congress to pass legislation that would offer incentives to convert 18-wheelers and fleet vehicles to run on compressed natural gas, or CNG, rather than diesel. He said if just 8 million of those trucks switch to the domestic-produced fuel, it could cut in half the amount of foreign oil imported by the United States. " - more

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