Pickens Plan no longer features wind energy

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    Pickens Plan no longer features wind energy - Business - Going Green - msnbc.com
    By Jennifer Alsever
    msnbc.com contributor msnbc.com contributor


    Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens' TV commercials blasted the airwaves in 2008 with 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.

    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.



    No money in wind? Was it all hyped to begin with? Or was there to many road blocks put in front?

    Many liberals hate windmills b/c they kill birds and cause them to alter migration patterns.

    And drilling for natural gas? Krist they hate that here in PA already.

    ohwell.

    Nuclear powered cars anyone?
     
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    Pickens is a fraud trying to scam the tax payer for his own personal enrichment.
     
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    uhmm

    He's already filthy stinking rich. How was it a scam to try and lead the way to using wind?

    Someone is going to make tons of money by being first to make wind very usable.
     
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    His whole plan was to get the electrical rate payers to pay for the infrastructure to allow him exclusive access to public wind and water for the sake of his rapacious profiteering.

    He is a greasy, lying, scam artist.

    And we already tried nat gas vehicles 30 years ago and they went over like lead balloons. They are dangerous, underpowered and feature a giant tank that consumes a large % of the vehicle's cargo capacity. Plus there aren't many places to fill it up.

    In addition a surplus of nat gas could easily turn into a shortage if we converted our fleets to run on it.

    Pickens is only thinking about Pickens and his ideas are crap.
     
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    Natural gas market has been leery. Though ExxonMobil recently once again became the biggest Natural Gas company on the market again a few months ago.
     
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    Google. Google is financing an electrical transmission backbone for the east coast. The same infrastructure component Pickens tried to get the Texas rate payers to build for him free.

    Google will clean up, after investing $5 billion of their own dollars in a 10 year development project.

    Pickens is only "down" for wind when the public risks their money ($5 billion)so he can profit from a monopoly after the fact. He is scum.
     
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    Nothing that will provide any positive progress will come online until the chosen businesses are set to profit from it.
     
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    hahaha

    Go online while filling your tank!

    thanks for the insite. 60 minutes didn't report that very well, actually at all, during thier interview.
     
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    here are a whole bunch of links for the Picken's scam including one from the Ron Paul blog: Google
     

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