Holy out with the oil, in with the wind, Batman!
T. Boone Pickens, the 80-year old Texas billionaire oil man, has BIG plans for wind energy. Crazy, huh? Not really, it doesn’t take a brainiac to figure this one out (which may be why President Bush hasn’t). So, if you watch news and pay attention, chances are decent you’ve heard about Boone’s plan to build a whole pile of windmills from Texas to North Dakota. He claims it could produce 20% of the nation’s electrical power within 10 years. If that happened, the natural gas currently used to produce 22% of the nation’s electrical power could be freed up for use in natural gas powered vehicles. Translation: less dependence on foreign oil, cheaper gas, greater national security. If this isn’t good news for the SHTF samurai, I don’t know what is!
Such a grand plan, even by a Texas billionaire, would require government action, however. This is why the plan is well timed – a new President takes office in January. Boone is trying to create a critical mass to push this issue forward. He’s begun airing television commercials, though I’ve only seen it online (don’t watch much boob tube), and he’s planing to air the ads during prime time presidential election time (must be nice to have money). But hey, he’s looking for people to hop on board the plan. He calls them supporters, I call them . . . Wind Warriors! <sigh> The campaign for this plan would have such a cooler delivery if I was in charge of media relations. “Wind Warriors – MOBILIZE!” lol – I digress.
Seriously, though. It’s a killer plan, you totally gotta scope the action: www.pickensplan.com.
Check the television commercial he’s airing:
Watch him describe the plan in greater detail. Seriously, you should . . . watch it. This guy became a billionaire on energy. He knows his shit.
Go to his site, pickensplan.com, and sign up to be a Wind Warrior, lobby your elected officials, get engaged, get enraged.
– Ranger Man
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