Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pickens Plan goes live today

T. Boone Pickens opened a website today: You might not have heard of it yet, but you're going to hear about soon, and you're going to hear about it a lot, during the next 4 months.

T. Boone Pickens made a fortune in the Texas oil industry. He made another fortune as a corporate raider. He's garnered a lot of publicity for his efforts in shareholder-rights, philanthropy, and as a big-time contributor for conservative politicians. I read recently about his efforts to buy massive amounts of underground water rights in northwest Texas, as he believes water will be the next oil in Texas.

Well, this one's going to trump them all. He's proposing a massive shift to harness the power of the wind, on a national scale, and he wants it to be the cornerstone of this year's presidential election. Wind energy isn't new, obviously, but it's never been done on a scale this large.

Anyone who's read my blog for awhile knows I'm a big proponent of alternative energy – it actually drives me crazy that we have so much sun, and heat, that isn't being harnessed for energy here in Arizona.. But that's another topic for another day!

Give the video below a look – it's an eye-opening 4 minutes.


Your thinking T. Boone Pickens is on to something big Realtor,

Chris Butterworth

[tags] wind energy, green living, t. boone pickens [/tags]