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What is your opinion of the Boone Pickens energy plan? (see video)

Video at: http://www.pickensplan.com/
Britestar:

The key to Boone Pickens energy plan is he doesn't care where the energy comes from as long as it stops our dependence on foreign oil. That is basically the way I see it. The only difference is I don't want the government giving the oil companies more. I would like to see another pipeline for the natural gas that is pumped back into the ground in Alaska, I would like to see that area drilled to produce natural gas and I would like to make Anwar part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. It is only common sense to develop land resources of natural gas before the continental shelf.

On the electric side, I would like wind power at 3 cents per KWh to have priority over nuclear at around 7 cents per KWh. Build as many as you can and spread them out rather than in groups that a tornado could destroy. I would like our nuclear plants to increase production by 10% and use hydrogen storage. This hydrogen will react with carbon monoxide from power plants to produce methanol. Methanol is about 113 octane and makes an excellent fuel mixer with gasoline and diethyl ether. The ether can easily be made from ethanol and is an anti-knock agent. Get rid of sugar and ethanol tariffs and expand ethanol production.

Put everything on the table that isn't a government give away to corporations. It is time to start taking a few things back and making a new energy industry that serves the interests of the American people and not corporate American. Corporate America will profit enough by earning there way into energy production that replaces that $700 billion per year. It will just be different corporations and no hand outs.

I also believe the Yucca Mountain project should be stepped up so those many reactors that are just costing the utility companies money to maintain are cleaned up and restarted. It is much cheaper and faster than building new nuclear plants.

Boone Pickens is reasonable and wants our economy to profit by pro

Globally Interested:

Thank yo for your input. Much to consider. let's keep moving away from oil.

Britestar:

Definitely.

NDWind:

Dubya - This is one time that I agree with you 100% ... I could not have said it better.

Mac....Of Moot and Mac:

Ditto agreed.....but weren't we only importing 1.5% of our oil from overseas prior to Bush taking office?....Some now say 70%......Damn that Bush!

Swifty:

Bring it home!
Yes, that's what we need to do, in every form, just as long as it is a domestic solution.
Any scare to them that we are going domestic will drop oil prices but don't stop there just because they do.
Have to follow through.)
My opinion of course.........................

NDWind:

"My opinion of course........................."

And you opinion is hugely of merit! :-)

Swifty:

good morning ndwind,
thank you.)

Sequoia:

This is a very viable option to start changing our energy infrastructure to a more sustainable platform. T P is on to something, though I do not think this is viable on a large scale, imagine 25% of the country's energy came from these wind farms, this would make us too vulnerable to a terrorist attack. If this gets past the beaurocracy it will be interesting to see how it pans out.

NDWind:

" ... this would make us too vulnerable to a terrorist attack."

Hi Lisa - Yes ... the windmill grids would be vulerable ... but ... what form of energy source would not be? ... we must not yield to intimidation ... redundancy is the key ... for national security, we must have backup sources, even if less efficient ... we use the most efficient until a less efficient energy source must be utilized for backup.

Globally Interested:

Lisa, thank you for your response. If 25% of our electricity were supplied by wind generators there would have to be very many machines spread over much territory. Most likely a terrorist attack could not take out very many. The greatest susceptibility of of our electric supply is the grid. The grid from win would be in no more danger than our present grid.

All factors considered, it seems that wind energy would be much more secure than depending upon fossil fuels.

Swifty:

Good point Lisa,
The more domesticated we become in our energy supplies, the more national security we will need, domestically.
Like NDwind stated............We must not must not yield to intimidation.............for national security we must have backup sources..............
Not only is it very important to have the upmost national security measures in place but diversity is key. We must not only depend on harnessing the wind but diversify the recourses that we have here domestically and protect them immensely. Diversity will in itself be a safeguard.
The other problem as I see it and as has been mentioned before by Dick, is that how are we going to acquire all of this land to put up all these windmills? Will that land be bought from landholders for fair market price or will the government obtain it by emanate domain? These are two very different ways of one tycoon to obtain land for his own personal gain. Sure he is going to resell it to all for future needs but at what cost to others. You have to watch out for these types, they will sell you on an idea all day long but never tell you what is involved and how many others will be hurt in order for him to obtain his goal, weather the concept be a good one or not. Like Pickens said, this is only the short term goal, the ultimate goal is to drill domestically and the windmill is only a temporary way of bridging the gap. I say why spend all the time and money now to harness the wind when it will take just as long and cost just as much to go ahead and start the inevitable domestic drilling? How much sooner will this windmill method really end up in our daily use than if we just started domestic drilling? My guess is that no sooner or not much anyway and since we already have in place the methods and industry for domestic oil drilling, why not just start there domestically and not waste our time and money on too much of the windmill idea? I don't find it to be feasible in comparison

Globally Interested:

No

Swifty:

LOL!
Top contributor?
What a joke this site handlers are.)
Did I not just ask the very same thing.
Point made!

Sequoia:

I vote for Lorelei!

Swifty:

Thank you Born Fool for noticing.
You are so kind.)

Swifty:

Hello Lisa,
Thank you for the support.)

Lauralee:

I saw the video and I like it , change is good and this change could be great.

Globally Interested:

Thanks for you response.

Swifty:

Check my exact q for comments........................................if you like.)

Swifty:

and................if you do, please keep in mind that dunrunnin is not to blame here.
They just got caught in the middle.)

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