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Thursday, August 21, 2008

T. Boone Pickens Brings His Plan To Lincoln

And I had to miss it! Bummer, bummer, bummer. Sounds like it was a capacity crowd of eclectic and concerned Nebraska citizenry. As it should be. I admire the folksy rich old coot more than I can express for sounding the alarm and putting his money ( $58 MIL of it in this consciousness-raising ad campaign alone). Pickens' comments tell of savvy, yet common-sense solutions. We have not only a chance to save America from peak oil burnout, but to also be pioneers in energy development, freeing us from energy dependency on foreigners who are not necessarily our friends, how valuable. And making our energy local via wind/solar and new souces: priceless.

From the Lincoln Journal-Star. Be sure and click on over and read the whole article.

" A standing-room-only crowd at the Lancaster Event Center heard Oklahoma oilman turned new-age energy advocate T. Boone Pickens’ plea Wednesday for a public commitment to independence from foreign oil.Pumped up and prepped with country music, the electricity of 1,200 people flowed through the center like Pickens wants it to flow from windmills on the Plains, something like those Lincoln Electric System runs within sight of the event center.Pickens was in Lincoln on his $58 million, nationwide campaign to use wind energy production to replace natural gas use for electric generation, so the gas can be diverted to powering motor vehicles."

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