T. Boone Pickens, once one of the brightest examples of the shift from conventional fossil fuel energy to renewableenergy, has announced his Pickens Plan no longer involves wind energy, the energycollective blog reports.
Pickens made his fortune in the oil and gas industry. Yet, in 2008, he offered up the Pickens Plan as a roadmap for creating American energy independence by eliminating the country’s dependency on foreign oil. According to the plan, the two energy sources capable of this task were wind energy and natural gas.
In his plan, Pickens stated that America was home to the best wind corridor of any country in the world. In apromotional video, he explains, “For land size, compared to everybody else, we’re the best. We’re not using it. We have not used it.”