I applaud T. Boone Pickens for embracing the future of wind power; however, I don't agree with his suggestion to convert cars to run on natural gas. It's replacing one non-renewable fossil fuel with yet another non-renewable fossil fuel. It's illogical.
We've already been reading in the news about rising natural gas prices
(we hear about it especially every winter). Natural gas may be cheaper now compared to gasoline but that would change drastically once the transportation infrastructure is converted to natural gas.
Natural gas prices will skyrocket, people will have difficulty affording to heat their homes and we'll burn through yet another non-renewable energy source in less than 100 years. Not only that, we'll be forced to import more fuel from the very same countries
we don't want to rely on (Saudi Arabia, the UAE, etc.), which puts us right back where we are now.
The solution isn't easy, I grant you that, but replacing one fossil fuel with yet another solves nothing. Find a way to power vehicles without using fossil fuels, and you'd be on to something.