Hello Mr. Pickens (if you ever actually read this),
I read your plan on your website and I admire and applaud you for your career as an oil tycoon.
I am admittedly a strong conservatie, but regardless, my Engineering and Economics 101 Training makes me want to ask you the following question:
WHY IS IT NECESSARY, IN THIS FREE MARKET ECONOMY OF AMERICA, IF WIND AND NATURAL GAS ARE SO WONDERFUL....THEN WHY IS IT NECESSARY FOR YOU TO GET PEOPLE TO JOIN IN AND "BUY INTO" YOUR PLAN ??
Let me re-phrase my point another way.....when you got into OIL, did you have to get out there and convince people that it was a worthwhile thing for YOU to do ? I am sure not....you probably just got up off your butt and got-r-dun.
But can you see the irony in your marketing and creating this push to promote your "plan" for wind and natural gas ?
If it's so great, just do it, make money, and sell and market it to people.
But could you have pictured yourself years ago creating a web site to promote your entrepreneurship into OIL ?? I doubt it.
Lastly, I have read and researched, trying to find BOTH sides, of the question on just getting MORE oil...at least for now. And it appears very doable, if Congress would just get out of the way. I do not follow your conclusion that we are out of OIL on this planet, or within our own US of A boundaries. The Dakotas, Alaska, the Gulf....to name only a few that we already know about.
Wind, Natural Gas....and don't even bother me with the stupid idea of Ethanol.....but any of the potentially "practical" ideas are certainly much further out from actual implementation than the time it would take to find and deliver more oil.
And if Wind, Natural Gas are such great alternatives to oil, then the free market will get us there....all on its own.