I have used wind, solar and vegetable oil powered diesel generators. For all of them, you have to have a lot of storage for the times you have no wind, low sunlight or you have the generator off. I like the plan, but how is this storage reality going to be dealt with? We need Nuke power to make electricity and free up the natural gas to power cars. The French have very good designs (improved versions of our original designs) that can be cooke-cuttered and up in about 5 years, if we could stop the eco nut jobs (I distinguish them from true eco people) from tying them up with lawsuits. If you think Nuke power plants are dangerous, you have been getting about 20% of your electrical energy from them for the past 40 years and no one has died yet. These are not the "explodomatic" models that the Russians used. As to the "Nuclear Waste", Japan and France reprocess it (again, using improvements on our old designs) and then they use what's left to produce more electricity. When all of the "good stuff" is reprocessed out of the "spent" fuel rods, what's left is very small and has a relatively short half-life. Left-overs from producing electric energy for a family of four for twenty years will approximately fit in a shoebox. Want an education? Get on the Internet on Saturday and Sunday nights starting at 10 p.m. and listen live to radio station KGO (www.kgoam810.com
). You will hear a real expert, Dr. Bill Wattenberg, who, by the way, has been saying for many years we should use natural gas to power cars. Don't think I am down on Mr. Pickens plan, I'm not. In fact, he is the only one, other than Dr. Wattenberg, that has had the guts to take this issue head-on!