I feel the need for alternative power in certain areas---however---I don't think anyone could produce a fuel more efficient than "gasoline or anything that ferments will combust"---I do agree the manipulation of the product does need to be modified----Electric cars are an oxymoron----hydrogen cannot be "handled" by the average motorist----natural gas would be more of a disaster by the public---not to mention the maintainence for these type vehicles which would be unaffordable for most. The "wind" farm theroy--makes a little sense--however how would these fans hold up in 100mph winds---and the "bird watchers". I feel harnessing the rivers with dams---and nuclear is the answer--The concept of the public is that with nuclear energy---they belive your household recepticals will emit radiation and fail to understand that the heat "boils the water---that spins the turbines---SO MUCH MISINFORMATION----if any one could explain this----well---I'M for damming the Yellow river in my area-----
Below is a response to the recent comments I received from you:
Dear Mr. Bryson:
Thank you for contacting me regarding the energy campaign of T. Boone Pickens. I appreciate hearing from you and would like to respond to your concerns.
Today, our nation is 66 percent dependent on foreign sources of energy. It is critical for our national security that we adopt an energy policy that promotes conservation and efficiency, increases domestic production, and diversifies the nationâ€™s energy supply. Mr. Pickens has suggested that we generate 20% of our electricity from wind within ten years and that we replace petroleum with natural gas to fuel our vehicles to decrease our demand for foreign oil.
I agree with Mr. Pickens that the $700 billion a year our nation spends on foreign oil is unacceptable, but an "all of the above" approach is our best option for solving this energy crisis. I have consistently supported an environmentally responsible approach for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). I have also promoted coal-to-liquids technology, the development of cellulosic ethanol and other non-food-based renewable fuels, tax incentives for renewable energies, the expansion of nuclear power, and the extraction of vast oil shale deposits in America's West. To reduce demand, I have supported increases in fuel efficiency standards and investment in mass transit. Congress must encourage the utilization of all of our domestic energy resources and the development of new technologies.
Mr. Pickens has many good ideas, and I believe Congress needs to take up legislation to promote greater energy independence. Please be assured that I will keep your views in mind as we continue developing a competitive national energy policy. I am committed to working with my colleagues in the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and the full Senate to promote renewable energy.
Again, thank you for taking the time to share your views with me. If you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me. In addition, for more information about issues and activities important to Florida, please sign up for my weekly newsletter at http://martinez.senate.gov.
Thank you for the heads up. I went to each website of my 2 Senators and Congressmen and sent an email. It went as follows:
Please support the Pickens Plan. Don't wait for gas prices to go up. There is no reason why all government vehicles and over-the-road trucks can't be Natural Gas.
Making these vehicles will 1. create jobs, 2. help the auto industry come back to life, 3. free up oil for the rest of the cars, 4. be more efficient.
Creating the infrustucture to pull this off will also create jobs.. in manufacturing the parts, in installing the Natural Gas Stations.
We need ALL the Pickens Plan, not just some of it.