t. boone pickens
It is no secret that a huge hurdle impeding the growth of clean, renewable energy is building a smart power grid and, perhaps more importantly, new transmission lines. In particular, the proliferation of wind power in the United States this decade is at a tipping point. A major problem that needs to be addressed is transferring the energy from wind farms to the high density cities.
For a number of years, notes ecologist and UC Santa Barbara Professor Emeritus Daniel B.
Ted Turner, perhaps looking to prove he can do it better than Texas oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, is taking his piece of the renewable energy pie.
T. Boone Pickens: sounds like a name for a cartoon character from Looney Tunes. But the man has made a fortune for himself in the world of energy, and at one time appeared to be looking to the renewable sector as well.
T. Boone Pickens and Ted Turner recently authored an opinion piece on the future of energy in the Wall Street Journal. Among many opinions offered, the pair suggests a "Cash for Clunkers" program to replace the oldest and most polluting of power plants in the US.