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T. Boone Pickens Abandons U.S. wind power

 
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T. Boone Pickens Abandons U.S. wind power
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In 2008, billionaire T. Boone Pickens unveiled his ‘Pickens Plan’ on national TV, which calls for America to end its dependence on foreign oil by increasing use of wind power and natural gas. Over the next two years, he spent $80 million on TV commercials and $2 billion on General Electric wind turbines.


Unfortunately market forces were not favorable to Mr. Pickens, and in December 2010 he announced that he is getting out of the wind power business. What does he plan to do with his $2 billion worth of idle wind turbines? He is trying to sell them to Canada, because of Canadian law that mandates consumers to buy more renewable electricity regardless of cost.

On his website he says this about 2011-

We’re not going away. If I’ve learned anything during the many years of my business career it is this: No one has ever accomplished his or her goal by quitting or failing to meet and overcome a challenge. You reach your goal by hitching up your pants and wading back into the fight.

That’s what I’m going to do in 2011. And I know you’ll be with me.

Likely the market forces will have a say.

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Re: T. Boone Pickens Abandons U.S. wind power
apparently his real goal was water supplies
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The enviro-nuts fought him every step of the way. The flyway for bird migration goes through the King Ranch where he was planning to put most of the windmills. I'm personally of the opinion that any bird too stupid to fly around a wind turbine probably ought to become extinct. It's NOT like the California canyons where the birds could ONLY go through certain areas because of the hills and wind drafts.
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Re: T. Boone Pickens Abandons U.S. wind power
apparently his real goal was water supplies
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1205601


Yes and also check out how he promised money to Oklahoma State University only to leave them holding an empty bag.....class act.
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Pickens has lost the magic touch over the last several years. He should have retired on top
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T. Boone Pickens can pick my T bone steaks ass!
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12/25/2010 11:19 PM
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T. Boone Pickens can pick my T bone steaks ass!
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Re: T. Boone Pickens Abandons U.S. wind power
The enviro-nuts fought him every step of the way. The flyway for bird migration goes through the King Ranch where he was planning to put most of the windmills. I'm personally of the opinion that any bird too stupid to fly around a wind turbine probably ought to become extinct. It's NOT like the California canyons where the birds could ONLY go through certain areas because of the hills and wind drafts.
 Quoting: weegie


That's totally true, birds get chopped to pieces by these things.

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Likely the market forces will have a say.

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5a pigchef
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12/25/2010 11:23 PM
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The probably threatened to take care of him like they did Simmons

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12/25/2010 11:32 PM
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Did the Cap and Trade failure have anything to do with T Bone's decision?
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He can suck a bone to a T.
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+1000
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+1000
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+1000

Jesse Ventura just did a show about it.

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 957644

I have been totally suspicious of his big 'green' interest since he started this scam. He was definitely part of the plan to cripple the alternative energy business, and he played his part to a tee.

Scumbag, can't wait till he gets the karmic bitch slap.

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