If you haven't seen the commercials yet on TV or heard them on radio, Pickens wants to reduce our dependency on foreign oil by putting up windmills in the midwest. After doing some research, putting up windmills in the midwest definitely gives us a viable source of alternate energy and I support the idea because rural America can earn some passive income while leasing their land to put up windmills while we get electricity from sources other than coal and nuclear energy.
Here's the problem with the plan: windmills don't reduce our dependency on foreign oil.
His plan, however, does discuss shifting our dependency from oil for cars to natural gas and biofuels. The problem is that we're still far off from getting this done. I support the idea, but hope that it doesn't include government subsidies to entice companies to come up with the technology to make it happen. The last thing we need is more pork barreling.
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