Political Plans in the United States

Political Plans in the United States

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Chapters: Pickens Plan, a Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq, Energy Victory, New Manhattan Project for Energy Independence. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Pickens Plan is an energy policy proposal announced July 8, 2008 by American businessman T. Boone Pickens. Pickens wants to reduce American dependence on imported oil by investing approximately $US1 trillion in new wind turbine farms for power generation, which he believes would allow the natural gas currently used for power generation to be shifted to fuel CNG trucks and other heavy vehicles. Pickens thinks that his plan could reduce by $300 billion (43%) the amount the country spends annually on foreign oil. The main proposals of the plan are: Pickens thinks his plan that would provide 22% of electricity from wind power and the conversion for vehicles from gasoline to gas could be accomplished in less than 10 years with the right leadership. However, according to Chuck McGowin, senior project manager at the Electric Power Research Institute, a nonprofit organization funded by the electric power industry, the time table is too tight. Dave Hamilton, director for global warming and energy projects at the Sierra Club agrees qThat is extremely aggressive ... But it's in the right direction. It's a good thing we have an oilman saying we can't drill our way out of this problem.q Former U.S. vice president Al Gore, who has spent recent years informing people about global warming, warns that all electricity generation should be completely fossil-fuel free in the next 10 years. Wind power had been experiencing exponential growth in the United States for several years when Pickens announced his plan. Wind power in the large state of Texas grew very rapidly, 2400% from 1999 to 2007. In ano...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1839794Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishera#39;s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge.


Title:Political Plans in the United States
Author: Books, LLC
Publisher:Books LLC - 2010-09-15
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