Greens reject Pickens Plan

March 7, 2009

Massachusetts’ Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs pretty much ruled out the alternative energy plans of T. Boone Pickens in a March 7 a New York Times op-ed.

Ian Bowles recommended that,

… lawmakers should resist calls to add an extensive and costly new transmission system that would carry electricity from remote areas like Texas, the Great Plains and Eastern Canada to places with high energy demands like Boston, Chicago and New York…

Unlike our federal highway system, which is needed to transport goods across the country, or the “information superhighway” of the Internet, which is the fastest way to carry information around the world, long-distance transmission lines have no inherent value. On the contrary, the farther electricity is transported, the more of it is dissipated. “Line loss,” as this is called, gobbles up an estimated 2 percent to 3 percent of electricity nationally.

Long distance transmissions lines of course are what T. Boone Pickens is counting on to transmit electricity from his planned “world’s largest windfarm” in the Texas panhandle to the rest of us.

Perhaps Pickens — who apparently has abandoned every conservative principle he ever had in order to sell his wind farm nonsense — will now team up with Ted Kennedy, who has also been “wronged” by the Massachusetts bureaucrat.

Bowles, after all, supports the Kennedy-hated Cape Cod wind farm that would be within sight of the family’s Hyannis Port compound.

You can read about the green strategy to cause energy chaos in America in Steve Milloy’s new book, Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them.”

3 Responses to “Greens reject Pickens Plan”

  1. dublds Says:

    So for the record. Green democrats cannot tolerate 2-3% line loss in the energy grid.

    However, stuff an already bloated stimulus/spending bill with 2-3% of its total value in pork and earmarks and its really no big deal.

    I’m glad someone took the time to explain this utterly nonsensical and contradictory political waffling that green Democrats attempt to pass of to you as rational dialogue.

    Not that they’re wrong not trusting a crook like T Boone Pickens. But the only reason he gets any lip service at all is because Nancy Pelosi has tens of millions of dollars invested in his schemes. And clearly has tried to use her influence to make the investment profitable for her.

    Class all around with the Democrats. I just wonder when they’ll find time, amidst all this other self enrichment, to make things better for the common man like they promised.


  2. […] Pickens Plan Rejected Massachusetts’ Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs pretty much ruled out the alternative energy plans of T. Boone Pickens in a March 7 a New York Times op-ed. […]

  3. westhoustongeo Says:

    Please Listen,

    T. Boone Pickens is a well known slick-talking opportunist around these parts. You buy his “stock” at your own risk, if you know what I mean.

    He may well make a fortune by this latest venture, but it’s not, by a long shot, the first such scheme that he’s come up with. And they haven’t all come out smelling good.


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