The main points of the plan are as follows...
- Create millions of new jobs by building out the capacity to generate up to 22 percent of our electricity from wind. And adding to that with additional solar generation capacity.
- Building a 21st century backbone electrical transmission grid.
- Providing incentives for homeowners and the owners of commercial buildings to upgrade their insulation and other energy saving options.
- Using America's natural gas to replace imported oil as a transportation fuel in addition to its other uses in power generation, chemicals, etc.
http://www.pickensplan.com/theplan Here's the link to the plan for more info.
It seems pretty reasonable. Our natural gas potential is huge, and I personally believe it could replace our dependency on foreign oil.
The only problem I see with it is that the current method of getting most of our natural gas, the hydrofracking technique, is extremely unsafe, both to the environment and to the people living in the areas in which the fracking is being done. Watch the documentary "Gaslands", a fantastic film, for more on that.
So what are yalls thoughts? Good idea, bad idea, realistic, unrealistic?