Wednesday, July 23, 2008

T. Boone Pickens Is A Rock Star

The apotheosis of T. Boone Pickens continues with a puff piece in the Los Angeles Times today.

Pickens, the lifelong Republican oil tycoon who is championing what he calls the "Pickens Plan" to promote alternative energy and reduce dependence on foreign oil, testified before Congress yesterday.

His plan is a mix of energy conservation and alternative energy generation. He doesn't oppose offshore oil drilling but dismisses it as an inadequate solution.

He seems to be in love with wind power, despite its many challenges. Cynics would argue that his interest might be driven by investments in wind power made by the hedge fund he controls-- investments that would pay out handsomely should the Pickens Plan be implemented.

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