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Wind Power Could Solve America's Energy Crisis
  • T. Boone Pickens launches plan to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil
  • Oilman calls for more use of wind power, switch to natural gas to power vehicles
  • Pickens' company has announced plan to build world's largest wind farm in Texas
  • Wind turbines could supply 20 percent or more of U.S. power needs

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Oil billionaire Pickens puts his Money on Wind Power
The legendary Texas oilman, corporate raider, shareholder-rights crusader, philanthropist and deep-pocketed moneyman for conservative politicians and causes, wants to drive the USA's political and economic agenda to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

"We're paying $700 billion a year for foreign oil. It's breaking us as a nation, and I want to elevate that question to the presidential debate, to make it the No. 1 issue" Pickens says.

The plan calls for cutting the USA's demand for foreign oil by more than a third in less than a decade. To promote it, he is bankrolling one of the biggest public policy ad campaign ever. Check out pickensplan.com.
The Plan to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil
If the United States takes advantage of the so-called "wind corridor," stretching from the Canadian border to West Texas, energy from wind turbines built there could supply 20 percent or more of the nation's power.

Power from thousands of wind turbines that would line the corridor could be distributed throughout the country via electric power transmission lines and could fuel power plants in large population hubs.

Fueling these plants with wind power would then free up the natural gas historically used to power them, and would mean that natural gas could replace foreign oil as fuel for motor vehicles.

Using natural gas for transportation needs could replace one-third of the United States' imported oil and would save more than $230 billion a year.
As imports grow and world prices rise, the amount of money we send to foreign nations every year is soaring. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone.

Projected over the next 10 years the cost will be $10 trillion. America uses a lot of oil, every day 85 million barrels of oil are produced around the world and 21 million of those are used here in the United States. That's 25% of the world's oil demand used by just 4% of the world's population.

World oil production peaked in 2005. Despite growing demand and an unprecedented increase in prices, oil production has fallen over the last three years. Oil is getting more expensive to produce, harder to find and there just isn't enough of it to keep up with demand. The simple truth is that cheap and easy oil is gone.

A 2005 Stanford University study found that there is enough wind power worldwide to satisfy global demand 7 times over, even if only 20% of wind power could be captured.

Building wind facilities in the corridor that stretches from the Texas panhandle to North Dakota could produce 20% of the electricity for the United States at a cost of $1 trillion. It would take another $200 billion to build the capacity to transmit that energy to cities and towns. It's a one-time cost and compared to the $700 billion we spend on foreign oil every year, it's a bargain.

Building new wind generation facilities and better utilizing our natural gas resources can replace more than one-third of our foreign oil imports in 10 years.
Texas Coast Benefits
The benefits for the Texas economy and real estate values on the coast are enormous - and the entire country will benefit from lower gas prices.

When you combine the massive capital investments from this wind plan, with our already in-progress Texas crude oil refinery capacity investments of over 20 billion dollars, our new nuclear plants, and the projected benefits of our recently approved NAFTA super highway - you can see that the lone star state has a bright future indeed.

Texas already leads the nation in population growth, economic performance, exports, real estate values and lifestyle. It's no wonder that boomers and birds are flocking to the Texas coast. Read article about Texas' advantages and the predicted Texas real estate boom.

The Texas coast resort market is transforming into the nations leading destination for vacation homes and rentals, with a diversity of location lifestyles, new projects from mega high-rises to new urbanism communities and affordable hurricane resistant modular homes.

One thing for sure, now is the best time to invest in real estate on the Texas coast. We have both bargains and new development opportunities that you'll find no-where else in the world.

Explore our site to find out more - or contact us - and we'll prove to you just how special our market is right now - and where the best opportunities are - and how you can take advantage of them.
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