National Wind Signs T. Boone Pickens' Energy Plan

National Wind, LLC is proud to announce that it has signed T. Boone Pickens’ Energy Independence pledge, joining others in support of his solution to our energy crisis. Pickens, founder and chairman of BP Capital Management, has proposed a solution that includes an extensive expansion of wind farm installations across the United States. The goal of the pledge is to encourage the next president and Congress to deliver a comprehensive energy plan during the first 100 days of the next administration.

Pickens’ plan calls for an end to America’s dependence on foreign oil. Each year the United States spends $700 billion on this non-renewable fossil fuel – four times the annual cost of the Iraq war! America is projected to spend $10 trillion on foreign oil over the next 10 years. The plan outlined by Mr. Pickens could help reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil by 30% within these ten years.

The Pickens Plan calls on private industry to fund the construction of thousands of wind turbines across the Great Plains, which is considered to have the greatest wind resources in the United States. Relishing in America’s technological capabilities, the plan calls for the expansion and modernization of the national electrical grid in order to transport renewable energy to homes and businesses across the country.

The plan also stipulates the implementation of more U.S.-based wind energy manufacturing facilities. The Department of Energy, after a thorough analysis of the continued advances and improvements to the wind industry, concludes that 20% of our nation’s energy can be generated by wind by 2030.