Big Money Flocks to Renewable Energy
CNN.com reports today that billionaire oilman T. Boone Pickens is backing renewable energy sources such as wind power. Pickens said that "[o]ur dependence on imported oil is killing our economy. It is the single biggest problem facing America today." Pickens went on to state: "Wind power is . . . clean, it's renewable. It's everything you want. And it's a stable supply of energy. . . . It's unbelievable that we have not done more with wind."
According to the CNN report, "Pickens' company, Mesa Power, recently announced a $2 billion investment as the first step in a multibillion-dollar plan to build the world's largest wind farm in Pampa, Texas." The Pickens Plan also calls for increased use of natural gas to replace oil as an energy source.
I have been saying for some time that there's green in green, that there are vast fortunes to be made by those who invest in the renewable energy sources of the future, whether they be wind power, solar power, or a combination of several sources. And when T. Boone Pickens, an oil billionaire from Texas and one of the world's richest, best known, savviest investors, bets billions of dollars of his own money on a renewable energy future, then I know that the future just got a bit brighter.