Posts Tagged ‘pickens’
We’ve all seen the ads by now. If you have watched either the Democratic or Republican Conventions, you see Mr. Pickens ad several times. But the push for CNG is not the most optimal way to achieve energy independence. In fact, there are more efficient ways to rebuild or rearchitect a green energy policy. Solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy and three ways you could green our country, lower green house gases and do it much faster than T. Boone Pickens suggests with his push for CNG. After all, if we plan to – as Pickens suggests with his plan – to build out a new CNG supply line for consumer vehicles – why not build electrical charging stations across the country? Why not build electric or electric hybrid plugins instead of CNG powered vehicles? At least with electric vehicles, a majority of commuters who drive 40 miles a day, could plug in at home drive back and forth to work, and plug in again to end the work day.
In the short term, sure, there’d be some inconveniences with an electric car (limited range of charge, lack of areas to plug in, etc.). But at least with an electric car, you could plug in today, right now!!
This should be the bridge that Pickens refers to – instead of CNG.
But don’t take my word for it – research it for yourself like I did. Check out these web sites for more details:
And do a google search using:
+”electric car” +affordable
and you will find plenty of reading to keep you busy.