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Pickens Leans into the Wind

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“You need a giant plan for America. Not the pissant 83 megawatt [windfarm] deals being stamped all over the country. There needs to be a huge plan from someone with leadership. It’s going to take years to do, but it has to start now.”

Al Gore? Nope. Too plain-spoken. This quote comes from oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens, an erstwhile Bush supporter who is bankrolling a Texas windfarm that will be five times bigger than the current world-record holder.

Is Pickens a sudden convert to what the denier community calls global warming “dogma”? Not hardly.

“Don’t get the idea that I’ve turned green,” Pickens recently told the Guardian in the Dallas offices of his new venture Mesa Power. “My business is making money, and I think this is going to make a lot of money.”

Gotta like capitalists with vision.

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