The Pickens Plan proposes measures to utilize U.S. wind and natural gas to build a bridge to the future -- a blueprint to reduce foreign oil dependence by harnessing domestic energy alternatives and buying time for the United States to develop even greater new technologies. The plan calls for generating 22 percent of our electricity needs through wind power and using the displaced natural gas for transportation fuel. According to plan estimates, a combination of these domestic energies could replace 30 percent to 50 percent of U.S. foreign-oil imports over the next 10 years.
Post-event book signing in Baker Hall's Doré Commons; books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Brazos Bookstore.
This event is generously sponsored by the Baker Institute Energy Forum in conjunction with the Energy & Environmental Systems Institute, the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Center for the Study of Environment and Society at Rice University.