Billionaire T. Boone Pickens Has a Plan, but What's His Word Worth?

T. Boone Pickens has a Big Ol' Plan to get Americans off oil and onto wind. Which is all well and good, except that he has a tough time keeping his promises, as some Vietnam vets could tell you.

One thing that's been a constant throughout T-Bone's career: He does whatever's best for T-Bone. One of the reasons he's heavily into wind is that he figures that the more wind power there is, the more natural gas is freed up to be converted into fuel for cars and trucks -- and guess what? Mr. Pickens has got tons and tons of money in natural gas! Amazing how that works.

Of course, as the Houston Chronicle points out, there's one big problem with T-Bone's plan: It won't work. To wit:

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