24 July 2008
I am throwing kind of a changeup for this commercial of the week. I saw a lot good witty new commercials, but this one grabbed my attention the most.
Awhile back I blogged about how long time oilman T Boone Pickens was heading a new initiative to increase wind energy productions
. Pickens is now putting political pressure on presidential candidates to embrace a much ambitious plan (labeled the Pickens Plan) which is outlined below.
"exploit the country's "wind corridor" from the Canadian border to West Texas to produce 20 percent of the country's electricity.
Transmission lines would be built to transport the power to places in the U.S. where the demand is. The natural gas, now used to fuel power plants, would instead be used as a transportation fuel, which burns cleaner than gasoline and is domestic."
The commercial is affective in raising awareness in this great concept. While Pickens has had some somewhat dirty/contreversial political past, the plan is legimate and has been embraced whole heartedly by enviromtental groups thus far.