T. Boone Pickens has decided to put part of his oil-derived billions into finding energy solutions. What's he talking about doing? Massive solar and wind investment, using natural gas for vehicles and virtually eliminating gasoline. And all by 2018!
If an uber-capitalist like Pickens is suggesting these solutions, it's possible that we might see some serious changes in energy production. Of course, he also wants to use nuclear and coal, so it's not as if Pickens has suddenly joined the Green Party.
Let's reserve judgment until the entire plan comes out. In the meantime, here's the Pickens video: