Any "non-partisan" replies to the"pickens plan". www.pickensplan.com As we know there has been a lot of lip service given by both parties. Not seen a detailed plan by anyone though. Pickens plan is simplistic, maybe too simplistic, or maybe simple enough that it may actually work. Pickens is highly invested in this and stands to add to his overwhelming fortune if it is successful. I see great potential in US produced alternative energy as a creator of jobs, as a payer of taxes, even as a source of national pride. The longer that it can stay in the hands of entrepreneurs like Pickens and like minded investors, and out of the hands of politicians, the better for the country. The downside is what happens if we ever did reduce US oil consumption by 30%? Oil prices would drop precipitously, gas might be $1.50 a gallon again. Would americans buy good ol' petrol or buy natural gas? I don't know. Would Saudi Arabia "flip out" and use their financial resources to exact revenge on the US? I don't know. There will certainly be a backlash because Pickens was an oil man and represents big business, but imho they are the ones with the resources to make it happen. Love to hear some feedback.