The energy independence movement is being brought to the forefront with a new rallying cry. The creation of millions of jobs and new business is now the driving force to build self sufficient power generation plants. Many mainstream companies and influential billionaires are now getting involved in the energy independence movement.
General Electric and T Boone Pickens are two of the most outspoken proponents of energy independence. General Electric has taken the lead in the manufacturing and installation of wind turbine technology while T Boone Pickens has focused on fueling our national transportation systems with natural gas. Pickens has also espoused the importance of developing solar and wind power as well to create jobs and develop a country that believes in energy independence.
Natural Gas and the How it Can Create Energy Independent States in Years to Come
T Boone Pickens, the multi billionaire from Oklahoma, made his fortune in the oil business. This may be why so many are skeptical of his infatuation with weening the United States from foreign oil. Pickens has been on the front line of this battle since 2006 and his Picken’s Plan now has garnered some heavy firepower. Famous movie director James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic) and Ted Turner are two stalwart supporters of the Picken’s Plan.
Pickens Plan for natural gas in public transit along with city and county government vehicles has already shown an increase in participation from local governments. Pickens has made a personal commitment to turn his movement towards the conversion of 18 wheel transportation trucks. Pickens has made it a top priority to not only convert the national transportation system to natural gas but also city waste disposal vehicle large local utility vehicles.
Pickens plan will help the United States to take an enormous step in the right direction of energy independence. Now comes the hard part how will this system be phased in. The first step needed will be natural gas stations at all major crossroads throughout the United States.
The jobs created by building these natural gas stations will create countless jobs across the United States. Other jobs will be created when the trucks are converted to a natural gas system. The independent energy jobs created by these two new endeavors alone could make a dent in the nation unemployment figures.
Wind Turbines Will be Built Across the Nation Created Jobs and New Business
Building wind turbines across the United States will be in high demand. Many specialized jobs will be created and their job life will be infinite. We will always need to build more across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The wind turbine industry would create engineering design jobs, electrician work and plenty of laborer work.
Wind turbines will replace the old and outdated power lines built in the ’50s and ’60s. the resulting job creation from just this one aspect of energy independence will be enough to take one more substantial chunk out of the unemployment figures. Cities and counties across the country that are first to jump on the bandwagon will experience boom town growth and prosperity.
Solar Power Fields Will Create More Jobs and Give Workers More Options
States such as Nevada, California, Colorado and Arizona are ahead of the curve when it comes to solar and wind power but now they are in a unique position. Former President Clinton appeared recently at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas. Former President Clinton proclaimed Nevada could become the example for the United States by becoming the first state in the union to be energy independent.
Nevada and California are already working on a joint project in the desert on the border of the two states. The project, being delayed because of environmentalists, will be one of the largest solar project ever undertaken. The project, titled the Ivanpah Project will also create many jobs and will set the wheels in motion for California and Nevada to become energy independent.
More from Associated Content:
Green Sports Venues: Can All Sporting Events Be 100% Sustainable by 2030?
Five Ideas to Create a Green Las Vegas Strip
Mojave Desert in Southwest Could Supply Solar Power to Entire United States
National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas