Let’s call this the old American way – it’s a failure that’s a problem that’s a challenge that’s an opportunity. According to the AP Wire, T. Boone Pickens has scrapped plans to build the world’s largest wind farm in the Texas panhandle. See, the problem isn’t whether wind power will, like, Save the Planet or anything; it’s that the Texas panhandle is a really vacant place, and it’s a long way to convey the power from the proposed site to a distribution center. Pickens wanted to build one, but claims there have been “technical problems.”
Now here’s the thing: those wind turbines? They’ve already been ordered.
Six hundred eighty-seven wind turbines, each standing 400 feet tall. He’s looking for smaller wind farms in the Midwest and Canada in which to invest. Got a couple acres? Ol’ T. Boone’s got a wind turbine for you.