Pickens Walks Away from World’s Largest Wind FarmPosted by EcoFriendly
After months of delays due to financing difficulties, T. Boone Pickens is walking away from a plan to build the world’s largest wind farm in the Texas Panhandle. While money played a large part in the decision, the nail in the coffin came from an announcement that $5 million worth of new transmission lines for wind energy in Texas were not going to be built anywhere near the planned site of the wind farm.
Pickens originally planned to build his own transmission lines as well, but tough economic times have scaled back his ambition.
The good news is that Pickens and his team still plan to develop smaller wind farms around the Midwest, including spots in Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Kansas, and Texas.
While Pickens is an unlikely eco-hero, we’ve been rooting for him to get these big projects up and running. We can only hope that these setbacks aren’t permanent and we’ll see the return of his large-scale wind energy plans in the near future.
via Green Inc.