T. Boone Pickens isn't a man that gives up. After the former Texas oil magnate's giant wind power plan fell by the wayside, Pickens took up a new cause: natural gas vehicles. Most recently, Pickens took a trip to Dallas to promote the city's shift to a natural gas taxi cab fleet.
Move over T. Boone Pickens, your grand Texas wind farm dreams have been overtaken by energy start-up Baryonyx, which has won bids for three land leases—two offshore, and one in the Texas Panhandle—to build data centers in Texas powered by massive wind farms. When complete, Baryonyx claims that the coastal projects, set to be built on sites that are each over 19,000 acres, will be the biggest offshore wind farms in the country.
Wind power in the U.S. appears to have taken a turn for the worse this week with T. Boone Pickens' announcement that he is scrapping plans to build the world's biggest wind farm in Texas. But according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the wind situation isn't too dire—yet. te9ju5mi2a