He was the guy who started, "The Pickens Plan". He wanted to turn the Midwest into a giant wind farm. He approached the whole thing from a business standpoint. Not from some silly, pie in the sky, environmentalist pipe dream. He made practicality, production, land purchases, and money the top priority.
It never worked out. The financial pieces of the puzzle never fit. Which was too bad. If anyone could have pulled something like that off, he would have been the guy.
After that you didn't hear too much about wind power ever becoming a viable alternative as a major national energy source. Except from some of the far left nit wits you have running around the halls of Congress today. All screaming how Miami is going to sink, and we'll all be dead in 10 years.
He was a good man. We need more like him.