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Live Q&A with T. Boone Pickens: Let's transform energy -- with natural gas.

This conversation will go Live at 11 am CT/ 12 pm EST. on March 20th, 2012.

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  • Mar 20 2012: Looking at the numbers, if we double our natural gas consumption, we should be out in 20 years. Is it worth changing all the infrastructure for such a short-term project?
    • Mar 20 2012: So first off, I'm not talking about doubling our natural gas consumption, if all the 18 wheelers were converted it would be 15 bcf/day which would be about a 20% increase in demand. Second off, I think we have closer to 100 year supply, not the 40 year supply that you implied.
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        Mar 20 2012: running out in 40 or 100 is still running out. humans have been on this planet a very long time, and will be here a long time to come. we need to build a future for the species, not produce cheep fuel for industry.
      • Mar 20 2012: Mr. Pickens, the investment and energy required to convert all of the 18-wheelers to natural gas would not be worth the longterm commitment. Surely, as you admit that we must take action about CO2 emissions, it would be an inappropriate intermediate due to the effects of the required longterm commitment for NG conversion to be feasible. To hit the 80% targets we must consider realistic step-change technologies and methods rather than uncertain half measured steps. A 25%less CO2 is not satisfactory when looking for >80% reduction. Doesnt the math preclude the option?

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