How Renewable Energy Will Dethrone the Powers That Be

What will America’s post-petroleum future look like? T. Boone Pickens, oil titan turned clean energy advocate, gives his take on the energy industry and where it’s headed in this excerpt from the new book “Power Trip.”

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No area of our economy more vibrantly reflects American ingenuity today than the development of “clean technologies.” A portion of these energy sources is also commonly called “renewable” — those that are cyclically replenished by nature, such as wind and solar energy.
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