TED Talks series, FILMED MAR 2012 • POSTED MAR 2012 • TED2012
The US consumes 25% of the world's oil -- but as energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens points out onstage, the country has no energy policy to prepare for the inevitable. Is alternative energy our bridge to an oil-free future? After losing $150 million investing in wind energy, Pickens suggests it isn't, not yet. What might get us there? Natural gas. After the talk, watch for a lively Q&A with TED Curator Chris Anderson.
T. Boone Pickens gives his view on why investing in and shifting towards natural gas would be the best choice for the U.S.A.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
So when somebody says, 'Let's go more nuclear, let's go wind, let's go solar.' fine; I'm for anything American, anything American. But if you're going to do anything about dependency on foreign oil, you have to address transportation." (T. Boone Pickens)
Listen >> TED Talks: T. Boone Pickens: Let's Transform Energy -- with Natural Gas
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This material can be used to explore the option of natural gas, and what people believe the pros and cons to be of using it.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator and how this material is applied.