The Pickens Plan is a proposal by T. Boone Pickens. Pickens' plan is to reduce American dependency on imported oil by using wind turbine farms for power generation, which would then allow the natural gas currently used for power generation to be use to fuel trucks and other heavy vehicles. Pickens' claims this would reduce by 43% the amount the US spends on foreign oil.
Renewable energy is generated from resources such as the sun, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat which are naturally replenished.
"Renewable energy is derived from natural processes that are replenished constantly. In its various forms, it derives directly from the sun, or from heat generated deep within the earth. Included in the definition is electricity and heat generated from solar, wind, ocean, hydropower, biomass, geothermal resources, and biofuels and hydrogen derived from renewable resources."