Oilman T. Boone Pickens to tout wind, solar power at KU

LAWRENCE | Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens is hosting a town hall meeting in Lawrence to showcase the "Pickens Plan" to reduce the nation's dependency on foreign oil.

Pickens is scheduled to appear Wednesday afternoon at the Dole Institute of Politics to discuss his national sustainable energy plan that includes increased use of wind and solar power. The 80-year-old Pickens in July launched the "Pickens Plan" for energy independence.

The multimedia campaign is designed to bring more focus to solving the nation's energy crisis. He wants to develop renewable energy sources and use natural gas as a transportation fuel to help wean the United States from its dependency on foreign oil.