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T. Boone Pickens Cuts GE Wind Turbine Order in Half

T. Boone Pickens cut his massive order for wind turbines from General Electric in half and will now take delivery of 300 turbines. He will use the turbines for wind farms in Canada and Minnesota. Pickens said none of the turbines will go to the Texas Panhandle, where he originally planned to use all of the windmills for the world's largest wind farm. He said Texas will still lack transmission lines to carry the power when he begins to take delivery of the turbines in 2011. Pickens said part of the reason wind has become less important to him is the drop in natural gas prices. Natural gas-fired power plants have become so cheap to operate, that other types of plants have been displaced.  01/12 The Dallas Morning News