Texas oilman T Boone Pickens attracted enough attention Tuesday from ABC's Betsy Stark and CBS anchor Katie Couric to qualify as Story of the Day with his advocacy of wind power as a substitute source of energy. Pickens inspired technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg to file a follow-up on CBS from atop a 300-foot windmill in Sweetwater Texas. Sieberg pointed out a flaw in his plan for windmill farms on the Texas plains: they are so far away from urban demand centers for electricity that a massive grid investment will be required to deliver the power. The turbines at Sweetwater were manufactured by General Electric, the owner of NBC, CBS' rival.
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