07/21/2011 06:57 pm ET | Updated Sep 20, 2011

T. Boone Pickens On The Future Of Energy (VIDEO)

When it comes to renewable energy, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens says the future is bright, but oil and gas will still be around for quite a while.

"You're stuck with oil and natural gas I'd say for at least 20-30 years," Pickens says in an interview with Big Think. "Now what do you go to, to get away from fossil fuels?"

Pickens wrote in a blog for The Huffington Post:

Even with the death of Osama bin Laden, the War on Terror goes on, and it is not difficult to see the link between sending hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars to unfriendly nations and the continued ability of terrorist organizations to recruit, organize, train, and deploy fanatics who are bent on doing America harm. Someone is paying for all that, and I believe that someone is us.