The newly-passed stimulus plan has its critics, but energy investor Boone Pickens is not among them.
He has big stakes in several of the plan's energy initiatives.
"We got a lot in on wind and renewables," Pickens told CNBC. "You're going to have the grid in it, and that's important to the whole system; that's the infrastructure that we need."
He hopes for additional government moves toward using compressed natural gas to power trucks.
Pickens said it is essential now that the nation adopt an energy policy.
"We've got to have an energy plan for America," he said. "We haven't had an energy plan for America in 40 years; we've got to have one now."
He said that America's huge dependence on foreign oil is literally bankrolling its enemies.
"That borders on being stupid, as far as I'm concerned," he said.