Obama smartgrid and a smart new economy
By bnitz on Jan 20, 2009
"This generation has altered the composition of the atmosphere on a global scale through radioactive materials and a steady increase in carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels."
--Lyndon B. Johnson 1965
"A new smart grid ... will save us money, protect our power sources from blackout or attack, and deliver clean, alternative forms of energy to every corner of our nation."
--Barack Obama, January 2009
"The most widely beneficial stimulus investment, however, could be for the government to subsidize the improvement of the electrical infrastructure of the U.S. The grassroots adoption of solar, wind, geothermal and other clean power is stifled by the grid’s inefficiency at handling highly variable inputs and transmitting power over long distances. An investment in a 21st-century grid would encourage energy reform without particularly favoring any specific production technology."
--Scientific American How Obama can boost the economy by investing in science.
"Over medium to long distances, IT demand load migration is far more efficient than electrical supply migration. This becomes significant when some locales can produce energy at a lower carbon or monetary cost. The global sale of computational resources is more feasible than the global sale of electric generation. Demand-centric computational resource trading can replace or complement carbon trading and contribute to a more effiient use of both IT and electrical grid resources."
--Me July 2008
Good luck Mr. President there are plenty of unexplored possibilities for making a more efficient, honest, balanced and free global economy.