26 May '11, 9pm

Nice video illustrating the "virtual power plant" concept and benefits enabled thru #smartgrid.

Interesting, thanks. Obama talked about the smart grid a lot around 2008-09, but seems to have put it on the shelf. This could be the perfect public works project, since it’s labor and material intensive and will upgrade technological progress in many areas. If DC is included, it would enable transmission of clean wind and solar from distant locations such as the Mojave Desert. This would unfortunately hurt the bottom lines of coal plants in the South and Midwest. Between the utilities- especially the really backward ones like Southern- and the coal companies, special interests here are formidable. In other words, they are fine with polluting the air and baking the planet, and will do what it takes in Washington to continue to do so. Their whores in Congress are likely to not only vote against smart grid and clean energy infrastructure, they will filibuster. A rational ene...

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