13 Jun '11, 4pm

White House Unveils Smart Grid Policy Framework via @greentechmedia

America’s electric infrastructure received some love -- or at least lip service -- from the White House on Monday. The Obama Administration announced various initiatives to continue the modernization of the grid. The plan was laid out in a new report, “A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid: Enabling Our Secure Energy Future .” (PDF) Secretary of Energy Steven Chu spoke about the fact that the U.S. was behind not only countries like China in grid investment, but other nations, such as Ireland and Spain were also far ahead in integrating renewables into their systems. “We don’t seem to be anticipating these technological changes,” Chu said. To help spur grid modernization and energy efficiency, the White House highlighted its new initiatives to spur smart grid adoption: $250 million in loans for smart-grid technology deployment as part of the US Department of Agricult...

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