The Administration will announce a number of new public- and private-sector initiatives designed to accelerate the modernization of the nation’s electric infrastructure, bolster electric-grid innovation, and advance a clean energy economy, in part by taking greater advantage of digital and communications or ’smart grid’ technologies....Along with the announcement of new public and private initiatives aimed at building a smarter, expanded grid and empowering consumers, the Cabinet-level National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) will release a new report: ‘A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid.’ This policy framework charts a collaborative path forward for applying digital information or ’smart grid’ technologies to the nation’s electricity infrastructure to facilitate the integration of renewable sources of power into the grid; help accommodate the growing number of electric vehicles; help avoid blackouts and restore power quicker when outages occur; and reduce the need for new power plants.
quote: It isn't the population growth in the US or other developed countries that's the problem, it's the growth in places like China, India, and the Middle East. As these people begin to use more fuel, it raises the price of the commoditiy and makes it unaffordable by poorer people.
quote: No it's been slowly dying due to countless politicians like Obama who see NASA as a boondoggle taking money away from inner city "urban programs" and entitlement programs. The manned space flight program has been plagued from the very beginning by short sighted politicians who believed what little funding NASA did receive would be better spent on welfare and other entitlement programs for America's "urban" population to buy votes to the determent of mankind.