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: No matter how fancy you word it, it still comes down to some politician or agency telling someone they can't have children or can only have so many.
quote: What you're suggesting is reducing certain welfare programs?
quote: How about we start by removing the financial incentives to have more children? Is that a violation of civil rights?
quote: it comes down to culture, not policy. in poorer countries with huge birth rates, young (fertile) women are congratulated on having children, and consider it a wonderful thing to have many of them.
quote: and only have 1 get to adulthood