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: To say that the money is going no where and not making a difference is simply political bias IMO
quote: In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, Merkel announced that her country would close all of its 17 existing reactors by 2022. Other nations, including Japan, Italy, and Switzerland, have announced plans to pare back nuclear power, but none have gone as far as Germany, the world’s fourth-largest economy. Merkel vows to replace nuclear power with alternatives that do not increase greenhouse gases or shackle the economic growth.
quote: Create a new executive branch entity called the "Renewable Energy Rapid Response Team" whose purpose is to clear the red tape, expediting the permitting process for new alternative energy installations and new grid upgrades.
quote: It really doesn't take much. You could still, on average, have 2 kids to replace the parents. I'm not talking about getting rid of people that are alive today.
quote: I would like to believe we have it in our power to make abundant energy for ALL of mankind.
quote: Not simply look at what we currently have and kill off people who are using "too much" in the name of conservation.
quote: In layman terms, you suck and should shut up.
quote: That's easy to say but what workable plan do you have? If it's that easy, why hasn't it been done yet?
quote: You're seriously advocating for the kinds of human rights atrocities China used in population control. You're a MORON!
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
quote: It really doesn't take much. You could still, on average, have 2 kids to replace the parents.
quote: The biggest issue is the issue of overpopulation. You have more and more people competing for a limited amount of resources. If you proactively limited the population you'd have a smaller number of people that enjoy a higher standard of living. With unrestrained population growth, the population will be resource starved and will still ultimately be limited by starvation, disease, etc.
quote: It seems that people aren't willing to watch others die due to starvation, but when you suggest that you limit the population to an amount that's manageable, they don't like that either.
quote: Err... the U.S. population's annual growth rate is 0.963 percent... hardly a pressing emergency.
quote: Jesus, are we to blame for everything?
quote: What is wrong with population control?
quote: Agreed, and we really don't need to do anything for this problem to fix itself. Just step back and let the fuckers annihilate themselves. It's always the bottom of the barrel that seems to be reproducing the most - an uncanny likeness to other pests like insects and rats.
quote: Even when I agree with the point you're trying to make, when I see you behaving this way I go out of my way to mod you down.
quote: THIS sounds like something like an "emotional 16 year old kid" would say. But because he's agreeing with you, you have no problem with "fuckers annihilating themselves" and his clearly bigoted views, that YOUR suggestions are supporting.
quote: It's kinda hard to not get "emotional" when someone like you comes in with some "logical" suggestion that's off base, and goes against everything we believe in.
quote: Someone else said that, not me. I can't be held responsible for the comments of people I don't even know and have never talked to.
quote: No, it goes against what you believe in.
quote: But other than try to promote their greater prosperity, how exactly do you suggest we "control" the population? Your talk sounds dangerously close to the promotion of genocide...
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.
quote: Obama has SAVED NASA by forcing them to buy rockets from the FREE MARKET.
quote: Interesting that the ONLY free market approach the man has ever supported comes at the cost of space exploration.
quote: but keeping the shuttle going or building next-gen replacements wouldn't buy him a re-election now would it?
quote: if we spend that money right
quote: Ok so let's assume that Bush got us into a "trillion dollar" unfunded war. Obama then starts a war with Libya AFTER it's clear we're flat broke.
quote: Without Congressional declaration, by the way. How is that any better?
quote: Tax breaks? Ok, so how exactly was taking a trillion MORE out of the economy for a "stimulus" make that situation any better?
quote: Keynesian economics have been well proven
quote: You can debate me when you decide to stop talking like a Liberal. You can't debate Liberals, you can only beat them.
quote: No, the president has the power to make emergency decisions. Then congress is suppose to act.
quote: And lol@Osama wasn't a priority.
quote: You don't even give your elected president any credit.