Ocassionally we hear about the intelligent grid. Reporters refer to it in an offhand manner. We know the building of it is in our future and yet neither Simulus I or Stimulus II contains much if any support for it. Yet, the grid is a major step to a green economy.
The intelligent grid will keep blackouts, as just ocurred in the southwest recently, from happening. The intelligent grid would allow us to harvest renewable energy from places previously unavailable. The intelligent grid would encourage non-polluting sources of energy to come online. The intelligent grid can be made terrorist-proof.
This construction would take place in the lower 48 states thus spreading the construction across the country. This is a political as well as economic advantage. The U.S. could use the power of imminent domain to secure the right-of-way. The President could fast track projects cutting through red tape.
Yet we have nothing done about it. I guess I just don't understand the other priorities.