there is no doubt that smart grid technology is an improvement over the current electrical grid but… The current administration has not recognized the self sufficient decentralized energy sector.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 2, 2009
VP Joe Biden on February 27th 2009, at the Middle Class Task Force Meeting commented on $19 billion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment act that is dedicated to renewable energy. Solpower jobs, a green web recruiter, believes Biden's plan lacks foresight.
Biden spoke "We all know that the existing electrical grid today is inadequate, insufficient and outdated. For example, of all the wind power that we're talking about being able to create in the Midwest and North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and other plain states, (has) significant potential. But it cannot carry that energy right now to population centers that need the electricity most without a new transmission superhighway."
Solpower jobs remarked on Biden's meeting the next day saying "there is no doubt that smart grid technology is an improvement over the current electrical grid but… The current administration has not recognized the self sufficient decentralized energy sector." Solpower jobs continued to bash the plan and proposed that building self powered homes was a better use of the budgeted funds.
"Benefits of decentralizing energy production include national security, more efficient energy transfer, more jobs and self sustainability" comments can be found at the company's blog titled green politics."
Biden's proposal would spend $11 billion of the $19 billion to build "The Transmission Superhighway" which the US Energy department believes could provide the US with 20% wind energy. A full report can be found at the U.S. Department of energy website