Public and private programmes to achieve these goals will probably generate many new, highly skilled 'clean-tech' and 'green collar' jobs. Both candidates for the US presidency have talked about investing in the grid, and Democrat Barack Obama has specifically promised to spend $150 billion to create 5 million green jobs if elected.This quote indicates that the proposed power grid will be a waste of resources and that Nature, like voters, doesn't know that jobs are costs, not benefits.
October 17, 2008
Green power grids - wasteful and inefficient?
In a recent editorial Nature advocated the deployment of an efficient, decentralized, intelligent, green power grid that takes into account the fickleness of wind energy.