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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Obama to Reveal Plan to "Fast Track" Smart Grid on Monday

The Smart Grid has been exposed as a tool that the utility company, and the Government, can use to track every second of energy usage in your life including your TV, Internet and even your Ice Cube usage.

Who would want such an intrusive and obvious danger to your right of privacy?

The Obama administration of course.

According to an article on ZDnet.com, on Monday the Obama administration is going to announce new initiatives to accelerate Smart Grid deployment:

"On Monday, the Obama administration is preparing announce the next steps that the US will take to build its 21st century electric grid, and IT is expected to play a big part in the plans.

The White House is hosting a 90-minute media event called “Building the 21st Century Electric Grid” and is releasing a new report on what it will take for lawmakers and the private sector to come together to solve this aspect of the energy challenge.

The press invite from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy stated, “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.”

The event will feature a number of heavy hitters from the President’s cabinet, including:

Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy
Aneesh Chopra, U.S. Chief Technology Officer
John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of Interior
Nancy Sutley, Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality
Phil Weiser, National Economic Council Senior Advisor"

According to Smartgridnews.com, these initiatives will include things to "Encourage" renewable integration:

"Our sources say the announcements will include a new nonprofit to encourage rapid implementation of consumer tools for choice and control.

The meeting will also launch a new report titled "A Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid." Issued by the National Science and Technology Council, the report will suggest a policy framework to encourage renewables integration; to accommodate electric vehicles; to improve reliability; and to reduce the need for new power plants."

"Encourage" is just another way of saying, force. And if we don't build new power plants (several of which will be closing because of new EPA rules), then won't the cost of energy skyrocket?

Currently the "Policy Framework for the 21st Century Grid" Report is not available for Public eyes. But once it is, I'm willing to bet that it will be full of "initiatives" that will "encourage" us all down the fast track to the intrusive Smart Grid.

High Energy Prices and the Government tracking your every move through the Smart Grid.....

Doesn't that sound like a 21st century you can look forward to?


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