Barack Obama

United States and Russia to Collaborate on Smart Grid Technology

On the opening day of the G8 Summit in Deauville, France, United States President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev reiterated their mutual intention to cooperate in protecting natural resources in the cross-boundary Bering Strait region and also trumpeted the countries’ agreement to collaborate on energy efficiency, smart grid technology, and clean energy.

Smart Grid Investment Will Reap Trillions

According to industry experts, the modernization of the United States national power grid will cost up to $476 billion over the next 20 years. However, it will also provide up to $2 trillion in customer benefits over that time by saving energy, reducing costs, and increasing reliability.

Oil Spill Prompts Call for Wind and Solar

The devastating oil spill in the Gulf Of Mexico that may impact the southern coastal region of the United States for decades to come, should be a wake-up call for consumers and politicians alike who championed Sarah Palin’s urging to “drill, baby drill” and give sustainables a boost.