White House officials sometimes get to see where the stimulus money invested in clean energy projects at work.
Nancy Sutley, White House Council on Environmental Quality, recently got that chance and blogged about it.
A smart grid is “basically the electric grid gone digital,” according to The Environmental Magazine.
“Thanks to the investments made through the Recovery Act and other measures, we are building on innovative work and increasing opportunities in the clean energy sector throughout the Nation,” Sutley wrote. “We must continue to unleash the ingenuity of this country’s entrepreneurs, create permanent private-sector jobs, and keep America strong, safe and prosperous in the 21st century.”
Obama has expressed a commitment to clean energy and included more than $80 billion for renewable energy sources.
“Each of us has a part to play in a new future that will benefit all of us,” he said. “As we recover from this recession, the transition to clean energy has the potential to grow our economy and create millions of jobs -– but only if we accelerate that transition. Only if we seize the moment. And only if we rally together and act as one nation –- workers and entrepreneurs; scientists and citizens; the public and private sectors.””