Is America Losing the Biggest Races?
Those Darn Socialist Europeans
If you've been paying attention to what the Right has to say negatively about almost anything we're trying to get done in American, you have heard the word "Socialist" about a thousand times. The Stimulus, health reform, energy independence, environmental progress, education... on and on ... it's ALL Socialism! Just like Europe!
Well, in area after area, those darn Socialists are kicking our butts.
Take a look:
VAST SOLAR PROJECT IN THE SAHARA DESERT TO PUMP ELECTRICITY TO EUROPE
Energy groups plan for European 'super-grid'
An ambitious plan for an electricity “super-grid” in the North Sea will be launched in London on Monday by a group of 10 leading European companies.
Such a super-grid connecting the UK, Germany and Norway is expected to cost €34bn ($46bn, £30bn).
The super-grid would also distribute the power from the Sahara.
And Just about Siemens...(one of the "friends of the super grid")
German industrial giant Siemens is sharpening its focus on solar energy as it anticipates a €6bn ($8.3bn) shot in the arm to its environmental division, thanks to green-minded government (German) stimulus packages.
CEO Löscher expects to see white-hot sales of Siemens' wind turbines and high-voltage direct current (HVDC) electricity transmission lines over the next few years, which are being snapped up to link Europe’s growing network of offshore wind farms to onshore grids.
You might remember that I am a big fan of burying our local distribution power lines. But transporting gigawatts calls for new transmission technology. High Voltage DC (direct current) is where it's (going to be) at. Smaller towers, fewers wires, more efficiency... stuff like that. Know of any HVDC projects in your area?
Why aren't our biggest companies teaming up to create an American super-grid? Why isn't HVDC springing up all over? Why are our Tea Party types not raising hell for progress and American jobs instead of just drooling over rotten "Socialism" (when I suspect many of them are not even sure what it really is)?
Super Grid graphic: