Clean Energy 2030 USA? Global Energy Alternative Plan 2030.
Some of the ideas presented here are excellent and should be adopted by every state on the globe. Google should certainly be complimented for focusing attention on one of the vital problems facing the world -- energy as the engine for removing poverty and bringing every nation to the Percapita GDP level enjoyed by American citizens.
The fundamental problem with the Google plan is that it is focused on USA, based on the assumption that USA as the super-cop has the first rights to geothermal sources of the globe.
USA should recognise that it is just one part of the global village and should not continue the present levels of energy consumption at vulgar levels compared to the impoverished situation in many third-world nations struggling to cope with the Petro-dollar denominated drain a nation's exchequer to obtain fossil fuels.
The renewable energy sources and earth's geothermal sources are not Uncle Sam's property and the plan should be rapidly modified into a Global Energy Alternative 2030.
A fundamental component is missing in the Google plan, the need for a two-way electricity meter in every home and industry. Every home and industry should be contributing energy into the grid through localised generation sources such as micro wind energy sources, solar power through panels mounted on rooftops of home and bio-gas in backyards of rural communities. Off-grid communities needs should be specifically addressed by any global energy plan.
While it is a good idea to lay new transmission lines, research should be augmented to avoid transmission losses and design of new electricity transmission systems.
The Global Energy Alternative 2030 should be truly global enterprise driven by participation from every community in every village, town, city of every nook and corner of the globe.
The Global Alternative Energy Plan 2030 should principally be focused on employment generation in presently unemployed, under-employed communities. Care should be taken to ensure that this does not become a Multi-national racket making the rich corporations richer and more corrupt. The entire implementation process should be community-based federating into a global structure of sharing the bounties of mother earth and the cosmos as a global trust.
This calls for a value system of a non-consumptive society transforming itself into a sharing society. This is the principle of the eternal ethic called dharma which has been practised for millennia by over one billion Hindus of the Hindu civilization. Same ethic of dharma has been the guiding principle for many societies all across the globe before an acquisitive evil was introduced into the global village which should have been organized as an equal partnership at work and at service. Money is not the only driving force of a happy society. Compassion and caring under dharma are.
The Global Energy Alternative Plan 2030 can also be called the Hindu Dharma Plan for Energy sufficiency for all 2030.
Clean Energy 2030
Wednesday 10/01/2008 10:33:00 AM
(Cross-posted from the Official Google Blog) http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/clean-energy-2030.html
Right now the U.S. has a very real opportunity to transform our economy from one running on fossil fuels to one largely based on clean energy. We are developing the technologies and know-how to accomplish this. We can build whole new industries and create millions of new jobs. We can reduce energy costs, both at the gas pump and at home. We can improve our national security. And we can put a big dent in climate change. With strong leadership we could be moving forward on an aggressive but realistic timeline and an approach that balances costs with real economic gains.
The energy team at Google has been crunching the numbers to see how we could greatly reduce fossil fuel use by 2030. Our analysis, led by Jeffery Greenblatt, suggests a potential path to weaning the U.S. off of coal and oil for electricity generation by 2030 (with some remaining use of natural gas as well as nuclear), and cutting oil use for cars by 40%. Al Gore has issued a challenge that is even more ambitious, getting us to carbon-free electricity even sooner. We hope the American public pushes our leaders to embrace it. T. Boone Pickens has weighed in with an interesting plan of his own to massively deploy wind energy, among other things. Other plans have also been developed in recent years that merit attention.
Our goal in presenting this first iteration of the Clean Energy 2030 proposal is to stimulate debate and we invite you to take a look and comment - or offer an alternative approach if you disagree. With a new Administration and Congress - and multiple energy-related imperatives - this is an opportune, perhaps unprecedented, moment to move from plan to action.
Over 22 years this plan could generate billions of dollars in savings and help create millions of green jobs. Many of these high quality, good-paying jobs will be in today's coal and oil producing states.