Energy Internet and eVehicles Overview
Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to prepare society for inevitable climate change. To date most people have been focused on how to reduce Green House Gas emissions, but now there is growing recognition that regardless of what we do to mitigate against climate change the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the coming years with all the attendant problems of more frequent droughts, flooding, sever storms, etc. As such we need to invest in solutions that provide a more robust and resilient infrastructure to withstand this environmental onslaught especially for our electrical and telecommunications systems.
Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users that is far more robust and resilient to survive climate change than today's centralized command and control infrastructure. For more details please see:
Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top: http://goo.gl/wGjVG
High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change: http://goo.gl/juWdH
Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet http://goo.gl/niWy1g
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
New Al Gore presentation on climate change on TED
I concur with Al Gore that we need a carbon tax - but I argue that it should be structured as a carbon "reward" where consumers get free eProducts and eServices in exchange for reducing their carbon footprint in their day to day activities. eProducts and eServices have virtually no carbon footprint. Since consumers control or influence 60% of all CO2 emissions, I think immediate rewards, rather than nebulous taxes will provide a much greater incentive. The danger with carbon taxes, although supposedly revenue neutral, is they create an addiction for governments, much like thy are currently addicted to lottery, gasoline, alcohol and tobacco taxes. My 2 cents worth. See my blog http:/green-broadband.blogspot.com for more details -- BSA]
In Al Gore's brand-new slideshow (premiering exclusively on TED.com), he presents evidence that the pace of climate change may be even worse than scientists were recently predicting, and challenges us to act with a sense of "generational mission" -- the kind of feeling that brought forth the civil rights movement -- to set it right. Gore's stirring presentation is followed by a brief Q&A in which he is asked for his verdict on the current political candidates' climate policies and on what role he himself might play in future.
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