How to Build the National Clean Energy Smart Grid (video)

Bracken Hendricks, from the Center for American Progress, discusses the national project to build a clean-electricity “smart grid” for the United States. The first component is “a large-scale, multi-state, high-voltage transmission infrastructure” to deliver electricity from clean-electricity generation sources (like wind farms, solar arrays and geothermal steam wells), with the second key feature being a smart grid that connects consumers to the wider transmission infrastructure, so homes and businesses can also serve as clean energy generation sources, feeding power back to the grid efficiently and reducing electricity costs.