Opponents to Cape Wind, the 130-turbine offshore wind energy project first proposed for Nantucket Sound in 2001, have long been accused of NIMBYism.
The idea that we can collect solar power with satellites in space and beam the energy back to earth to be used as electricity is actually not as far fetched as you might think. The theory, and it still remains very much in that realm, is based on two proven technologies.
The U.S. Department of Energy has a comprehensive publication on the what and how of the smart grid. They even have an Energy 101 FAQ. What is the grid and why is our current one not-so-smart?
Last year, former CIA Director James Woolsey told me that he became a fan of electric vehicles years ago when running a war game for Congresswoman Jane Harman.