large scale power networks that carry energy from wind and solar farms across
international borders. Why? To tap clean and cheap renewable energy from
distant regions to supply our cities and industrial centers.
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networks already exist throughout the developed world. They link large power
generators via high-voltage transmission lines, delivering electricity to our
homes and businesses.
Grid investments are projected to grow to
$10B per year in the coming decade.
The awareness and benefits of these “electric energy highways” has now reached all nations. In the recent presidential
debate, Secretary Hillary Clinton called for “open trade and open borders.”
Explaining further, "You know, we trade more energy with our neighbors
than we trade with the rest of the world combined, and I do want us to have
an electric grid, an energy system that crosses borders."
We now have the
Asian Supergrid, Connect the Americas 2022, Africa’s Clean Power Plan “Cairo to
Cape Town” and linking renewable energy being discussed in the US election. These
supergrid projects require government leadership, engineering development and
massive finance. The stars are aligning in our direction, so please give
these projects your support.
In Partnership for the Planet,