Incentives work. By putting up a reward for a smarter electricity grid, we can create incentives for utilities to modernize quickly. This will save us money and lower our carbon footprint and emissions. The total investment in new infrastructure would greatly exceed the amount seeded by the federal government, and the public spending should pay for itself in a relatively short time period. People love a good competition.
Problems to be Solved
- Our electrical energy infrastructure is outdated and in need of modernization.
As President, I will…
- Institute an Energy Race to the Top to spur investment and innovation in our energy infrastructure.