WASHINGTON — Among the many claims made for the “economic stimulus” package now before Congress is that it will “jump-start” a “bigger, better, smarter” electric grid, enabling Americans to use energy more efficiently. The package commits $4.5 billion to this, which (says the White House) will help finance 3,000 miles of transmission lines and 40 million “smart meters.” Sounds great. But it may be mostly hype.
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