Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!
We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).
If my CEO believes in astrology or that the earth is only 6000 years old, I may think he's crazy. But I still need to know who has his ear.
Joan Quigley reference? Astrologer to the CEO of America.
Link to Original Source
Google currently has their "PowerMeter" service as a monitoring tool, but this could be expanded to a remote demand-response application (like Utility DR), allowing them to aggregate residential and small commercial customers. With their data mining abilities it won't be hard to accurately predict how much reduction in electricity demand they can actually get (how much you actually can handle your AC being turned down, not how much you say you will), and they can bid that demand into the power markets.
I recently worked at a utility which was concerned about a Google and/or Wal-Mart entry into the power markets. Why? They both have the name recognition and infrastructure to develop/market these programs to huge customer bases and undercut the current efforts. Interesting that this could be their big first step towards that.
The problem with global warming is that everyone has something to gain by cheating on any agreement that might be made.
Voting doesn't necessarily mean majority-rule.