For the smart grid to become a reality, we need policy changes a the federal, state and local levels. Our experts discuss those changes and their thoughts on whether the current political initiatives like Cap and Trade bill in congress or the Department of Energy's recent $4 billion investment in smart grid initiatives go fare enough to achieve this reality.Energy used to be a one-way street. Today, it's becoming a bi-directional superhighway with utility customers finally taking charge of their power use and how much they pay for it. Instead of drilling into short-term IT issues and arcane arm-chair politicking involved in this shift, GreenBeat 2009 maps out the hottest business and technology opportunities the Smart Grid has to offer.moreless
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