http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091027/ts_nm/us_obama_grid]Obama to give $3.4 billion in grants for smart grid (Reuters) [/URL]



Reuters - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will announce $3.4 billion in government grants to help build a "smart" electric grid that will save consumers money on their utility bills, reduce blackouts and carry power supplies generated by solar and wind energy, the White House said.