Neil G. Pansey Discusses the Future of Power Needs in America
September 1, 2010 § Leave a comment
Engineer Neil G. Pansey believes that his position in a public electric company offers a unique perspective on America’s future power needs. When a population increases by over 13 percent in a decade, as it did in the U.S. between 1990 and 2000, the ramifications on power needs are obvious, asserts Neil G. Pansey.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of the United States should stand at some 392 million by the year 2050, Neil G. Pansey reports. That is an increase of over half, adds Neil G. Pansey, of the nation’s population size in 1990. If this population projection does come about, Neil G. Pansey asserts that the move to energy efficiency and green energy should be stepped up.
Neil G. Pansey acknowledges that transportation officials and the auto industry worldwide have long been working on reducing power-guzzling cars and buses and include energy-efficient vehicles and transport systems. One idea is from Japan, says Neil G. Pansey. It is a bus that runs on street rails, explains Neil G. Pansey, but passengers ride high above road traffic, making good use of vertical space.
In Colorado, Neil G. Pansey says there’s a plan for a sort of high-speed flying tram that carries not just passengers, but their cars too, above the ground traffic. Neil G. Pansey confirms that both systems, in Denver and Tokyo, are designed to use wind and solar energy. Even if it’s a partial use of alternate energy sources, points out Neil G. Pansey, there will be a corresponding reduction in demands on traditional power sources.
Neil G. Pansey wonders how the aging of America’s population will impact future power needs too. It’s been established, says Neil G. Pansey, that a full quarter of the people living in the U.S. will be 65 years of age or over by the year 2030. The power requirements for increased number of hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, should be planned for now, believes Neil G. Pansey.
According to Neil G. Pansey, this planning for future user behavior will insure the development of alternate power sources and the achievement of enhanced system efficiency.