Did you see Elon Musk announce his new lithium ion battery system for the home? Did you hear about it? If the answer is “no”, then you missed moment that could possibly go down in history as the moment that changed the way we think about energy and the way we generate and store our energy. A link to the Tesla Powerwall unveiling: http://goo.gl/Cd2p4r At the Rational Middle, we strive to strike the balance in the conversation about energy and to… (more)
It’s been a couple of weeks since I was in Detroit for the Powering Progress Together and Eco Marathon events, and it’s interesting to think back on my impressions of the city. My first impression was that the city’s current state is pretty depressing. This comes, in part, with my new understanding of how the city was once considered one of the world’s grandest and most innovative metropolises, but now the city was a shadow of its former glorious self.… (more)
We have just completed a massive update to the Rational Middle Energy Series which leverages new information available to us to keep these discussions up-to-date and fresh. The content and message are the same, but the data tables and other information graphics have been updated to reflect the latest numbers.
This is a re-issue of the original episode with updated numbers and graphics to reflect the changes in technology and economies. Otherwise, it is the same episode that was available previously!