We can’t tell you how excited we are to release this next episode of the Rational Middle. It’s called “Energy’s Crossroads: Dawson Creek,” and it looks at one town’s (Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Mile One on the world famous Alaska Highway) challenge to resolve an issue where an impending drought had caused it reconsider allowing energy development in the area. Dawson Creek’s city management, along with their plucky city council delivered a bold edict to the energy industry: If you… (more)
One of the biggest myths in renewable technology in my mind, aside from the “free lunch” concept, is that we can or should switch to 100% renewables right away. Yes, we all want the future to get here pronto, but the more anyone looks at the proposition of the mythical overnight switch can see that we’re looking toward at least a few decades of transition. You can’t take people’s cars away, you can’t force everyone to switch their gas stoves… (more)
Energy isn’t just facts and numbers. It intersects our lives everyday, affecting how we experience the world. While many of us see the benefits of energy first hand, from our consumption and utilization of it to make our lives easier, some people experience the production, acquisition and transportation of energy in their communities. The Energy Crossroads series of the Rational Middle looks at these points where energy and people meet, and talk to the everyday citizens whose lives are impacted… (more)
To celebrate the launch of the new season, Rational Middle director Gregory Kallenberg hosted a live Google Hangout event on Tuesday, November 5th at 2pm CST which included the premiere of “Canada’s Way Forward: Finding a Path to the Energy Future,” a 12-minute documentary short film followed by a panel discussion featuring a host of experts and your questions, in the spirit of open discussion where everyone can participate.