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)
Sometimes I forget the power of the Rational Middle. Sometimes I forget the good it can do, and the idea that the Rational Middle can be the tip of the spear in creating the energy future. This week, I was reminded of those facts. I was also reminded that there are others out there who, like us, are laser-focused on having civil, solutions-based discussions about some of the globe’s toughest issues. This week, I went on a whirlwind tour of… (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!