The world of energy is abuzz with the news from the Paris climate talks. The national representatives are patting themselves on the back. The environmental groups are cautiously optimistic. The energy innovators are chomping at the bit. And the climate deniers are wringing their hands because, well, they’re still in denial. But, in the end what does this all mean? Have we solved the climate change issue? Can this group walk away and think to themselves that they’ve cured all… (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)
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!