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Iran, Electric Cars and Our Stuck Narrative

With Iran threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, chokepoint for the passage of 17 percent of globally traded oil, this is a good time to introduce myself to Outlet readers. This set of issues—oil addiction and the vehicle-centric, land-abusing society it engenders—has a lot to do with why I joined RMI as editorial director after a 30-year newspaper career.

Whom Do We Follow on Social Networks?

Over the past year, RMI significantly increased its use of social networks as a means for informing and learning from today’s discourse around energy. Here are a few of the folks we follow on twitter.

Solar Horizon for 2012 Shows Shadows, Bright Spots

The U.S. solar industry ends 2011 with a mix of news that’s being interpreted both as a sign that solar is near a mainstream tipping point and that it is in deep trouble. Which is it?