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Madeline Tyson

Senior Associate
  • Strategic Analysis and Engagement

Madeline (Mady) Tyson, Phd is a Senior Associate on the Strategic Analysis & Engagement Group, focused on systems analyses, community scale solar initiatives, and emerging storage technologies and value propositions.

Madeline Tyson was a contributing author of the Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation, a report that examines meeting the urgency of the climate challenge in the next 10 years.

Background

Before joining RMI Mady received her Phd in Sustainability from Arizona State University, where she used complex adaptive systems such as agent-based modeling and institutional analysis to study energy transition strategies. She has an affinity for clean technology development, evidenced by the startup she launched which developed a method of converting waste algae into crude oil and her time as a tech-to-market scholar at DOE ARPA-E.

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Batteries Spark Biden’s Infrastructure and Jobs Promise

President Biden’s infrastructure plan (The American Jobs Plan) aligns recovery stimulus and climate action. This is smart: experts conclude that the green stimulus delivers high returns in job creation. To date, stimulus hasn’t been that green overall globally but the US plan will make a positive difference for our nation and the planet. To reap the full benefits,…

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Now Is the Time for US Leadership on Electric Vehicles

Transportation is the United States’ largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Estimates suggest that to keep the world within 1.5°C of warming, at least one in five cars must be electric by 2030, in addition to decreasing vehicle miles traveled. Recent announcements about technology improvements and demand signals…

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Systems Mapping: A Vital Ingredient for Successful Partnerships

The number of multi-stakeholder partnerships (including organized collaborations between governments, businesses and civil society organizations) that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has rapidly expanded since 2015. Many of these partnerships are working to transform complex systems from an unsustainable to a sustainable pathway, such as moving from…

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A Million-Mile Battery: For More Than Just Electric Vehicles

With the past few years’ enormous build out of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturing plant capacity and near-term commitments to further expansions, battery storage costs continue to fall dramatically. Falling costs, coupled with improved performance, are enabling new battery applications that will dramatically accelerate the energy transition.  For…

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Massive Investment is Accelerating the Era of Clean Electrification

The age of affordable battery technology is coming faster than experts previously thought possible. Thanks to massive investment, rapid performance improvements, and falling prices, breakthrough battery technologies are poised to revolutionize the way we power our lives and organize energy systems as early as 2030. In the first half of…