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Madeline Tyson

Senior Associate
  • Carbon-free Cities and States

Madeline (Mady) Tyson, Phd is a Senior Associate on the Emerging Solutions and Cities Teams, 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.


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.

Authored Works
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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…

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Envisioning the Rural Electric System of the Future

In September 2018, experts from across the electricity industry gathered at RMI’s e–Lab Summit to discuss the most important emerging trends and opportunities. This blog outlines takeaways from the Transforming Rural Electric Supply group. The rural electric system—like the rest of the US electric system—was designed to capture economies…