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Aug 21, 2012

(Video) eLab is Setting the Course for a New Electricity Paradigm


Rapid innovation and change, cooperation and conflict, are occurring at the “seams” in the electricity sector where no single stakeholder or industry group can control the outcome.

The most important new source of competitive advantage in today’s rapidly changing electricity sector is not technology or market position, it’s the ability of innovators to work efficiently and effectively in complex multi-stakeholder environments.

But shifting the electricity sector will require engagement across traditional institutional boundaries.

“We think that eLab is a new model of innovation and collaboration,” said Lena Hansen, RMI electricity principal. “It’s not a typical project. It’s not something that we’ve done before or that anyone has really done before. I think it has a real shot at doing something different that can move the system forward.”

Watch now and learn:

  • Why “business as usual” is the biggest threat to changing our balkanized electricity system
  • How collaboration on shared issues is key to shifting complex systems
  • How eLab is focused on action—not just talk

What do you think it will take to change our electricity system to one that is cleaner, more reliable, and customer-friendly?

Let us know via the comments below, on our Facebook wall, or on Twitter.

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August 23, 2012

If you're interested in what may be coming up in the, perhaps not so distant, future look at www.peswiki.com . This site covers what a lot of inventors around the world are trying to do to make life better for all of us. It's a lively website that covers all sorts of ideas, some reallt good and exciting and some not so much. At any rate I wanted to let you know about it if for no other reason than to help spread the word to a wider audience.
Dave I.

August 23, 2012

I think it's vital that the country develop a policy, then get going on it, with the same determination that was shown during the years after the Attack on Pearl Harbor.

By the way what has become of the battery exchange that was instituted in Israel some time ago, to eliminate long periods of charging batteries. Is it working, And how is Bloom energy doing?

August 26, 2012

The eLab initiative is a great idea, and just the sort of thing that RMI can help facilitate effectively. I wish there was more substantive dialog in the current presidential race regarding a realistic and sustainable energy future, but in the absence of leadership from our "leaders", we need the team at RMI to keep us moving in the right direction. Please keep up the great work!

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