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The award-winning energy documentary series is back with 12 all-new episodes, featuring discussions about the future of energy in the Canada and North America.

In season one, the Rational Middle Energy Series created a series of short documentary films to look at the energy challenges we face – from extraction to consumption and its impact on our civilization and environment including perhaps the most important, climate change. The series was called “engaging,” “robust,” and “catalyzing” by experts and journalists across the country and is being used in classrooms, town halls, company boardrooms, and political offices alike with the goal of jumpstarting discussions around how to move forward to a cleaner, more sustainable energy mix.

In season two, the films will dive deeper into subjects like transportation, efficiency/conservation, renewables, and natural gas to begin looking for answers that will allow us to begin solving problems and moving forward with the infinite possibilities afforded us by technological advancement, policy action, and sheer will of humanity.

To celebrate the launch of the new season, Rational Middle director Gregory Kallenberg will be hosting a live Google Hangout event on Tuesday, November 5th at 2pm CST which will include the premiere of "Canada’s Way Forward: Finding a Path to the Energy Future," a 12-minute documentary short film followed by a panel discussion featuring a host of experts and your questions, in the spirit of open discussion where everyone can participate.

Check back soon for more details. In the meantime, enjoy this trailer and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ using the hashtag #rationalmiddle!
Google Hangout: Rational Middle Energy Series Canada Premiere
Tue, November 5, 2013, 3:00 PM
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Join us today at 2pm CST for a chat with energy experts and a new short documentary about #renewable   #energy   #rationalmiddle  
 
The award-winning energy documentary series is back with 12 all-new episodes, featuring discussions about the future of energy in the United States and North America.

In season one, the Rational Middle Energy Series created a series of short documentary films to look at the energy challenges we face – from extraction to consumption and its impact on our civilization and environment including perhaps the most important, climate change. The series was called “engaging,” “robust,” and “catalyzing” by experts and journalists across the country and is being used in classrooms, town halls, company boardrooms, and political offices alike with the goal of jumpstarting discussions around how to move forward to a cleaner, more sustainable energy mix.

In season two, the films will dive deeper into subjects like transportation, efficiency/conservation, renewables, and natural gas to begin looking for answers that will allow us to begin solving problems and moving forward with the infinite possibilities afforded us by technological advancement, policy action, and sheer will of humanity.

To celebrate the launch of the new season, Rational Middle director Gregory Kallenberg will be hosting a live Google Hangout event on Tuesday, September 17th at 2pm CST which will include the premiere of “The Future of Renewables” a 15-minute short-doc followed by a panel discussion featuring a host of experts and your questions, in the spirit of open discussion where everyone can participate.

Check back soon for more details. In the meantime, enjoy this trailer and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Rational Middle Energy Series: Season 2 Premiere Event
Tue, September 17, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
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Water heated by increase in water temperature causes power plant to shut down when it's needed most. http://ow.ly/o4CYA
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The future of battery tech, chronicled.
 
This week, we've been highlighting the wind industry's record growth. As we continue to incorporate more renewable energy into the grid, energy storage technologies like batteries will be key to providing a continuous flow of clean energy even when the wind isn’t blowing.

Watch the video below to find out how our capacity to store energy at grid-scale might be here sooner than we think!
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When the average American family wakes up every day, they may not be thinking of the energy they use. Take a peek inside the #energy life of the Corder Family and see how it stacks against you!
When the Corders wake up each morning, they do the things we all do: They turn on the lights, brew a cup of coffee, and read the morning paper. Between Lisa and Jerald along with their two kids, Adele and Wyatt, the time spent travelling to work, school, extracurriculars and coming home to powerful computers, TVs, and a comfortable temperature, this family is everything most families are. What sets the Corders apart is the fact that they let the ...
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The Google Hangout Rational Middle Energy Series feed is LIVE. Stay tuned. We're about to be on the air... Rational Middle Energy Series - Season 2 Premiere
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The award-winning energy documentary series is back with 12 all-new episodes, featuring discussions about the future of energy in the United States and North America.

In season one, the Rational Middle Energy Series created a series of short documentary films to look at the energy challenges we face – from extraction to consumption and its impact on our civilization and environment including perhaps the most important, climate change. The series was called “engaging,” “robust,” and “catalyzing” by experts and journalists across the country and is being used in classrooms, town halls, company boardrooms, and political offices alike with the goal of jumpstarting discussions around how to move forward to a cleaner, more sustainable energy mix.

In season two, the films will dive deeper into subjects like transportation, efficiency/conservation, renewables, and natural gas to begin looking for answers that will allow us to begin solving problems and moving forward with the infinite possibilities afforded us by technological advancement, policy action, and sheer will of humanity.

To celebrate the launch of the new season, Rational Middle director Gregory Kallenberg will be hosting a live Google Hangout event on Tuesday, September 17th at 2pm CST which will include the premiere of “The Future of Renewables” a 15-minute short-doc followed by a panel discussion featuring a host of experts and your questions, in the spirit of open discussion where everyone can participate.

Check back soon for more details. In the meantime, enjoy this trailer and join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Rational Middle Energy Series: Season 2 Premiere Event
Tue, September 17, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT
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Really excited about this season! Gregory Kallenberg has a special gift when it comes to story telling . Every video captures the unaltered perspectives of real people. We all have a stake in creating a better future and this series has allowed me to realize this!
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It's Friday and its hot. Use a fan instead of as much AC.
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It may look cramped, but this sucker gets 400+ miles per trip on a sunny day.
 
The world's first solar-powered family car is here!

Vehicle can travel 420 miles on a sunny day and creates TWICE as much energy as it uses

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A series of short films exploring our energy issues and the challenges we face.
Introduction
As important to our lives as energy is, we seem to spend a lot of time either dismissing it or arguing about where it should come from. With all the different emotions, concerns and motives involved, it can be hard to make sense of the noise and rhetoric and get a balanced view of energy issues.

We have an opportunity to step back and take a thoughtful look at the current energy challenge. Let’s consider a new path to a cleaner energy future. This path invites open discussion and offers everyone willing to work on a solution a place at the table. It is the Rational Middle movement, and its voice is captured in the Rational Middle Energy Series.

Brought to you by the team that produced the acclaimed energy documentary "Haynesville," the Rational Middle Energy Series is a series of short films exploring energy topics with titles from “What’s at Stake” to “A Day in Our Energy Life” to “The Great Transition”. The series will launch this summer —but you can get a preview right here.

It’s time we start working on the energy future. It’s time for the Rational Middle.

Please help spread the word on the Rational Middle Energy Series, and bring your friends into this important conversation.

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The Rational Middle Energy Series is sponsored by Shell Oil Company (Shell).
The views expressed as part of the Rational Middle Energy Series may not necessarily reflect the views of Shell or any of its affiliates.
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