Just a quick heads up: I'll be livechatting with Treehugger.com's Mat McDermott at 3:30 p.m. Eastern. You can watch in that box up there. We'll be talking mostly about my book and the history of renewable energy.
Alexis C. Madrigal is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.