Mother Earth Monday: Elon Musk to save the world – just don’t ask how!

Don’t look behind that curtain, because over the weekend Tesla Motors and space entrepreneur Elon Musk showed how he intends to save the planet, sort of.  He explained that fossil fuels are icky, as we all know.  He explained that sunlight is abundant and free. Yes, Elon, go on.  He told us that the issue wasn’t collecting enough energy but rather, that saving it was the problem. Batteries!  That is what will save the world.  And not just any old “ugly” batteries from your grandad’s Five and Dime, but his special power wall product, specifically, of course.  But what makes these batteries so much better than current technology?  They are pretty.  What makes his batteries less damaging to the environment than current technologies?  Not sayin’.

So what is the deal Mr. Musk? How are your pretty batteries any better?  I mean, solar sounds great, and your presentation was right up there next to a Steve Jobs production, but all I feel is sunshine being blasted up my…