Elon Musk has a plan to power the whole world with clean, renewable energy

Glenn strongly believes that many of the solutions to the problems facing the world can be found in Silicon Valley, a place where business and creativity intersect to drive innovation. Inventor and entrepreneur Elon Musk may just be the embodiment of that idea, having built companies revolutionizing the automobile industry and space travel.

But Musk doesn’t want to just power your car — he wants to provide clean, renewable energy to the whole world. Thursday night, he laid out a bold vision for the future and how Tesla Energy will be a part of it.

"The issue with existing batteries is that they suck," Musk said. "They are expensive, unreliable and bad in every way."

Tesla is going to fix that.

The first product Musk revealed was the PowerWall, a home battery system that can store energy from renewable sources like solar or wind power. A battery can be used to power home appliances during the event of an outage, or can be combined with additional batteries (up to nine) to take a home completely off the grid.

"Our goal here is to change the way the world uses energy at an extreme scale," Musk told reporters.

The batteries will solve a key issue with renewable energy sources like solar power - their intermittent energy generation. "The sun does not shine at night," he joked.

Musk believes these batteries could revolutionize the developing world in the same way that cell phones have connected people across the globe who aren't serviced by traditional landlines and wired internet connections. A person in a remote area could use the battery to store energy collected from solar panels or other power sources that aren't part of the traditional grid system.

"Being able to just have this solution that just works wherever you are is going to be incredibly helpful to people who don't have electricity today," he said.

Musk also unveiled the PowerPack, infinitely scaleable to power entire cities and beyond.

Musk said that 160 million battery packs could transition the United States to be fully solar powered, and 900 million units you could "make all electricity generation in the world renewable". With 2 billion PowerPacks, all transport, heating, and electricity generation could be solar-powered.

"This is within the power of humanity to do," Musk said, pointing out that there are 2 billion vehicles on the road that are refreshed over twenty years. "It is not impossible, it is something that we can do."

The patents for the batteries and the factories that make them are all open source, and Musk believes other companies will join Tesla to make his dream a reality.

Watch the keynote below:

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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