Forget the Dow, here are the numbers that mattered this week
Follow the Dow, and the economic forecast looks pretty black right about now. But in the midst of the old economy’s failure, a new one continues to shine brightly on the horizon. Here’s a rosy forecast from the MNN weather desk and a bullish report on the green economy. Let’s call it the MNN Innovation Index.
- 24kwh: This is the amount of energy a Nissan Leaf’s battery can store, enough to power the average Japanese home for two days
- 35 to 49 minutes: The average amount more exercise people get each week when they live in walkable neighborhoods.
- 10,000 sq. ft.: The size of a Walmart Express opened last week in Chicago. This is less than a 10th the size of the typical Walmart Supercenter and indicates that even the world’s largest retailer now sees the wisdom of human-scale urban development.