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Trump Critics on Climate Policy Hope Executives Can Sway Him

Jeffrey R. Immelt, General Electric’s chief executive, says climate change is real, a position at odds with the Trump administration.<p>As a member of a White House manufacturing advisory council, he also has President Trump’s ear. And environmentalists are counting on Mr. Immelt, and other executives …

Climate

Big business sees the promise of clean energy

PITY America’s big businesses. For years their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint were dismissed by environmentalists as “greenwashing”. Now, …

Renewable Energy

How B2B Partnerships Help Brands Drive Responsible Business

Some of the world’s biggest brands — Walmart, Unilever, Nike, Apple, Heineken and more — have committed to reducing corporate greenhouse gas emissions.<p>While setting targets and cleaning up internal operations are necessary steps in the right direction, true global sustainability isn’t something a …

Sustainability

The Latest Trends in Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement

We're entering a new era in corporate renewable energy purchasing. The space has grown exponentially and diversified significantly since Google and …

Renewable Energy

Amplified Impact

Sir Richard Branson on RMI’s evolution and clean energy<p><i>Interviewed by</i> <i>Cindie Baker</i><i>, editorial director at Rocky Mountain Institute</i><p>One of the world’s …

Energy

RMI In Brief

News From Around the Institute<p>RECOGNITION FOR AN OUTSTANDING RMI ENGINEER<p>Congratulations to RMI’s own Kaitlyn Bunker, Ph.D., who was awarded …

Energy

Taking Stock

35 Years of Influence… and Counting<p>By Amory B. Lovins, cofounder, chief scientist, and chairman emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute.<p>This year, as …

Energy

The Past Is Prologue

35 years of impact have set the stage for accelerating the energy revolution<p><i>By</i> <i>Jules Kortenhorst</i><i>, chief executive officer at Rocky Mountain …

Innovation

Beyond Energy Efficiency—Using the Power of Data to Find the Cleanest Hours of the Day - Rocky Mountain Institute

June 29, 2017 | By<p><i>This blog, which details Microsoft’s exciting partnership with RMI’s new subsidiary, WattTime, originally appeared on Microsoft</i> …

Energy

The Grid Needs a Symphony, Not a Shouting Match - Rocky Mountain Institute

We Cannot Afford to Stifle Innovation by Enforcing Outdated Notions of “Baseload” Power<p>June 12, 2017 | By<p><i>For more detail on the topics covered in</i> …

35 Years of Bold Steps in the Clean Energy Race: Part 3 - Rocky Mountain Institute

An Interview with Amory Lovins and Jules Kortenhorst<p>June 6, 2017 | By<p>As RMI celebrates our 35th anniversary as a nonprofit organization, we are in a …

A New Era of U.S. Climate Action - Rocky Mountain Institute

June 6, 2017 | By<p>A new era of U.S. climate action has dawned. In the four short days since President Trump announced his intent to withdraw from the …

Climate

Rocky Mountain Institute

RMI Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement<p>June 1, 2017 | By<p>Friends,<p>We are greatly disappointed in President Trump’s decision to pull …

Climate

35 Years of Bold Steps in the Clean Energy Race: Part 2 - Rocky Mountain Institute

An Interview with Amory Lovins and Jules Kortenhorst<p>May 31, 2017 | By<p>As RMI celebrates our 35th anniversary as a nonprofit organization, we are in a …

Renewable Energy

Power Protector: How Blockchains Can Bolster the Grid’s Cyber-Defense - Rocky Mountain Institute

May 17, 2017 | By<p>The past week’s ransomware saga is a potent reminder of just how vulnerable our information and data is to cyber-threats. But it’s …

Cybersecurity

Thinking Outside the Bulb: Innovative Companies Switch on Lumens as a Service - Rocky Mountain Institute

May 23, 2017 | By<p>The transition to low-cost, highly efficient clean energy technology is being accelerated by an accompanying revolution in …

35 Years of Bold Steps in the Clean Energy Race: Part 1 - Rocky Mountain Institute

An Interview with Amory Lovins and Jules Kortenhorst<p>May 25, 2017 | By<p>As RMI celebrates our 35-year anniversary as a nonprofit organization, we are in …

Renewable Energy

Does Wasting Home Heating Make You See (Infra)red? - Rocky Mountain Institute

May 23, 2017 | By<p>Have you ever wanted x-ray vision, or to see the hidden features of your home? The City of Vancouver has launched a new effort to …

Insight Brief Release: How to Scale Home Energy Financing Products - Rocky Mountain Institute

Making Sense and Cents of Available Options<p>May 2, 2017 | By<p>For homeowners making a decision about how to finance a home purchase, options are …

Mortgages

Rocky Mountain Institute

Transforming Business Leaders Into Clean Energy Experts<p>The Business Renewables Center Buyer’s Bootcamp<p>May 3, 2017 | By<p><i>Guest author Richard Profit is</i> …

Renewable Energy

How Safe Are Self-Driving Cars? - Rocky Mountain Institute

Waymo Proves They’re Pretty Darn Safe<p>May 1, 2017 | By<p>On Tuesday, Waymo (formerly called Google’s Self Driving Car program) announced a bold new step …

Transportation

Lumens as a Service: The Multibillion-Dollar Market Opportunity Explained - Rocky Mountain Institute

May 4, 2017 | By<p>In recent years, building owners and property managers have been inundated with information about how they should invest in advanced …

Better Energy Will Lead to Greater Prosperity: The Energy Transitions Commission Makes Its Case

While the U.S. administration continues to surprise the world by focusing on bringing back coal, elsewhere in the world momentum toward a low-carbon …

Why Are We Saving Electricity Only Half As Fast As Fuels?

Something very odd is happening in the U.S. energy system, and hardly anyone has noticed.<p>To make a dollar of real GDP in 2016, the U.S. used 65% less oil than in 1975 (despite 26 years’ stagnation in new autos’ efficiency), 65% less directly used natural gas (direct fuel or feedstock, not …

Energy

eLab Accelerator Projects Sustain Hope for Clean Energy Innovation

Anyone reading the news knows that clean energy isn’t getting much support at the federal level these days. As President Trump moves to unravel the …

Letting Customers Lead Us to a 21st-Century Electricity Grid

From Hawaiian homeowners to large customers in the Nevada desert to government fleet managers in cities across the U.S., customers are beginning to …

The BRC and Second Nature: Bringing Renewable Energy to Campuses Nationwide

Renewable energy is truly having its moment in the sun. One doesn’t have to look hard to find solar panels on the neighbors’ roofs, majestic wind …

We Need to Enhance Property Assessed Clean Energy Instead of Bringing It to a Standstill

The unique characteristics of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) make it an important market enabler for home performance solutions that deliver …

What’s Driving the Cost of Residential Solar-Plus-Storage Systems?

The residential solar-plus-storage market has certainly received a lot of attention in recent months. With the release of new, lower-cost products …

Architects Show Leadership in Addressing Climate Change

Architects have a big responsibility for the role the built environment plays in climate change. Globally, buildings consume 35 percent of all energy …