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MPG for Homes—The Quest for the Best - Rocky Mountain Institute

October 3, 2017 | By<p>An mpg-like rating for homes is here. For the first time in history, people can find out the expected energy use of any home in …

Real Estate

Scaling Net-Zero Energy Homes at No Additional Up-front Cost - Rocky Mountain Institute

October 5, 2017 | By<p><b>Download our new insight brief, R-PACE: A Game-Changer for NZE Homes</b><b>, to learn more about the opportunities for state and</b> …

Real Estate

A Tidal Wave of Local Clean Energy in California - Rocky Mountain Institute

October 17, 2017 | By<p><i>Menlo Spark is an independent nonprofit working to help Menlo Park, California, become climate neutral by 2025. It is working</i> …

Renewable Energy

The Corporate Renewables Market Is Ready for Smaller Buyers - Rocky Mountain Institute

Akamai’s Texas wind power purchase shows it can be done<p>October 17, 2017 | By<p><i>This blog post is part of a series from RMI’s Business Renewables Center</i> …

Renewable Energy

The Energy Department Is Making Up Reasons Why You Need To Pay More For Dirty Energy

A new proposal from the Trump administration would require regional electric grids to keep coal plants running–even if they’re too expensive–because they’re needed to keep the power on during natural disasters. The only problem is that’s not the case.<p>In the wake of disasters like Hurricane Harvey …

Energy

Utilities Should Charge Into Electric Vehicles - Bloomberg Gadfly

While Big Oil frets about the potential for peak demand, Big Utility must be tempted to roll its eyes and say: Been there, done that.<p>It should also …

Energy

Rick Perry's plan to subsidize coal and nuclear plants does nothing to fix the U.S. power grid

Energy Secretary Rick Perry proposed a rule last week that would require electricity customers to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants that can demonstrate “fuel security,” which the rule defines as 90 days’ worth of stockpiled fuel that could be used to generate electricity in the event of a …

Energy

Choosing to Ditch the Car Commute: What Helps Office Workers Decide - Rocky Mountain Institute

October 9, 2017 | By<p>Which is more valuable, a parking spot at work or help switching to a clean and healthy commute? That is the decision Rocky …

Urban Design

Rocky Mountain Institute Hires Renewable Business Head

Read More: Rocky Mountain Institute · corporate PPAs · Walmart · Air Force<p>The Rocky Mountain Institute has hired a former assistant secretary for …

Renewable Energy

Can business save the world from climate change?

A growing number of initiatives are giving corporations the resources to help achieve global climate goals regardless of government support.

Climate

Interviews - Growth in the corporate renewables market: An interview with Ian T Kelly of the Rocky Mountain Institute Business Renewables Centre (RMI BRC)

We know that Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are making massive investments in clean energy, but now banks like Goldman Sachs are also in the game. …

Renewable Energy

Dell drives inclusion; cities champion sustainability

Notable career moves in sustainability involve city resilience, corporate diversity and renewable energy buying. Plus, a GreenBiz editor helms HuffPo.

Sustainable Business

Transforming corporate clean energy commitments into action

It's time to understand the economics of renewables, as the recent summit of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance made clear.

Renewable Energy

Press Release: Run on Less proves available techs could unlock $24 billion for N.A. trucking - Rocky Mountain Institute

About Carbon War Room<p>Carbon War Room (CWR) was founded in 2009 as a global nonprofit by Sir Richard Branson and a group of like-minded entrepreneurs. …

Royal Dutch Shell

Advanced Energy Buyers Group to Focus on Policy for Corporate Procurement

<b><br>Advanced Energy Buyers Group Brings Major Companies Together on Policies to Increase Procurement Opportunities</b><p><i><br>New group of businesses associated with</i> …

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, …

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 …

Richard Branson

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> …

Energy

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 …

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 …

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