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Teaching Buildings to Swim in a Sea of Data

We have long used data to improve our buildings’ performance, and to inform building planning and operations. Building automation systems have …


A Leap Ahead for Energy Efficient Homes Down Under

Last month REA Group—the global online real estate advertising company and owner of realestate.com.au—launched Energy Scores on its popular real …

Real Estate

Drive Electric Hawaii celebrates the state’s 5,000th EV

As the Aloha State registers its 5,000th EV, a new group has been formed to accelerate the adoption of EVs and coordinate integration with renewable …


“CARMA” — An EV Adoption Framework For US Auto Buyers

Remember a few short years ago when the hot debate was whether cars in the future would be predominantly powered by fuel cells versus batteries? And …

Electric Vehicles

A New Era Gets Fueled Up

With biojet and unleaded avgas coming onto the market, what do airports and FBOs need to do to be prepared?


2016 was the year that…

What a long, strange trip it’s been.<p>And while we’re paying homage to the Grateful Dead, the year just ending felt like a drawn-out jam session, the …


How Rocky Mountain Institute is catalysing efficient buildings

Pathways to 1.5°C: Market-driven, transformative solutions to combat climate change

<b>Co-written with James Newcomb, MD and Aman Chitkara, Snr Associate, Rocky Mountain Institute</b><p>What if the real momentum in actions to address climate change in the years ahead comes from voluntary decisions by customers, communities, corporations, and other institutions to choose clean and affordable …

Climate Change

Resilience through Clean Energy for a Mission-Ready Air Force

<i>In late April 2016, RMI hosted the third annual eLab Accelerator. Described as a boot camp for electricity innovation, the four-day intensive work</i> …


China to plow $361 billion into renewable fuel by 2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will plow 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, the country's energy agency said on Thursday, as the world's largest energy market continues to shift away from dirty coal power towards cleaner fuels.<p>The investment will create over 13 …


Scientists say the global ocean circulation may be more vulnerable to shutdown than we thought

Intense future climate change could have a far different impact on the world than current models predict, suggests a thought-provoking new study just out in the journal Science Advances. If atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were to double in the future, it finds, a major ocean current — one …

Climate Change

The 13 top energy developments of 2016

While certain events in the past year may have had some people scratching their heads, we can look back on 2016 with a lot of gratitude. We’re not …


World heat shatters records in 2016 in new sign of global warming

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the hottest on record by a wide margin, with temperatures creeping close to a ceiling set by almost 200 nations for limiting global warming, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Thursday.<p>The data are the first of the New Year to confirm many …

World News

Modernizing the Electricity System in Minnesota

<i><br>In April 2016, RMI hosted the third annual eLab Accelerator. (Applications are now being accepted for eLab Accelerator 2017.) Described as a boot</i> …


A Rural Electric Cooperative Sets a 100% Renewables Target

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) has long been a proponent of supplying its 29,000 customers in northern New Mexico with renewable energy. The …


Greening the Pot Industry

On November 8, voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Maine voted to legalize recreational marijuana, joining Colorado, Washington, Oregon, …


Helping developing economies leapfrog straight to the energy revolution


Hope has two beautiful daughters: Anger and Courage

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Getting to Zero Carbon in Menlo Park

What happens when a small Silicon Valley city flanked by Stanford University and Facebook Headquarters sets its sites on a climate neutral future? A …


Top 13 Clean Energy Developments of 2016

While certain events in the past year may have had some people scratching their heads, we can look back on 2016 with a lot of gratitude. We’re not …


Energy Department Launches Zero Energy Schools Accelerator

Six school districts & two states are among first aiming to make zero energy schools mainstream<p>As a part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut …

In Motor City, a Rising Industry Keeps the Lights On

General Motors (GM), one of the world’s largest automotive companies, is bringing new energy to Detroit these days—literally. Just a week after the …


Making the Global Energy Transition a Success

Cleantech companies and investors are now a large global force, creating jobs and wealth. What if they had a platform where they could network and …


Data Interoperability Enables Mobility as a Service

<i>Download the report, Collaborating Toward Data Interoperability for Mobility Transformation here</i>.<p>Imagine a scenario in which people can travel via a …

Big Data

Spark: Data Interoperability Enables Mobility as a Service

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser.<p>Imagine a scenario in which people can travel via a wide variety of mobility options …


A Consortium Approach to Transit Data Interoperability



Islands Energy Program

The Islands Energy Program guides island governments and utilities to define and achieve their energy visions. The Program aims to accelerate the …

Turks and Caicos

NEWS: Maersk, Cargill, and 49 Others From Industry Call on International Maritime Organization to Set Ambitious Emissions Objective

Climate Change

NEWS: New Partnership with Carbon War Room and SkyNRG Makes Seattle-Tacoma International Airport the World's First Airport to Proactively Explore Long-Term Financing for Sustainable Aviation Fuels