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GM Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2050

GM pledges to source global electricity from wind, sun and landfill gas, joins RE100<p><b>DETROIT</b> – General Motors plans to generate or source all …

We're Nearing Peak Car Ownership

Buy your cars now: After 2021, the personal vehicle will be in decline.<p>Millennials have fundamentally different attitudes to cars than their parents. Purchases of vehicles by the 18-to-34 age group are down from previous generations (some of this might be because they're too poor to afford cars) …

Transportation

Peak Car Ownership

<b>Personal vehicles have dominated the U.S. mobility system for nearly 100 years. But we are now in the formative stages of a powerful confluence of</b> …

Spark: Research Release: An Energy Roadmap for China

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser.<p>Late last week, China and the U.S. announced that they are formally joining the Paris …

World

A Necessary Low-Carbon Development Strategy for Chinese Buildings

China has, through tradition and frugality, naturally adopted a definition of what constitutes a comfortable indoor temperature that requires less …

Asia

Minnesota Charts a Path Toward a Clean, Affordable, and Resilient Energy System

For decades, Minnesota has been a leader in energy innovation, beginning in 1980 with its Conservation Improvement Program Statute, through its 2007 …

Energy

An Energy Roadmap for China

<b>CHINA EMITS MORE CARBON THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY AND USES ALMOST HALF OF THE WORLD'S COAL.</b><p><b>BUT THE OUTLOOK DOESN'T HAVE TO BE DIRE.</b><p>Together with the …

Today, the U.S. joined China in taking a major step forward in the global effort to combat climate change.

President Obama: The United States Formally Enters the Paris Agreement<p>Last December, more than 190 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, the most …

Clearing the Air in China

Rocky Mountain Institute works with China to peak carbon emissions early and low, and to follow a clean energy pathway for its large and growing …

RMI’s Innovation Center

5 Reasons It’s the Office of the Future<p><i>By</i> <i>Kelly Vaughn</i><i>, Marketing Manager at Rocky Mountain Institute.</i><p>The RMI community is still celebrating the …

The Future

33 Years of Impact

Longtime staffer Michael Kinsley retires. His influence carries on<p><i>Interviewed by</i> <i>Laurie Guevara-Stone</i><i>, Writer/Editor at Rocky Mountain Institute.</i><p>When …

Sustainability

Affordable, Clean Electricity for All

Rocky Mountain Institute’s work in sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean improves people’s well-being<p><i>By Allyn Harvey, a freelance writer and public</i> …

A Partner’s Perspective

Mr. Dai Yande<p><i>Interviewed by</i> <i>Kitty Bu</i><i>, Communications Director of RMI’s China Program.</i><p>S<i>olutions Journal</i> is pleased to have recently had the opportunity …

Global Perspective

Maria van der Hoeven on energy security, energy access, and collaboration<p><i>Interviewed by</i> <i>Laurie Guevara-Stone</i><i>, Writer/Editor at Rocky Mountain</i> …

Recipe for Lasting Change

John “Mac” McQuown on what makes RMI tick<p><i>By</i> <i>David Labrador</i><i>, Writer/Editor at Rocky Mountain Institute.</i><p>John “Mac” McQuown knows a thing or two about …

RMI-CWR in Brief

News From Around the Institute<p>CLEAN ENERGY FOR LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS IN NEW YORK<p>In June, RMI held the third meeting of the NY Change Lab, an …

Energy

Soft Energy Paths

Lessons of the First 40 Years<p><i>Article written by</i> <i>Amory B. Lovins</i><i>, cofounder, chief scientist, and chairman emeritus of Rocky Mountain Institute.</i><p>When …

Energy

Global Opportunity

Expanding Our Impact in China, Africa, the Caribbean, and Beyond<p><i>Written by</i> <i>Jules Kortenhorst</i><i>, CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute.</i> <i>Follow Jules on Twitter</i> …

Solutions Journal Summer 2016 – Medium

First Australian Commercial EV Fast-Charging Stations Rolled Out In Queensland

<b>Published on</b> August 16th, 2016 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>0<p>August 16th, 2016 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>Originally published on <i>RenewEconomy</i>.<br>By Sophie …

Australia

Quiz: How much do you know about the Carbon War Room?

The Carbon War Room is an independent non-profit that works to accelerate the adoption of business solutions that reduce carbon emissions and advance …

Energy Storage Is Finally Finding Its Way

Energy storage in commercial buildings will become more common in the future. Image source: Stem.<p>Energy storage is coming in a big way in the U.S. and around the world, but before it does, the industry needs to figure out how installing batteries is going to make customers money. Building batteries …

The end of the personal vehicle is near

(<i>Sean Maher / For the Camera</i>)<p>Last week, I sat in on the Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) meeting for a presentation by E.J. Klock-McCook from the …

Transportation

Renewable Energy Shines Within the Mining Sector

Greater scrutiny needs to be placed on the mining industry's energy use, if millions of dollars are to not be wasted, according to global non-profit …

Mining

Capturing the Full Benefits of Demand Flexibility

Demand flexibility—allowing household devices like HVAC systems and smart appliances to interact with the electric grid in response to real-time …

Energy

Careers

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)—an independent nonprofit founded in 1982—transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure …

To Get to Net Zero, Think Bigger

The World Green Building Council (WGBC) just launched a revolutionary project calling for all buildings to reach net zero by 2050 in an action plan …

Solar and Wind Manufacturing is Thriving in the USA. Why don't mainstream reporters know?

Solar Contagion and Lessons for Other Energy Upgrades

What makes solar power contagious, and can home energy upgrades spread the same way? Solar is spreading like a reinvented fire. See the dropping …