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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We Cannot Afford to Stifle Innovation by Enforcing Outdated Notions of “Baseload” Power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

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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 …

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 …

Clean Energy

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 …

Housing

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 …

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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> …

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 …

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 …

As A Service

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 …

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 …

The Promise of Platform-based Grids

Platform business models have redefined the modern economy. From titans of personal computing and e-commerce like Apple and Amazon, to ubiquitous …

Boulder Commons Sets New Standard for Net-Zero Leases

Just two miles from downtown Boulder, Colorado, a new net-zero energy (NZE) development is under construction: Boulder Commons. The project consists …

Rate-Design Best Practices for Public Electric-Vehicle Chargers

Public direct current fast chargers (DCFC) are anticipated to play an important role in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) and in …

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 …

Solar minigrids to unlock $740 million energy market in sub-Saharan Africa

With Weaker Fuel Economy Standards, Everyone Loses, Including U.S. Automakers

On Wednesday [March 15, 2017] in Detroit, beneath a vast American flag, President Trump answered 17 automakers’ call to reopen the Mid-Term Review of …

Bringing Energy Efficiency into the 21st Century

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

Rocky Mountain Institute Issues Request for Proposals to Bring Solar...

Proposed installation of 16.75 MW solar portfolio for six rural Colorado electric cooperatives.(PRWeb March 14, 2017)Read the full story at …