A Brighter Energy Future

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A Consortium Approach to Transit Data Interoperability

<b>TODAY’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IS CHARACTERIZED LARGELY BY PRIVATELY OWNED, INDIVIDUALLY DRIVEN, GAS-POWERED VEHICLES THAT SIT UNUSED 95 PERCENT OF</b> …

Transit

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

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

As Drivers Embrace Electric Vehicles, A Guide to How Regulators Can Respond

This report is available for download here.<p>It’s a great time to be in the market for an electric vehicle (EV). Customers have never had as many EV …

Electric Vehicles

Driving Integration: Regulatory Responses to Electric Vehicle Growth

<b>A wide range of market actors have roles in EV integration onto the grid</b> <b>—</b> <b>and coordination amongst many of them will be required to enable optimized,</b> …

Lessons from a Landmark Aggregated Energy Deal

<i>The sunny Boston skyline.</i><p>This week, a world-class university, the largest Level 1 trauma center in New England, and a parking facility in the center …

Energy

When It Comes to Buildings and Climate Change, Colorado Matters

Colorado regularly tops the list of most active and “fittest” states in the U.S. We love to hike, bike, ski, and really do anything outdoors. So do …

Colorado

Getting to Net-Zero Carbon in Multifamily Homes

Consumers wanting to undertake a deep energy retrofit of a home currently face a challenging process that involves multiple complex steps, as shown …

Energy

NEWS: Saint Lucia Energy Roadmap Looks to a New Energy Future

By Carbon War Room<p>Share<p>There is no Planet B™<p>Carbon War …

Energy

Accelerator Teams Are Defining a New Era of Utility Relationships

<i>Attendees at Accelerator 2015</i><p><i>In April 2016, RMI hosted the third annual eLab Accelerator. (Applications are now being accepted for eLab Accelerator</i> …

Energy

Paris Climate Agreement: The Need for Speed

This week, a number of European countries will submit paperwork to the United Nations formally binding them to the Paris Agreement, raising the tally …

Paris

Spark: In From the Beginning

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser.<p>One of RMI’s earliest and strongest supporters is still a strong help, guiding and …

The road to clean energy in Rwanda

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) …

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 …

China

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 …

China

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 …

China

President Obama: The United States Formally Enters the Paris Agreement

Today, the U.S. joined China in taking a major step forward in the global effort to combat climate change.<p>Last December, more than 190 countries …

Paris

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 …

China

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 …

Innovation

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> …

Energy

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 …

China

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> …

Environment

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 …

Learning