A Brighter Energy Future on Flipboard
By Rocky Mountain Institute | All the latest in energy news from around the world, updated daily. Compiled by Rocky Mountain Institute. Find out what we're up to at www.rmi.org
Solar PV, battery storage, and other distributed energy resources (DERs) are becoming cheaper by the day. However, solar-plus-battery economics are …Electricity
One of the bigger debates in Congress last summer centered on where to find more money to put into the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), the federal …
Demand charges for commercial and industrial customers have long been a part of the electric industry. Since utilities need to build infrastructure …Electricity
Each time Uber angers customers with another surge pricing incident, or angers a city by ignoring its laws, an army of fans jump to its defense (as …Economics
Salesforce and Hilton San Francisco Union Square joined Arup, Autodesk and Genentech last week in taking a step towards a cleaner economy by jointly …San Francisco Bay Area
Renewable energy jobs grew 18% in 2014 to hit a new high of 7.7 million, led by China's dominance and growing capacity in developing economies7.7 …Cleantech
Thermoelectric materials can convert waste heat into usable power. The technology is a brilliant materials research pursuit, but it has not yet been …Energy
In a world of rampant climate destabilization and skyrocketing global carbon emissions--now about 70 percent above 1990 levels--national and global action to slash carbon emissions is long overdue.
Yet even though we already have found more fossil fuel than we can safely burn without roasting the …Environment
It was a full moon when Frank Sinatra’s hometown was struck by a hurricane named Sandy in October 2012. High tides combined with the storm surge to …Microgrid
As most Alaskans can attest, energy in The Last Frontier is expensive. The average residential electricity rate of more than 18 cents per kWh is a …Electricity
Originally published on EV Obsession. The Tesla Model S looks to be on track to match (at the least) the battery longevity performance of the …Batteries
This story originally appeared at Yale Environment 360.
Earlier this month, Ontario announced it will join the carbon cap-and trade-program that …Environment
In New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a bold new model of the electrical utility system and energy markets called Reforming the Energy …Energy
A study published earlier this week in the journal The Cryosphere found that the largest ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula is at imminent risk of …Climate Change
Quotes for large solar photovoltaic projects in sunny parts of the United States are coming in at an astounding 4.5 to 5.5 cents per kilowatt-hour. …Renewable Energy
It was hot, it was Earth Day 2015, and I was poised to walk on stage at the Dubai World Trade Center.
The occasion: the second World Green Economy …Green Living
Yet another renewable energy projects auction, this time in Turkey, has attracted an overwhelming response from project developers. Turkey, an …Wind Power
Access to electricity is crucial for sustainable economic development. Yet 1.3 billion people around the world live without basic access to …Energy
Every automaker, it seems, claims to be bringing a "Tesla-beater" to market in the next couple years. By this, they mostly mean an electric vehicle that will compete with battery-powered product from the California company on range, price, performance, or some combination thereof.
The 2018 Nissan …Tesla
Electric utilities have the potential to be the catalyst in driving the rest of the sector toward carbon reductions — if they make some serious …Climate
Tesla’s new stationary storage units have everyone talking about distributed batteries. But is the U.S. market ready for them?
This week, we’ll talk …Cleantech
On Thursday, May 7, at 12:00 p.m. MDT HOMER Energy and Rocky Mountain Institute will co-host a free webinar on costing and modeling approaches for …Batteries
I’ve spent the last month living in the hustle and bustle of San Francisco car-free. It’s a bit of a shift to go from the instant mobility of having …Transportation
Gone are the days of commercially-viable electric vehicles being limited to the realm of flashy sports roadsters and passenger cars. The work-a-day …Electric Vehicles
Published on May 6th, 2015 | by Tina Casey
May 6th, 2015 by Tina Casey
No, it’s not driverless, so relax. Daimler Trucks North America is billing its …Car Tech
In late March 2015, RMI hosted the second annual eLab Accelerator. Described as a bootcamp for electricity innovation, the four-day intensive work …Energy
Published on May 5th, 2015 | by Anand Upadhyay
May 5th, 2015 by Anand Upadhyay
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission announced net-metering …Net Metering
Last year was a record year for solar in the United States. The overall solar market grew 30 percent over 2013, and accounted for a third of all new …Solar Power
How did Sharp Development measure the success of its deep retrofit investment of a 1970s-era Class C building in Silicon Valley? Although energy …Investing