A Brighter Energy Future

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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> …

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 …

Asia

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 …

Asia

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

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> …

Global Perspectives

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 …

Queensland

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 …

Energy storage

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 …

Energy

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 …

Employment

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 …

Energy

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 …

Energy

If utilities moved to the cloud, would they use more renewables?

The cloud has been a game changer for various industries looking to embrace digitization. In the context of energy, it has the potential to …

Utilities

How net-zero buildings impact the grid

Buildings account for nearly 40 percent of U.S. carbon emissions (PDF). This means that low emission buildings must be part of our clean sustainable …

Energy

Xcel Energy proposes $562M grid management system, smart meter upgrade

Dive Brief:<p>Xcel Energy has filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for approval to build a $562 million advanced grid project that …

Energy

IMT and RMI’s New Green Lease Tools Help Tenants Compare Building Performance

A typical search for office space can require combing through hundreds of listings and running the numbers on rent, utility costs, insurance, and …

In Olympics opening ceremony, Brazil goes big on climate change

Amid the pomp and circumstance of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on Friday, in between the fireworks and musical acts, the costumed performers and the camera shots of Gisele Bundchen dancing giddily alongside her fellow Brazilians in the crowd, came a more somber message.<p>In primetime, …

Climate Change

Virgin Australia’s sustainability plans are taking flight

Virgin Unite, Virgin Australia Group,sustainability<p>Virgin Unite, Virgin Australia, sustainability, report, 2015, environment<p>Richard Branson and …

Virgin Australia

VERGE 16

Sustainability

Schneider Electric switches on renewables research network

Add another bookmark to the list of online resources catering to organizations interested in researching renewable energy projects — this one backed …

Clean technology