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Electrification 101: How Fleets & Utilities Can Work Together to Unlock Electrified Transportation

Fleets and utilities can become leaders in the emerging vehicle electrification space by working together to drive proactive grid investments. The Electrification 101 series explores the challenges and opportunities that a rapidly electrifying transportation sector presents for the power grid, offering solutions to support proactive grid planning for oncoming EV … [continued]

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America’s Largest-Ever Clean Energy Investment For Low-Income Communities

The EPA has announced $20 billion of Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund awards. Here’s what you need to know about the program — and what comes next. America’s largest-ever clean energy investment in low-income and disadvantaged communities will soon be deployed. Leveraged effectively, this investment — $20 billion from the EPA-administered … [continued]

RMI & 5 Global Banks Launch The Pegasus Guidelines — A Voluntary Emissions Measurement &…

RMI, in cooperation with leading global banks—BNP Paribas, Citi, Crédit Agricole CIB, Societe Generale, and Standard Chartered—and in consultation with industry, experts, and additional financial institutions has developed a first-of-its-kind framework to enable banks to measure and disclose their aviation lending portfolios’ emissions in a consistent and comprehensive manner. Today, RMI … [continued]

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ACT Now: How the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule Will Impact The Electric Grid & Fleets

Annually, trucks in the United States move 10 billion tons of goods over 300 billion miles. This travel emits more than 400 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent — 23 percent of the US transportation sector’s carbon footprint. With this sizeable contribution to emissions, electrifying medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles will … [continued]

Dominica Announces Solar & Battery Storage Solutions for Primary Schools to Build Energy Resilience &…

Solar and battery storage systems provide energy access on and off the grid to ensure reliable electricity flows even during critical disruptions. Roseau Valley, Dominica — The Island of Dominica came one step closer toward its goal of becoming a fully climate-resilient nation with two new solar microgrids. The Dominica … [continued]

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States Can Quantify the Benefits of Climate-Friendly Transportation Options With RMI’s Smarter MODES Calculator

RMI’s Smarter Mobility Options for Decarbonization, Equity, and Safety (Smarter MODES) Calculator helps decision makers visualize the pollution reduction, cost cutting, and life-saving potential of expanded transportation choices that enable efficient, convenient, and car-free trips. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) are positioned to significantly reduce transportation pollution, not just with their own … [continued]

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Transforming the US Steel Industry: A Great Lakes Memo Series

Advancing Policies and Infrastructure to Support Near-Zero-Emissions Steel Production in the Great Lakes Region. The Great Lakes region, spanning from Minnesota to Pennsylvania, is a steel manufacturing powerhouse, accounting for 60% of all steel production capacity in the United States and 100% of coal-based steel production. It is also a … [continued]

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Electrical 101: Ensuring Equitable EV Charging Access

A new RMI tool can enable charging and grid development that reflects the needs of communities, ensuring that everyone reaps the benefits of electric vehicles. The Electrification 101 series explores the challenges and opportunities that a rapidly electrifying transportation sector presents for the power grid, offering solutions to support proactive … [continued]