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Rocky Mountain Institute Since 1982, Rocky Mountain Institute has advanced market-based solutions that transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous and secure future. An independent, nonprofit think-and-do tank, RMI engages with businesses, communities and institutions to accelerate and scale replicable solutions that drive the cost-effective shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables. Please visit http://www.rmi.org for more information.



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Whole-System Zero-Emissions Demonstration

November 18th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

As cities in China go through economic transformation, they also face the challenges of carbon emissions, waste management, and pollution control. Many global cities face similar challenges


French Government Puts US Gas Imports on Ice

October 30th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

A move by one of the largest European energy companies shows that both markets and governments are beginning to pay attention to methane emissions and factor them into business decisions. France’s Engie has halted its commitment to a long-term US liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract with NextDecade Corp estimated at US$7 billion


Taking A Regional Approach To Electric Vehicle Readiness

October 19th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Getting around cities in electric vehicles (EVs) is getting easier as EV infrastructure grows. But traveling between cities is still a challenge as infrastructure, incentives, and policies aren’t always implemented on a regional scale


Air Pollution: Here For All Seasons?

September 27th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

An email in my inbox today proclaimed, “it’s September and we’re heading into pollution season in many regions.” I was taken aback. Does pollution have a season? Of course, there is seasonal variability to certain pollutants but, unfortunately, pollution lives with us in and outside our homes in every season


Climate Intelligence Is Business Intelligence

September 20th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Business Intelligence and Decision Support Services — a $30 billion-plus combination of software and service industries — has enabled dramatic advances in corporate performance. It empowers insight and intelligence-driven strategies and institutional decision-making and offers some of the most powerful tools at our disposal to turn down the global climate change thermostat


Climate Change Is Ravaging California. It’s Time To Electrify.

September 10th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

COVID-19 isn’t the only crisis taking a toll on California this summer. Record-breaking heat has helped fuel the largest wildfire season on record, with more than two million acres already burned. Smoke from the fires has blanketed much of the state, causing some of the worst air quality in the world


The Way The World Needs To Move Forward On Climate Action: Climate Alignment

September 6th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

To make fundamental breakthroughs in addressing the causes of climate change, we need to dramatically shift the way we think and act on climate. To date, the world has primarily — and understandably — tackled the issue as a project of nations, leaving countries to formulate their action plans in silos, sometimes even in secrecy. But business doesn’t stop at the border, and neither do emissions


Electric Trucks Are Coming. Where Should They Go?

August 25th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Electric trucks made national headlines earlier this month when a new study from Woods Mackenzie projected that 54,000 electric trucks would be on US roads by 2025 — approximately 27 times current stock. With an ever-increasing focus on climate solutions — particularly for the biggest emitting sector, transportation — it’s no surprise that the production of medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles seems to be headed for the express lane


Zero-Emissions Trucks Are The Future: Let’s Do This

July 4th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Last Thursday, California made history by becoming the first state to mandate that truck makers move to zero-emission drivetrains. California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) new Advanced Clean Trucks regulation requires that half of the state’s trucks will need to be zero-emission by 2035, and the remaining half by 2045. A complementary Zero-Emission rule for fleet owners is in the works as well


Rocky Mountain Institute Launches New Climate Tech Accelerator

June 25th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Faced with the rising urgency of the climate crisis, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Energy Nexus are proud to announce the launch of a new joint venture called Third Derivative (or D3, for short) — built to accelerate the rate of climate innovation. This program works with startups from around the world to connect them with the resources needed to commercialize and scale more rapidly than ever before


We Should Drive EVs To Use Extra Electricity Capacity

May 14th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

The need to decarbonize our economy presents new opportunities to increase electricity demand beneficially. And doing that — particularly by electrifying transportation — has never been cheaper or easier to do than it is now



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