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Abundant, Affordable, Climate-Friendly Homes: What Part 1 of the National Definition of a Zero Emissions…

This week, the US Department of Energy (DOE) finalized Part 1 of a national definition of a zero emissions building, focused on operational carbon emissions. The long-anticipated definition includes three key criteria: energy efficiency, no on-site emissions, and all-clean power sources. Buildings following the definition will improve peoples’ health and safety … [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]

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]

Caribbean fellows with RMI work together discussing a solar panel system. Photo from RMI.

New Virtual Training and How-To Resources Help Leaders Advance Renewable Energy Development

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and RMI—founded as the Rocky Mountain Institute—have collaborated to provide a virtual training to support the development of renewable energy projects and created a how-to guide on battery energy storage systems. The publicly available virtual training and how-to-guide are available through RMI’s Energy Transition Academy (ETA) and are designed to help energy leaders with advancing renewable energy development.

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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]

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Can Your On-Demand Deliveries Be Emissions Free?

New RMI report shows that decarbonizing on-demand last-mile deliveries globally requires electrifying modes locally. The global on-demand last-mile delivery service, which includes companies such as Uber Eats, Door Dash, JustEat, and Deliveroo, has a value of more than $150 billion and continues to grow. But what are the climate impacts … [continued]

The Battery Domino Effect — Charts

The third report of the X-Change series was produced by RMI in partnership with the Bezos Earth Fund and is a contribution to Systems Change Lab. These reports analyze the exponential growth of renewable energy technologies, demonstrating why and how major areas of the global energy system are achieving faster change than many … [continued]