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transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

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We have offices in four U.S. locations including Basalt and Boulder Colorado, New York, and Washington D.C., and one international office in China.

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Global Energy Transitions

We’re working in China and the Caribbean to reduce dependence on fossil fuels; helping improve access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa; and helping India transition to clean mobility for all.

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Transportation

We’re working in the U.S. and China to transform mobility to use significantly less oil for personal mobility and trucking; and globally to reduce carbon emissions from the shipping and aviation industries.

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Electricity

We’re working in the U.S. to decarbonize the electricity system; supporting power sector reform in China; helping island economies transition to renewables; improving electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa; and providing renewable energy at mining operations.

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We're driving massive market growth for buildings that are better for owners, occupants, and the environment both in the U.S. and China.

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Report Release: Reimagining the Utility to Bring “Utility of the Future” Debates Down to Earth

RMI’s latest report, Reimagining the Utility, provides an analytic lens for evaluating utility reforms, as well as new programs and investments large and small, to understand how they may support or hinder progress toward bigger objectives for modernizing and decarbonizing the grid.—January 17, 2018.

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Clinton Foundation, Rocky Mountain Institute to Coordinate Renewable Energy Push in Barbuda

The Clinton Foundation and the Rocky Mountain Institute, responding to an invitation from the Government of Antigua & Barbuda, announce a new effort to redesign Barbuda’s power sector and to shift to a renewable energy model.—January 17, 2018.

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Community-Scale Solar Is on the Fast Track to Grid Parity

Will 2018 be the year when solar power reaches so-called grid parity, providing a cost of energy over its operating life that is equal to or less than the cost of energy from existing conventional energy sources?—January 16, 2018.

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Beyond Bitcoin: As Blockchain Adoption Accelerates, a Need to Manage Energy and Climate Emerges

Did you know that today, a single Bitcoin transaction consumes as much electricity as an average American home does each week? And that’s just Bitcoin. That’s why Energy Web Foundation—a partnership between Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity—is building an energy-lean blockchain foundation for the energy industry that can also accelerate grid decarbonization.—January 16, 2018.

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5 Reasons Your Mine Should Invest in On-Site Renewables in 2018: Key Lessons Learned from the First 1 GW Installed

As of 2016, approximately 1 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity has been installed on mine sites globally. RMI surveyed global mining firms to learn more about current trends and best practices and they all would recommend others follow in their footsteps.—January 11, 2018.

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RMI Experts Answer Your Questions, Volume 2

We Field Questions from the RMI Community on Everything from Carpooling to Hurricanes—January 10, 2018.