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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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Buildings

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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Features and News

Report

India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Mobility Solutions for All

India’s “leapfrog ” opportunity to create a shared, electric, and connected mobility future promises to provide Indians with clean, affordable, efficient, and reliable transportation options to support and enhance their daily lives.

Report

Door-to-Downtown: How Boulder, Colorado, Tested the Future of Mobility

Boulder chose to take a bold step toward the future and improve access to downtown by adding to the “menu of mobility options” without building a single parking space or adding a single lane-mile.

Press Release

Energy Companies Join RMI and Grid Singularity to Launch Energy Web Foundation

Energy companies join forces with Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity to launch Energy Web Foundation (EWF), a global blockchain initiative for energy. Thanks to the support of 10 energy companies, EWF has secured the first round of funding amounting to $2.5 million.

Article

Is the Paris Climate Agreement Dead?

A contributed article in Foreign Policy from RMI Managing Director Paul Bodnar explains why you don’t have to be an environmentalist to appreciate why walking away from the Paris Agreement would harm the material interests of the United States.

Podcast

The Global Energy Transition and Applied Hope with our CEO Jules Kortenhorst

In a new podcast, Rocky Mountain Institute CEO Jules Kortenhorst discusses the evolution of the global energy sector, the growing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy, the state of the Paris Agreement, energy policies of the Trump Administration, and how China is taking action to create a homegrown clean-energy economy.