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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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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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Features and News

Run on Less proves available techs could unlock $24 billion for N.A. trucking

Run on Less, a first of its kind cross-country road show, has proven that 10 mpg is possible using efficiency technologies that are available on the market today. —September 24, 2017

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The Importance of Distribution-Scale Solar for Grid Resilience

As cities and utilities rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, there’s an option to look toward solutions that provide grid resilience, such as distributed energy, especially solar and battery storage sited on distribution grids. In fact, a growing body of evidence suggests that states and countries that replace old, costly fossil-fired generators with renewables, efficiency, demand response, and other distributed energy resources (DERs) have found greater reliability and resilience at lower costs.

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The Race to the Top in Home Energy Performance Data: Why It Pays to Go First

More and more online real estate portals in the U.S. are rolling out home energy scores on property listings. Now, Redfin—the fifth-largest U.S.-based online real estate portal, with 5,000 customers and $25 billion in home sales—is rolling out a home energy score of its own thanks to a partnership with Tendril.

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Geneva Airport is first to advance Carbon War Room-SkyNRG 'Airport Approach'—September 18, 2017

Podcast Series

Join Us Virtually for Climate Week NYC 2017

Join RMI virtually during Climate Week NYC where each day we'll be featuring commentary and perspective on the important themes shaping our energy future, and why leaders across all industries and civil society are paying closer attention than ever to the clean energy revolution.—September 18, 2017

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Rebuilding the Caribbean for a Resilient and Renewable Future

Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction and misery on islands St. Bart’s, Anguilla, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, The Bahamas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Our islands energy team outlines the opportunity and way forward to rebuild the electricity system to help communities become safer and more resilient in the face of future threats.—September 15, 2017