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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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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

Davos: The Need for Renewables in Our Shared Future

The World Economic Forum at Davos recently brought together the world's foremost global leaders to create a shared future in a fractured world. Are they on the path to meeting that challenge? RMI Managing Director Miranda Ballentine shares honest and exclusive insights from her experience leading a dialogue at Davos this year—on gender dynamics, the missing voice of consumers, and energy access for all.—February 21, 2018.


Pushing The Limit: How Demand Flexibility Can Grow the Market for Renewable Energy

Download Demand Flexibility: The Key to Enabling a Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Grid. This is the first of a series of three RMI reports on the role new technologies are playing in replacing traditional capital investment in fossil-fueled electricity delivery and generation infrastructure.—February 14, 2018.


Unmoored From Facts, Will EIA Projections Become Reality?

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) most recent Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) should give anyone watching today’s energy markets a jolt of surprise. The EIA needs to start looking at current market offers and consistent patterns in actual deployment versus its historical forecasts. Only in this way will it start to come to grips with the real trends in the accelerating energy transition, and have the insight to be able to project or forecast the revolution that is coming.—February 13, 2018.


The Piece of Paper That Could Make or Break Commercial Net-Zero Energy

Leases can be used as a critical lever to scale net-zero energy (NZE) in commercial buildings—and while NZE may make lease language more complex, having a goal to
meet (renewable supply must be sufficient to meet energy use) has the ability to align tenant and landlord interests.—February 8, 2018.


Cutting Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Production: One of the Year’s Biggest Energy Challenges

Why cutting methane emissions from oil and gas production is this year's top energy challenge—and opportunity.—January 31, 2018.


Net-Zero Energy Buildings: Three career paths for students to revolutionize the built environment and decarbonize the energy sector

The net-zero energy (NZE) movement is gaining momentum, revolutionizing building design and construction and presenting new career opportunities for students. Here are three of them.—January 29, 2018.