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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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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

Six Ways to Reduce Minigrid Costs by 60%

Minigrids in the Money

In sub-Saharan Africa, hundreds of millions of people live in communities that lack access to electricity. The lack of energy access stymies broader efforts to grow local wealth and improve quality of life. Understandably, to address this need, African governments, development partners, and others are working tirelessly to increase energy access on the continent.

A Practical Guide for Regulators, Utilities, and Developers

The Non-Wires Solutions Implementation Playbook

A number of market barriers have inhibited the growth of NWS. To overcome these hurdles, Rocky Mountain Institute created The Non-Wires Solutions Implementation Playbook, which offers policymakers, regulators, utilities, and developers practical tools to scale the NWS market.


Reducing Santa’s Carbon Footprint with Medium-Duty Electric Trucks

There is a way to help reduce Santa’s carbon footprint during the holidays (and throughout the year) with electric delivery trucks.


Lights, Camera Action!

Media is both a driver and a mirror of change in society. There is an opportunity for television and film productions to better represent and normalize clean energy across society. RMI's latest Producer's Guide report aims to help television and film production companies integrate clean energy themes and ideas into on-screen content.


Hot Property: How to Manage Valuable US Landscapes for Carbon Sequestration

Achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement will almost inevitably require negative emissions from a combination of agriculture, land use, forestry, and other technologies that actively remove CO2 from the atmosphere. RMI's latest blog shows how to manage valuable US landscapes for carbon sequestration.