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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

The Economics of Zero-Energy Homes: Single-Family Insights

This report demonstrates that the cost increase to build a Zero Energy or Zero Energy Ready home is modest—far less than consumers, builders, and policymakers realize—and highlights methods builders and policymakers can use to drive increased market penetration—2018

Press Release

Virtual power purchase agreements often most cost-effective way for corporations to add renewable energy, according to new study

New Rocky Mountain Institute study unveils key learnings from Cummins Inc.’s 2017 75 MW wind project—October 3, 2018

Blog

Critical Facilities: Where Government and Utility Services Redefine Resilience

In the first part of this two-part series (available here), we explored how the 2017 hurricane season left thousands of homes, businesses, and critical services across the Caribbean in the dark for extended periods of time, and how little benefit backup generators bring to the region’s electrical systems.—September 24, 2018

Blog

A Renewable Hydrogen Way Forward for the Mining Industry?

Mining companies are facing significant challenges in their efforts to decarbonize, and are looking for more opportunities to incorporate dynamic technologies to aid these efforts. For many companies, there is a need for an alternative dynamic solution.—September 20, 2018