Donate Menu

Rocky
Mountain
Institute

transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

Image courtesy Joerg Boethling

We’re Tackling the Climate Challenge with

Global, Market-Based Solutions

Browse by Category

Offices

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

Take Action

Join us to answer the global call for a brighter energy future

Donate

Your charitable contribution can fulfill the promise of the clean energy revolution—improving the lives of millions around the world.

Subscribe

Sign up today and get the latest news on our progress in transforming global energy use, delivered weekly right to your inbox.

Share

Help us grow our network of activated global citizens by sharing insights in your areas of passion, or participating in a campaign.

Features and News

Blog

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.

Blog

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.

Blog

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.

Islands Impact Update

During this past year’s hurricane season, RMI identified the opportunity to support Caribbean governments and utilities rebuild their energy systems better, cleaner, and stronger, and ultimately at lower cost. Despite the advances that have been made, there is still much that needs to be done to build stronger and more resilient power systems.

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