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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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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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Press Release

RMI Case Study Showcases Successful Aggregation of Corporate Renewable Energy Demand

RMI's Business Renewables Center released a new case study to showcase a unique partnership between four companies—AkzoNobel, DSM, Google and Philips—to jointly negotiate power purchase agreements (PPAs) with wind projects in the Netherlands.

Press Release

DS Virgin Racing Launches Race Against Climate Change Initiative

The DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team, in conjunction with Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin Group, Rocky Mountain Institute and its partners, just launched an innovative new initiative entitled the Race Against Climate Change (RACC).

The new campaign aims to accelerate the energy transition and help the world achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Accord (COP21), and was unveiled during a special live event held in the Formula E pit lane on the eve of the opening rounds to the new season in Hong Kong.—December 4, 2017

Live Webcast

Join Us for a Live Webcast on COP23

This Friday December 1st 11:30-12:30pm MT / 1:30-2:30pm ET, join RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst and Managing Director Miranda Ballentine for a live webcast discussion on key COP23 insights, RMI's bold new 5-year strategic plan, and actions we can all take to harness the growing global momentum toward clean energy future. We look forward to answering your questions!—November 29, 2017

Blog

Report Release: State of the Market 2017: Corporate Renewable Procurement in China

Over the past decade, China has become the world’s leader in wind and solar capacity. Given the new opportunities that are emerging as China reforms its power sector, many companies are not aware of their options. Rocky Mountain Institute’s new report, State of the Market 2017: Corporate Renewable Procurement in China, lays out China’s power sector landscape and the procurement options available to corporate buyers.—November 28, 2017

Report

India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Electric Vehicle Battery and Feebate Solutions

In line with its aspiration to achieve 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030, India could rise to be among the world’s top countries in manufacturing batteries. This new series of reports, co-authored by NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute discusses the potential for India's domestic battery market to be worth as much as $300 billion by 2030, and the importance of a national feebate policy for the country to meet its goals for a rapid transition to shared, connected, and electric mobility.—November 22, 2017.

Report

Enabling the Transition to Electric Mobility in India

This report, co-authored by FICCI and Rocky Mountain Institute was released at the Smart Mobility Conference organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The report discusses the potential of electric mobility in India and the main barriers to electric vehicle (EV) adoption, essential opportunities in line with the Government of India's ambitious target of 100% EVs by 2030.—November 20, 2017.