To Keep the Lights On During California’s Blackouts, People Are Using Solar Power

Fast Company explains how, as long blackouts become more common in California to reduce the risk of devastating wildfires, more people are turning to solar power and battery storage.


Cool Solutions for a Warming Planet

In this Earth Unscrewed podcast, presenters Dr. Helen Scales and Seyi Rhodes talk to RMI’s Radhika Lalit about the global cooling problem.


Rebuilding for Resilience

As hurricanes continue to wipe out electricity systems throughout the Caribbean, many islands are starting to use decentralized renewable sources and storage technologies to build more resilient energy systems.


Designing the Future of Buildings

At the Getting to Zero Forum in Oakland, California, nearly 600 leading policymakers, design professionals, building owners, and systems manufacturers discussed transforming the building stock to ensure a decarbonized energy system.

About RMI

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)’s mission is to transform global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

RMI engages businesses, communities, institutions, and entrepreneurs to accelerate the adoption of market-based solutions that cost-effectively shift from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables.

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Our Work

RMI is helping cities, communities, states, and regions meet their energy and climate goals, boost economic growth, and achieve the goals set out in the Paris Accord.


Catalyzing massive market growth for safe, healthy buildings

The Global Cooling Prize Buildings
Cities & States

Working with cohorts of cities and states on viable pathways to climate-neutrality

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Climate Finance

Aligning global investment with clean energy goals

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Supporting the rapid transition to a low-carbon, largely distributed electricity system

Building Electrification Electricity
Emerging Solutions

Driving deeply transformative, cross-sectoral action to speed the global energy transition

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Decarbonizing how the world’s goods and services are designed, sourced, produced, and delivered

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Accelerating the global adoption of electrified and efficient transportation

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Africa & Caribbean

Driving the global effort to realize a low-carbon future

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