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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


Reliable and Affordable Electricity for Nigeria: Growing the Minigrid Market

RMI and the Nigerian Economic Summit Group released a report which shows how minigrids can improve business profitability and stimulate a US$20 billion investment opportunity throughout Nigeria.—August 28, 2018


Mining for Emissions Reductions: Strike while the Earth Is Cool

RMI’s new report, Decarbonization Pathways for Mines: A Headlamp in the Darkness, discusses the behavioral, policy, technological, and regulatory changes needed to drive the mining industry’s carbon reductions.—August 20, 2018


Policies for Better Buildings: Cost-Effective Ways Cities Can Cut Carbon, Slash Costs, and Create Jobs

A holistic approach to building and citywide energy reductions is necessary to drive cities all the way to their carbon-reduction goals swiftly and cost-effectively. Read our latest insight brief.—August 16, 2018

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Prime Minister Chastanet, President Clinton, and President Figueres Open Historic 3MW Solar Farm in Saint Lucia.—August 9, 2018

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Bruce Nilles and Uday Varadarajan Bolster Rocky Mountain Institute’s Leadership, 2018