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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 five US locations including Basalt and Boulder Colorado, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, 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.

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

Blog

How India Is Solving Its Cooling Challenge

Access to cooling can be an effective means of preventing fatalities caused by extreme heat stress – but unfortunately, people living in tropical and sub-tropical regions have dramatically lower access to cooling.

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An Affordable Net-Zero All-Electric Community in the Colorado Rockies

Last week the RMI Basalt office had an amazing opportunity to volunteer to help build affordable, net-zero, and all-electric houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Report

Growing Risks to the Implementation of Puerto Rico’s Energy Transformation

With deep and lingering damage remaining from the 2017 hurricane season and a troubled electricity sector, Puerto Rico today stands at a crossroads.

Report

India's Electric Mobility Transformation

India is on the cusp of revolutionizing its mobility system.