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BRC Companies Win EPA Green Power Awards

Early last week the EPA announced the 2015 Green Power Leadership Awards. At least five of the winners, who are recognized for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market, are affiliated with RMI’s Business Renewables Center (BRC).

5 Hot Topics at Energy Storage North America

Last week nearly 2,000 policymakers, technology developers, and utility representatives from over 1,000 organizations and 42 countries gathered at the Energy Storage North America conference (ESNA 2015) in San Diego, California. Here we highlight the top five topics that defined ESNA 2015.

Why and How GM Bought Mexican Wind Power

Multinational companies have multinational electricity needs, leading some to investigate wind and solar projects in foreign countries. RMI’s Business Renewables Center (BRC) team sat down with the General Motors deal team to discuss the 34 MW power purchase agreement the company signed in Mexico with an Enel Green Power wind project. We wanted to find out: Why renewables? Why Mexico? And how the team succeeded.

Driving the Rain: Electrifying Transportation in Juneau, Alaska

As Juneau moves further along in its path of vehicle electrification, the hope is in the near future a tourist will be able to experience all that Juneau has to offer without any carbon emissions, all while learning about clean energy and climate change.