RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst on The Energy Transition Show

Spotlight: Global Cooling

Solutions for India's Cooling Quandry

Spotlight: Global Cooling

Keeping Trucking Cool


Why NextEra's Green Hydrogen Pilot Is a Big Deal

Spotlight: Global Cooling

As the Earth warms, it becomes more important than ever to ensure that people have access to the technology they need to stay cool. And yet increased use of air conditioning contributes to the warming of the planet by both releasing hydrofluorocarbon-based refrigerants into the atmosphere and by increasing energy demand, which in many cases is met by burning fossil fuels. How do we stay cool without roasting the planet in the process?

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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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Empowering Clean Economies

Working to accelerate the transition in Africa, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia

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