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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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A Second Life for Legacy Mining Sites

While renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind power can reduce emissions and demonstrate sustainability at operating mine sites, Rocky Mountain Institute’s Sunshine for Mines program has also identified key opportunities specific to legacy, or inactive, mine sites. Our solutions can transform these liabilities into revenue-generating assets.—November 13, 2017

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Rocky Mountain Institute Reveals 22 Actions for Cities Globally to Move Toward Climate-Neutrality and See Results Within a Year

Today at COP23, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released The Carbon-Free City Handbook with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.—November 11, 2017

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WattTime and Microsoft Give European Consumers the Power to Choose the Cleanest Energy in Real Time

Today at COP23, WattTime—a Rocky Mountain Institute subsidiary—and Microsoft—the leading platform and productivity company for a mobile-first, cloud-first world—launched a new way to give customers the power to understand and reduce their carbon emissions.

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Rocky Mountain Institute Joins The Good Traveler Carbon-Reduction Program with Mission to Scale Impact

The Good Traveler, a nonprofit collaboration among airports and transportation authorities, and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a global nonprofit focused on transforming energy use, today announced a multiyear partnership focused on scaling the impact of The Good Traveler aviation carbon-reduction program.


Blockchain in Energy: Powered by EWF

Energy Web Foundation (EWF) is proud to announce the release of our organization’s open-source blockchain. The code and client for Tobalaba, EWF’s test network, were published today, allowing the public to begin experimenting on the blockchain.

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Organic Valley Goes 100% Renewable through Community Solar

Almost 30 years ago, seven organic farmers from the U.S. Midwest, unhappy with the state of American agriculture, decided to band together and form a cooperative to continue farming sustainably. The cooperative just became part of a unique community-solar partnership that will allow it to become the largest food company in the world to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable energy.