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Learning Extreme Energy Efficiency at Rocky Mountain Institute

For me, the best spring break is not on a beach; it’s in the mountains. High up in the Roaring Fork Valley in Western Colorado, amid the snowcapped peaks, there’s a river that babbles past the small towns and their quirky residents. There’s not a lot out there. It feels…

Bringing Electricity Markets to China: Adapting International Experience in Power Sector Deregulation to Fit China’s Economy

Introducing competitive electricity markets to China could reduce global emissions by 0.4 percent. The world’s second-largest economy is moving away from its centrally planned roots and is undertaking systemic power sector reforms. Chinese regulators’ motivations are not all that different than those of regulators in the West: they are trying…

Getting the Facts Right: Clean, Electric Buildings Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions AND Save Money in New Construction

Replacing the burning of fossil fuels in our residential and commercial buildings with clean electricity is a crucial step to protecting public health and eliminating climate pollution. Multiple studies, including RMI’s The Economics of Electrifying Buildings and E3’s Residential Building Electrification in California, have shown that using efficient…