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The Top 15 Climate Developments of 2021

This past year saw many memorable moments from vaccine rollouts to a new Ghostbusters movie to Bernie Sanders’ mittens going viral. But it also saw real progress on climate action. Here we list our top 15 climate developments of 2021, in no particular order. US Rejoins Paris Climate…

Freeing Energy

Longtime RMI supporter Bill Nussey’s new book Freeing Energy describes the community empowerment and business opportunities that result from small-scale solar and battery systems. The book details stories and insights from some of the industry’s brightest visionaries and from leaders of the most cutting-edge startups, and creates an actionable…

COP26 Keeps 1.5 Degrees in Reach

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP) has historically been a venue for international diplomacy and country-to-country negotiations. Countries were expected to arrive in Glasgow for COP26 with new nationally determined contributions (NDCs, otherwise known as pledges) that would meet the targets under the 2015 Paris Agreement. As in previous years,…

Clean Energy Has Won the Economic Race

This article was first published on Project Syndicate For decades, we at RMI have argued that the transition to clean energy will cost less and proceed faster than governments, firms, and many analysts expect. In recent years, this outlook has been fully vindicated: costs of renewables have consistently fallen…

The Top 11 Clean Energy Developments of 2020

2020 will be a year to remember. Fortunately, we don’t only have to remember it for a global pandemic, wildfires, an economic recession, racial justice protests, and locust swarms. Plenty of exciting and positive things happened in the energy space throughout the year. Here we list our top eleven…