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Cities in Red and Blue States Act for a Clean Energy Future

As the two-year anniversary of President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement approaches on June 1, cities across the country are demonstrating leadership in the face of uncertainty about the administration making the exit official in November. And while various efforts such as the Green…

An Affordable, Net-Zero, All-Electric Community in the Colorado Rockies

Last week the Rocky Mountain Institute Basalt office (and two of our Boulder colleagues) had an amazing opportunity. We were able to volunteer to help build houses with Habitat for Humanity. But these weren’t just regular houses. These are in the first affordable, net-zero, and all-electric housing project in Western…

The Energy Sector Needs to Stop Seeing Blockchain as a Disruption

The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) was cocreated by Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity. Representatives of both organizations serve on EWF’s Foundation Council. Across both sides of the blockchain aisle—both industries contemplating the technology’s implications and evangelists advocating its adoption—people often describe blockchain as the next big disruptor. Skeptics tend…

Energy Resilience in the Roaring Fork Valley

On the evening of July 3, 2018, a wildfire broke out a half mile from the Rocky Mountain Institute office in Basalt, Colorado, in the heart of the Roaring Fork Valley. This fire—dubbed the Lake Christine Fire—spread to engulf more than 12,500 acres and came within minutes of shutting…