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Electricity

Progress and Potential for Community-Scale Solar

A growing number of electric cooperatives and municipal utilities are capturing the economic, grid, and environmental benefits from community-scale solar (CSS) installations as institutional barriers to development are addressed for this emerging technology solution, according to a new report by Rocky Mountain Institute.

Reimagining the Utility

Electric utilities must modernize to serve new economic and policy objectives, including managing an increasingly distributed and decarbonized power system. A fundamental question for this future system is: What is the appropriate scope for utility functions (and associated earnings opportunities) versus those that should be provided by a competitive marketplace?…

The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Electricity

Electricity generation is a major contributor to global climate change, accounting for nearly one quarter of all emissions. But cost-effective renewable energy sources present an unprecedented opportunity for cities.

Newtonian Shift

Experience the energy transition from different perspectives in this immersive gaming workshop. Download more info on Newtonian Shift here.

Positive Disruption: Limiting Global Temperature Rise to Well Below 2 C°

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Positive Disruption: Limiting Global Temperature Rise to Well Below 2 Cº analysis describes scenarios for rapid transitions in energy, agriculture, and land use that could limit global average temperature increase to 1.5–2 C° above preindustrial levels.