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Cities and Communities

How Cities Can Improve Homes

The way we use energy makes a big difference in our lives in how safe, comfortable, and productive we are. In addition to impacting our individual lives, energy use in homes makes up a large part of energy use in the United States. The residential sector accounts for 20…

What Good are City Clean-Energy Targets?

In the absence of federal action, the US has seen a groundswell of local efforts and leadership in the fight against climate change. In addition to various states and corporations, many cities in the US have committed to power their own operations with renewable energy. In fact, 132…

A Spotlight on Energy Changemakers

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is on a mission to transform the way that the world uses energy. I’m proud to be one of about 250 people at RMI working toward a low-carbon future that’s clean, prosperous, and secure for all. Throughout RMI’s 37 year history, our organization has become well…

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…

Four Ways Local Solar Projects Can Benefit Cities

This blog post originally appeared on the World Resources Institute blog.  When a city decides to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, headlines follow. But the work has only just begun. Cities have many options for generating and purchasing renewable electricity, each of which comes with distinct benefits and…