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Cities and Communities

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…

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…

Report Release: Cities Designed to Shape and Enable New Mobility

Urban areas that are designed to shape and enable new mobility—by rethinking streets, parking, and more—can lower emissions, enhance health, and improve equity. Experimentation is key to best realize the potential of new mobility while avoiding negative and unintended consequences. Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) recent report, Cities Designed to…

Fulfilling America’s Pledge

Cities in the United States are uniquely positioned to spur growth in demand for renewable energy procurement, accelerate the transition to a clean energy system, and provide visible and practical examples for the country as whole. By demonstrating to states, regions, and the federal government that it is possible to…