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RMI Is All over NYC Climate Week

When it comes to eliminating greenhouse gas pollution and moving to a sustainable energy future, RMI addresses the many problems of the energy transition from the most critical angles. So it should be no surprise that our presence at Climate Week NYC (September 20–26) ranges across sectors, geographies, and…

Move Over Coal. Renewables Can Power Economic Development in Malawi.

Malawi needs more energy. The electric grid of this African country of 19 million can currently meet around 520 MW of peak demand. In contrast, South Africa, with approximately three times the population, can meet a peak electricity demand around a hundred times that of Malawi. The result? Many Malawians…

Why Disappearing Islands Should Matter to All of Us

The Republic of Kiribati is disappearing. The group of 33 Pacific Islands, home to more than 100,000 people, is one of the most vulnerable nations in the world to climate change. As the islands average only six feet above sea level, they are the proverbial canary in the coal…

How Pension Funds Can Help Electrify Africa

Almost 600 million people in Africa do not have access to electricity. Bringing them clean, affordable, and reliable electricity will require massive investment. At the same time, African pension funds are actively seeking to grow their assets under management (AUM) and diversify their asset portfolios. If these pension…