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Companies Are Catalyzing the Net-Zero Economy

Recent reports and real-world developments foretell both the dramatic energy system transformations required to decarbonize the global economy and the looming, increasingly disastrous consequences of moving too slowly.

Market Catalysts: How We Keep Warming to 1.5°C

From drought to heatwaves, to catastrophic fires and more intense hurricanes, our world is already experiencing climate change. But we as a civilization still have a say in how bad it gets. To prevent the worst effects of runaway warming, the global climate movement has aligned on a goal to…

The Map Is Not the Territory: New Routes to a 1.5°C Future

Explorers use maps intensively, but they take the information recorded in the charts they use with a few grains of salt, knowing that the map is not the territory. After all, sometimes maps present a consensus view of reality that is disastrously wrong. For more than 100 years, beginning…

A Million-Mile Battery: For More Than Just Electric Vehicles

With the past few years’ enormous build out of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery manufacturing plant capacity and near-term commitments to further expansions, battery storage costs continue to fall dramatically. Falling costs, coupled with improved performance, are enabling new battery applications that will dramatically accelerate the energy transition.  For…

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Oil Market Disruptions and Climate Action Tipping Points

While it is far too early to discuss the long-term impacts of the spread of COVID-19, in addition to the toll on human lives it has already caused significant disruptions to the global economy. As Rocky Mountain Institute focuses on promoting the wellbeing of our employees, communities, and partners, we…