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US Stimulus Strategy

The report recommends four key programs that US policymakers could direct stimulus investment toward to support short- and long-term recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn while ensuring progress on the climate crisis.

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The Next Frontier of Carbon Accounting

Pressure is building on companies to disclose the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that form both the direct and indirect carbon footprint of their operations. In aggregate, industrial supply chains are responsible for over 40 percent of all GHG emissions.

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Global Stimulus Principles

The report articulates four core principles of strategic stimulus and recovery for global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn that can simultaneously benefit the economy, the environment, and our communities. These principles provide an important framework for planning and evaluating future stimulus efforts.

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Lessons for Grid Resilience from the Upper Roaring Fork Valley

This report examines the outcomes of a multi-month Rocky Mountain Institute-supported process to “create” resilience involving utility Holy Cross Energy and various other organizations in Colorado’s Upper Roaring Fork Valley. It highlights key lessons that will be invaluable to energy resilience planning and implementation efforts around the world.