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Does “Fuel On Hand” Make Coal and Nuclear Power Plants More Valuable?

On April 14, Energy Secretary Rick Perry sent a memo ordering a 60-day depart­mental study of whether federal policies favoring an unnamed competitor—evi­dent­ly renewable electricity like solar and windpower—are constraining supposedly vital “base­load” plants (impliedly coal and nuclear), to the assumed detriment of grid reliabil­ity and resilience. Existing studies by grid …

What Salad and Ice Cream Tell Us about Climate Finance

Imagine you’re on a diet—but to measure progress, you decide to count only the number of salads you’re eating while ignoring the number of ice creams. That, in a nutshell, is what has happened in global discussions on climate finance, according to a new discussion paper from Rocky Mountain Institute…

So You Want to Work in Sustainable Finance? RMI Provides Insight

Finance plays a critical role in transitioning to a more sustainable economy. Accordingly, more professionals are needed in the sustainable finance area to bring sustainability to the financial markets, and to ensure that sustainability leverages the tools of finance. Rocky Mountain Institute’s sustainable finance practice, which ensures that the application…