Providing the technical assistance for cities and states to act on critical climate solutions now
RMI is helping cities, communities, states, and regions to meet their energy and climate goals, boost economic growth, and achieve the goals set out in the Paris Accord.
We are advising the people of emerging economies to leapfrog straight to the clean energy revolution; changing the way we move people and goods to save money and the environment; creating a clean, resilient, and affordable electricity system that produces less pollution and climate-altering CO2; and driving massive market growth for healthy and efficient homes, offices, schools, and gathering places.
GLOBAL ENERGY TRANSITIONS
Supporting China in reducing its emissions and following a clean energy pathway
Accelerating the transition of island economies from a heavy dependence on fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables
Implementing cost-effective oil- and emissions-free mobility to save money and oil, and drastically reduce carbon emissions
Driving down the carbon footprint of getting people their everyday products by increasing efficiency in the trucking industry
Increasing the demand for fuel-efficient vessels
ELECTRICITY SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION
Working with utilities and state regulatory commissions to evolve business and regulatory models and advance more sophisticated electricity rate structures
Convening critical industry players to identify promising reform approaches and strategize on how to scale them effectively to transform the electricity system from the inside out
Raising awareness of and support for emerging disruptive technologies that promise to deliver more transparency and efficiency, and lower operating costs to customers and the electricity grid as a whole
RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVANCEMENT
Developing and scaling a new, innovative, and cost-effective retrofit approach to reduce energy use in commercial buildings
Driving the adoption of superefficient and net-zero energy buildings in new and existing building portfolios and at the district level
Unlocking U.S. homeowner investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy to create better homes for our families, our pocketbooks, and the environment
An innovation competition to develop a climate-friendly residential cooling solution that can provide access to cooling to people around the world without warming the planet
AREAS OF INNOVATION
Eliminating fugitive methane emissions from oil and gas
Sustaining RMI’s global thought leadership across all four energy-using sectors of the economy—buildings, transportation, industry, and electricity
Ensuring that the application of finance in RMI’s research and programs is as rigorous and innovative as possible
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