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Global Energy Transitions

Because climate change is a global problem, RMI has been expanding its efforts around the world. We are working with top government officials and in-country partners to accelerate the transition of Caribbean island economies to local, renewable energy and create a blueprint for other isolated economies.

In sub-Saharan Africa, we’re partnering with forward-thinking governments to improve electricity access for people who are underserved or have no access to electricity, and shifting the paradigm away from centralized, fossil-fueled national grids. And we are partnering with the Chinese government to help it profitably surpass its existing national energy and emissions targets, dramatically reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, and set a clear pathway for the developing world to follow.


SEED: Sustainable Energy for Economic Development

Accelerating electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa

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Islands Energy Program

Accelerating the transition of island economies from a heavy dependence on fossil fuels to a diverse platform of clean energy and energy efficiency while establishing a blueprint for other island economies.

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China Program

We aim to help China peak carbon emissions by 2030 and, with government and other partners, support China as it reduces its carbon intensity 60% by 2030.

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Webinar Series: Accelerating India’s Mobility Transformation

The webinar series is free and open to the public. Instructions on how to join the webinar will be available on this page.

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The Global Cooling Prize

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Empowering Clean Economies

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If every nation followed the development path of the U.S., Earth’s climate would heat beyond all saving.

To save our planet from all those coal, oil, and gas emissions while powering human development, people around the world must leapfrog straight to the clean energy revolution.