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Christian Roselund

Christian Roselund is a former Editorial Director. Christian was responsible for creating and executing RMI’s global editorial and publications strategy, managing publication production, writing content, and managing both an in-house and freelance team of writers.


Prior to joining RMI, Christian wrote about solar energy, energy storage and the energy transition for a decade, most recently leading the U.S. project of global solar trade publication pv magazine. He has also written about energy issues for IEEE Spectrum, the Guardian (UK) and a variety of other publications, and began his career as a journalist reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Authored Works

Shipping and Aviation Plan to Go Net Zero. How?

This week has seen a seismic shift, with the global maritime shipping and aviation industries both committing to move to net zero by 2050. For the shipping industry, this is further progress on the landmark Poseidon Principles. For aviation, this shows a new level of ambition. But…


Moving China beyond Coal: At Home and Abroad

The tremendous announcement last week by Chinese President Xi Jinping that the nation is ending financing for coal plants abroad stands in contrast to a more complex situation at home. The Chinese economy continues to be strongly dependent on coal both to generate electricity and to make the most…


RMI Is All over NYC Climate Week

When it comes to eliminating greenhouse gas pollution and moving to a sustainable energy future, RMI addresses the many problems of the energy transition from the most critical angles. So it should be no surprise that our presence at Climate Week NYC (September 20–26) ranges across sectors, geographies, and…


Resilience in Louisiana: Lessons from the Military and Islands

Three days after Hurricane Ida made landfall, roughly 2 million people remain without electricity in Louisiana and Mississippi. Even critical facilities, including sewage pumps in New Orleans and a hospital in rural South Louisiana, have seen outages. These and other incidents underscore just how dependent our civilization…


Remembering Alastaire Dick

Our friend and colleague Alastaire Dick passed away on July 19 from complications related to COVID. Al was a great friend to many of us at RMI, and a man who will be remembered for his humility, clear moral sense, generosity of spirit, sense of humor, and commitment to his…

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The Methane Moment: An Interview with Debbie Gordon

Debbie Gordon is a senior principal in the Climate Intelligence Program at RMI, where she leads the Oil and Gas Solutions Initiative. Gordon also serves as a senior fellow at the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs at Brown University and the principal investigator for the Oil Climate Project. This interview was conducted by RMI Editorial Director Christian Roselund.


The California Blackout that Wasn’t

People pay a lot of attention when the power goes out, but we tend to not notice when the grid remains stable—even under trying conditions. On June 17 and 18, record heat in California led the state’s grid operator to call on residents to reduce electricity usage through issuing a…


Climate Finance: Between Promise and Delivery

At the close of the G7 Summit on Sunday, the leadership of the Group of Seven departed Cornwall with a clear mandate to “build back better.” Specifically, wealthy nations are attempting to navigate both the ongoing turmoil of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-present reality of the climate crisis.