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Christian Roselund

Editorial Director
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Christian Roselund is 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.


New York City, NY

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Railway station and gas-processing factory on horizon.

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.


Bringing Back Clean Air

With the promise of vaccines curtailing the spread of COVID, states and economies are beginning to open up again, and we find ourselves getting back not only the good but also some of the negative aspects of pre-pandemic life. Businesses are powering back up, and cars and trucks are roaring…


Market Catalysts: How We Keep Warming to 1.5°C

From drought to heatwaves, to catastrophic fires and more intense hurricanes, our world is already experiencing climate change. But we as a civilization still have a say in how bad it gets. To prevent the worst effects of runaway warming, the global climate movement has aligned on a goal to…


RMI Brings Deep Knowledge to Climate Week NYC

As part of Climate Week NYC, Rocky Mountain Institute joined academics, activists, industry leaders, and others to bring our techno-economic expertise to address the greatest danger that faces the world today: climate change. As this year’s event was virtual, RMI participated in a series of webinars to explore various decarbonization…


RMI Joins Global Leaders for New York Climate Week

2020 is the year that many people woke up to the immediacy of climate change. The West Coast has suffered from the worst wildfire season in memory. Repeated hurricanes have bashed the Atlantic Coast and Gulf Coast. Both of these were driven by the hottest August on record in…


Why NextEra’s Green Hydrogen Pilot Is a Big Deal

In its recent quarterly results call, US power giant NextEra announced that its utility subsidiary Florida Power & Light (FPL) plans to build a 20 megawatt electrolyzer to produce hydrogen from water. If approved by regulators, the plant will run on power from otherwise curtailed solar and feed hydrogen to…


Zero-Emissions Trucks Are the Future: Let’s Do This

Last Thursday, California made history by becoming the first state to mandate that truck makers move to zero-emission drivetrains. California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) new Advanced Clean Trucks regulation requires that half of the state’s trucks will need to be zero-emission by 2035, and the remaining half by 2045.