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David Labrador

Former Senior Writer and Editor at RMI

David Labrador is a former Senior Writer and Editor at RMI.

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Empowering Utilities to Participate in the Clean-Energy Transition – Part 1

This is the first blog in a three-part series. One of the central challenges in effectively managing the transition of the energy grid toward a more distributed and decarbonized orientation is ensuring that utilities actively engage and lead by example and innovation, rather than remain on the sidelines or resist…

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Heavy Industry Goes Renewable

Cummins, a global industrial manufacturer in the Fortune 200, signed its first virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with EDP Renewables (EDPR) North America in August 2017 for 75 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity over 15 years. Heavy industry has been slow in signing off-site renewables deals.

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How to Plan for a More Distributed Grid, Part Three

This is the third blog in a three-part series. The first and second blogs are available here and here. One of the main themes at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Institute Electricity Innovation Lab (e–Lab) Accelerator event, held in Sundance, Utah, in May, was distributed grid infrastructure—the use of…

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How to Plan for a More-Distributed Grid, Part 2

This is the second blog in a three-part series. The first blog is available here. One of the main themes at the 2018 Rocky Mountain Institute Electricity Innovation Lab (e–Lab) Accelerator event, held in Sundance, Utah, in May, was distributed grid infrastructure—the use of least-cost portfolios of distributed energy…

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How to Plan for a More-Distributed Grid, Part 1

This is the first blog in a three-part series. The second blog in this series is available here, and the third here. One of the main themes at the 2018 RMI Electricity Innovation Lab (e–Lab) Accelerator event, held in Sundance, Utah, in…

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Taiwan Makes It Easier for Global Companies to Procure Local Renewable Energy

Manufacturing powerhouse Taiwan has created a renewable energy credit (Taiwan-REC or T-REC) scheme that allows companies, including foreign companies, to procure directly from renewable energy projects. This is part of an emerging trend among countries vital to the global supply chain that will simplify corporate sustainability and stimulate the addition…

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Unlocking the High Value of Clean Energy in Low-Income Communities

Among the 135 stakeholders of RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab (e–Lab) who gathered for the first e–Lab Summit at the end of 2016, many are involved with Leap, an ongoing RMI initiative dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of low-income communities and households in a clean energy future.