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Edward J. Klock-McCook

  • Mobility

E.J. joined RMI in 2014 and is part of the transportation practice leading the effort to broadly scale the team’s work in Austin, TX, to reduce the number of single-occupant, gas-power trips that take place in urban areas. As part of this work, E.J. was the program manager for d2d—Your Door to Downtown, which provided discounted rides into downtown Boulder, CO, successfully eliminating over 1000 cars parked in downtown. He also supported RMI’s successful work to help Fort Collins, CO, develop and adopt the goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030.


Prior to joining RMI, E.J. worked in aerospace for Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Materials Research & Design. He has in depth experience with the analysis and design of polymer and ceramic matrix composites. He led a NASA program to develop a material constitutive model to simulate the high-speed impact of ceramic composite materials. The goal of this program was to improve the impact resistance of these materials for use in turbine engine hot-section components. He has also completed extensive work for Lockheed Martin and the Air Force related to sustained hypersonic flight.

E.J. has earlier experience with dynamic analysis of geosynchronous spacecraft, specifically the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-series (GOES-R) as part of the program definition and risk reduction team for Lockheed Martin.


M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Villanova University


Boulder, CO

Why I Love Working At RMI

“Fundamentally, Rocky Mountain Institute is the promise of a clean and prosperous future. From this I derive abundant hope and energy.”

Authored Works
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Understanding TNCs’ Impact on Cities

Thank you for visiting RMI Outlet. Since originally publishing a blog post on the topic of transportation network companies (TNCs) and their impacts on cities, we have received valuable feedback that we represented certain conclusions as definitive, when in fact they are not. A careful evaluation of the analysis and…

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Door-to-Downtown: How Boulder, Colorado, Tested the Future of Mobility

Rocky Mountain Institute recently published a report on Boulder, Colorado’s Door-to-Downtown mobility pilot. This report details the rationale, design, operation, and results of the pilot, which offered door-to-door mobility service to downtown Boulder. Click here to download the report. Boulder, Colorado, like many cities around the United…

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Test-driving Mobility’s Future in Boulder, Colorado

With car ownership expected to peak as soon as 2020, it is clear that our mobility future is rapidly shifting, changing how we get from point A to point B. It is a critical time for cities to research and pilot new business models and methods to help people move…

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Electric Vehicles – Bulk Discounts Boom Sales

Right now, residents of Fort Collins, Colorado and the entire state of Minnesota are eligible for a major discount on a Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) through the end of March. These programs are constructed as a bulk-buy and—thanks to the hard work of the nonprofits Drive Electric Northern…

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What Electric Vehicles Can Learn From the Solar Market

Across the country and the world, unsubsidized solar energy is reaching cost parity with fossil fuels. The same cannot (yet) be said for electric vehicles (EV) compared to gasoline-burning ones. While unsubsidized EVs have not reached cost parity with gasoline vehicles for the average driver, EV sales are surging in…