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Elizabeth Hartman

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Beth Hartman is Manager in the Office of the CEO and the Electricity Practice where she supports a variety of initiatives focused on innovation in the industry including eLab and several utility projects. She joined RMI in August 2018.


Prior to joining RMI Beth was at EPRI leading the Incubatenergy Network (www.incubatenergy.org), a community of over 20 clean energy incubators and accelerators that have collectively supported more than 500 startup companies focused on solutions for transitioning to a more sustainable economy. For almost three years prior to joining EPRI she was a Senior Analyst at E Source where her research focused on utility customer engagement and marketing strategies, and before E Source she worked as Marketing Manager at Simple Energy after the company completed the Techstars Boulder program.


Beth has a master’s degree from the University of Colorado and completed a year-long fellowship at the Silicon Flatirons Center in the CU Law School where she managed the CU New Venture Challenge student business plan competition and published reports on topics including smart grid, privacy and entrepreneurship.

Authored Works

Climate Action Wins in the 2020 US Election

The long and difficult process of this presidential election is now over. Americans voted in record numbers, a sign of a healthy democracy. With a new president, America is ready to again join the international community in taking action on climate. We look forward to US re-entry into the Paris…


The New (Ab)Normal

In Colorado at the end of October, the largest fire in the state’s history is still burning on over 200,000 acres (more than 300 square miles). The Cameron Peak Fire started on August 13, so it has been burning now for over two months and is still only…


RMI Launches New Climate Tech Accelerator

Faced with the rising urgency of the climate crisis, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and New Energy Nexus are proud to announce the launch of a new joint venture called Third Derivative (or D3, for short)—built to accelerate the rate of climate innovation. This program works with startups from around…