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Laura Hutchinson

Senior Associate
  • Climate Aligned Industries

Laura is a Senior Associate with RMI’s Climate-Aligned Industries program. She supports the team’s efforts to curb methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain through research on pathways towards the certification and verification of low methane emission natural gas.


Prior to joining RMI as an associate, Laura worked as a fellow with the Town of Hanover, New Hampshire to develop a community-wide renewable energy procurement strategy and status update. Previously, she interned with RMI’s City Renewables Accelerator team, where she helped contextualize RMI’s support of city renewable energy procurement efforts with a survey of existing resources and interviews with city personnel.

At Dartmouth, Laura helped quantify and communicate Dartmouth’s energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions as a Sustainability Office intern, and studied the rate of recent retreat of Uganda’s glaciers with satellite imagery.


BA in Earth Sciences (Engineering Sciences minor), Dartmouth College


Basalt, CO

Authored Works

What Is Methane and Why Does It Matter?

The message from the most recent UN climate report is clear: unless we dramatically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the world is headed for a temperature rise of far more than 1.5°C above preindustrial levels. Dramatically reducing emissions means cutting at least 32 gigatons of…