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Laurie Stone

Senior Writer/Editor
  • Communications

Laurie is a Senior Writer/Editor for Rocky Mountain Institute.

Background

Laurie has over 20 years of experience in renewable energy technologies. Prior to joining RMI, Laurie was the International Program Manager for Solar Energy International (SEI), where she organized renewable energy trainings around the world. She also wrote articles for environmental magazines and was green building editor for Home Power magazine.

Laurie has extensive experience working on and documenting rural electrification renewable energy projects throughout Latin America. She spent a year installing solar rural electrification systems in repatriated refugee communities in El Salvador with an organization she cofounded called Solar Community Projects, and spent a year working on solar water distillation at the Engineering University in Managua, Nicaragua. Laurie has also led renewable energy and energy efficiency tours of Cuba with Eco-Cuba Network since 1996. Laurie currently serves as an advisory board member to Remote Energy, a nonprofit organization serving as a technical/teaching arm for organizations that are working on international clean energy programs.

Education

M.Sc., Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

BA, Mathematics, Colorado College

Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

Location

Basalt, CO

Twitter

@LaurieGStone

Why I Love Working At RMI

“The best thing about working at RMI is knowing that I am part of transforming the energy system and creating a better future for not only my son but all the children on the planet.”

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

40 Years Back, 40 Years Forward

Today, in 2013, we are approximately halfway between the Arab oil embargo of 1973 and the fossil-free future RMI envisions by 2050 in Reinventing Fire. There are both similarities and differences in what happened in the 70s and what is happening today.

Outlet Blog Post

Trading Four Wheels for Two

Leaving your car home just twice a week can cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1,600 pounds each year. In fact, every mile you pedal instead of drive saves about one pound of carbon dioxide.

Outlet Blog Post

A High-Renewables Tomorrow, Today: Greensburg, Kansas

A small town in Kansas has taken a disaster and used the opportunity to emerge stronger and greener. While RMI’s Reinventing Fire campaign lays out a blueprint for ending our addiction to fossil fuels, Greensburg, Kansas is an on-the-ground example of how renewables can not only power our communities, but also help them thrive economically at the same time.

Outlet Blog Post

The Future of Mobility

As the cost of owning a car and environmental concerns continue to rise, and transportation options continue to grow, people are realizing we don’t necessarily need to own cars, we just need to get where we want to go efficiently.