Laurie Stone

Senior Writer/Editor
  • Communications

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

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.

  • M.Sc., Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
  • BA, Mathematics, Colorado College
  • Awards: Phi Beta Kappa, National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow

Basalt, CO




“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
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Building on Chicago’s Reputation as a Green Building Leader

The USGBC recently released its 2015 Top Ten States for LEED list, naming the U.S. states that lead the nation in sustainable building design, construction, and transformation. For the third year in a row, Illinois topped the list of total square feet of LEED-certified space per resident.

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Top Ten RMI Blog Posts of 2015

As we start 2016, we thought we’d look back at all the exciting stories from the past year as told through our blog site.

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An Innovative Business Model Makes Solar Accessible to All

New Mexico is officially known as the “Land of Enchantment.” However, before 1941, the state’s license plates declared New Mexico “the Sunshine State.” It’s the third sunniest state in the U.S., behind Arizona and Nevada. With that abundant sunshine, it’s no wonder that the people of Taos County want to use more solar energy.

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Driving the Rain: Electrifying Transportation in Juneau, Alaska

As Juneau moves further along in its path of vehicle electrification, the hope is in the near future a tourist will be able to experience all that Juneau has to offer without any carbon emissions, all while learning about clean energy and climate change.

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San Francisco Prepares for the Big One with Microgrids

In 2008 the USGS reported that California has a 99 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake in the next 30 years. So the City of San Francisco is not taking any chances—they’re preparing for the (next) big one with microgrids.

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eLab Accelerator Explores Resilience Options in Sun Valley

The eLab Team is analyzing the solar and other renewable energy potential of the area to determine how much energy the area can produce locally, and the Institute is focused on how to finance the project through a mix of public and private money.