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Laurie Stone

Senior Writer/Editor
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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.

EDUCATION & AWARDS
  • 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 HANDLE

@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

Native Energy: From Fossil Fuels Below to Renewables Above

Many Native American reservations sit on large quantities of coal. Others are rich with oil deposits. In fact, much of the development that occurred in the American West would not have been possible without the energy and mineral resources that have been developed on tribal lands. Some have seen those…

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How a Small County in California Went Grid Positive

California is known for being a leader in solar energy, but a small county in Northern California has taken things a step further. It has become the first county government in the state to not only zero-out its electric bill with renewable energy, but also to become grid positive.

Outlet Blog Post

Sleepless in the Senate

Twenty-eight Democratic Senators recently pulled an all-nighter in Congress to bring awareness to climate change issues. The effort, led by Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, had hoped to “wake up” Congress and get them serious about addressing the issue.

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Solar Empowerment in a Rural Nicaraguan Community

Forty years ago Sabana Grande, a small community in northern Nicaragua, was ravaged by war. Now you will find people sitting under solar-powered lights, eating solar-cooked chicken, and drinking smoothies made by a bicycle-powered blender.

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A High-Renewables Tomorrow, Today: El Hierro, Canary Islands

Many islands are blessed with large amounts of sun, wind, and water, making renewable energy a promising solution. One small island off the coast of Africa has embraced these resources, most notably through an innovative hybrid hydro-wind system.