In March 2011, a massive 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan precipitated a cascading series of events that ultimately sparked Hawaii’s rooftop solar boom more than 4,000 miles away. As Japan shuttered its nuclear fleet and ramped up production from its oil-fired generators, global demand for oil increased, and…
Former Director of Program Marketing and Editorial Director at RMI
Strategic Marketing Eco Solutions Panasonic
Peter Bronski was the Director of Program Marketing and Editorial Director at RMI from 2012 until 2016.
He is currently founder and CEO of Inflection Point Agency, a boutique firm focused on branding, marketing, communications, and content for mission-driven organizations. Inflection Point Agency focuses on renewable energy and cleantech, sustainability and the environment, smart cities and mobility, green building, and related sectors.
Earlier in his career, Bronski was the Founding Manager of Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program and, prior to that, Staff Ecologist for the organization’s Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. He was a Lockheed Martin Engineering Scholar and earned a BS in Natural Resources from Cornell University.
The Energy Web Foundation (EWF) was cocreated by Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity. Representatives of both organizations serve on EWF’s Foundation Council. Across both sides of the blockchain aisle—both industries contemplating the technology’s implications and evangelists advocating its adoption—people often describe blockchain as the next big disruptor. Skeptics tend…
Finance cuts across all of the sectors covered in this book, and is a key enabler for all of the recommendations. Regional governments operate at a scale that lends itself well to organizing and delivering financial solutions, and realizing scale benefits. These finance recommendations are highly variable, with…
Land use issues present both a great threat and a great opportunity to climate goals. Some 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, forestry, and other land use, but this sector can also offset this impact by 20% by removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Transportation currently produces 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions—we can decrease the carbon intensity of transportation while increasing mobility choices and health benefits.
Industry is the foundation of many regional economies. Yet the industrial sector creates 28% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and its impact is growing faster than other sectors.