Rocky Mountain Institute
The devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria unveiled the opportunity for and urgency of a significant reformation of Puerto Rico’s electricity system. The report, created along with the Institute for a Competitive and Sustainable Economy (ICSE), showcases the recommendations created by a diverse group of participants, reflecting…
Feebates—market-based, revenue-neutral, and size-neutral—can act as an important policy lever in support of India’s “leapfrog” vision of an electric, shared, and connected mobility system by incentivizing the production and use of clean vehicles, according to a new report. A feebate is a mechanism by which inefficient or polluting vehicles…
India’s “leapfrog” vision of an electric, shared, and connected mobility system may result in a $300 billion domestic market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries between now and 2030, representing more than one-third of global EV battery demand over this time period, according to our new report.
The transportation sector is responsible for 36 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in large cities. But more cities are implementing strategies that move people and goods with less carbon.
Access to capital and innovative financing mechanisms is often a critical enabler for initiatives. Cities have an important role to play creating or expanding financing options and improving access to such financing, both for city-led projects (i.e., public sector) and for those projects that initiate on the private sector side.
Cities must sustain the people within them, while also properly managing their biological resources through responsible agriculture, forestry, and other land-uses while reducing waste and curbing emissions.