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RMI is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization of experts across disciplines working to accelerate the clean energy transition and improve lives. Since our founding in 1982 by Amory Lovins, RMI’s chairman emeritus, we have grown to 300 staff working on four continents with a global reach and reputation.

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Hope in the Global Push to Address the Climate Crisis

On December 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., RMI Managing Directors Richenda Van Leeuwen, Jon Creyts, and Jennifer Stokes discussed solutions to reduce carbon emissions by 40–50 percent over the next decade, the necessary level to keep warming below 1.5°C. As explained by Creyts, this is made…

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A $180 Billion Opportunity in African Energy Planning

Serving the more than 600 million people across sub-Saharan Africa who lack access to reliable electricity is an urgent goal because of the financial, health, and education benefits that energy brings. But the increases of between 1.3 and eight times existing installed capacity that is planned by nations across East…

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Creating a Profitable Balance

More than 600 million people across sub-Saharan Africa lack access to reliable electricity, creating significant cost for homes, businesses, and utilities. Understandably, this has translated into aggressive national installed capacity targets, with nations across East and West Africa aiming for increases of between 1.3 and eight times by 2020. Our…

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A Spotlight on Energy Changemakers

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is on a mission to transform the way that the world uses energy. I’m proud to be one of about 250 people at RMI working toward a low-carbon future that’s clean, prosperous, and secure for all. Throughout RMI’s 37 year history, our organization has become well…

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Texas’s X Factor

When it comes to its energy use, Texas really is bigger. On an absolute basis, the Texas energy sector emitted nearly twice as much carbon dioxide as the second-highest-emitting US state and accounted for more than 12 percent of all US carbon emissions in 2016 (the latest year for…