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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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Elevating Utility Business Model Reform at eLab Accelerator 2019

The various forces—societal, financial, environmental, customer-driven—motivating the electricity system’s transition to a more decarbonized and distributed orientation continue to grow, marked by several key milestones in recent months. As a central actor in the energy ecosystem, electric utilities will continue to play a key role in how this inevitable…

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Meeting Utility Investors Where They Are: Tools to Speed System Decarbonization

If we needed another proof point of the growing role sustainable business practice is playing in guiding investment decisions, the recent announcement that an institutional investors group representing $1.8 trillion in global assets has asked the country’s 20 largest publicly traded energy generators to commit to achieving net-zero carbon…

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RMI Playbook Provides Roadmap to a Cleaner, More Cost-Effective Grid

US utilities continue to spend tens of billions of dollars annually on infrastructure, even as electricity sales growth flattens. Paying for these investments will fall to customers for years to come. However, non-wires solutions (NWS)—targeted applications of distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar photovoltaics and efficiency technologies—increasingly are a cost-effective…

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Public Collaborative for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future

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…

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RMI Experts Answer Your Questions, Volume 2

On December 1, 2017, RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst and RMI Managing Director Miranda Ballentine held a live video discussion about RMI’s efforts to think bigger, act boldly, and scale globally to support our efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change and create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

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India Leaps Ahead: Feebates—An Important Policy Lever for India’s Future Mobility System

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…