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.

Authored Works

The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Electricity

Electricity generation is a major contributor to global climate change, accounting for nearly one quarter of all emissions. But cost-effective renewable energy sources present an unprecedented opportunity for cities.


The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Financing

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.


The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Biological Resources

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.


The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Industry

Industry is responsible for 7% of carbon emissions in major cities. Solutions exist that can enable cities to cut these emissions, while also promoting business and manufacturing.


The Carbon-Free City Handbook: Buildings

The built environment is responsible for nearly 50 percent of all GHG emissions in large cities. So any carbon-free commitment must address building energy use.


The Carbon-Free City Handbook

The Carbon-Free City Handbook reveals 22 actions—and associated resources—for cities globally to move toward climate-neutrality and see results within a year.


Newtonian Shift

Experience the energy transition from different perspectives in this immersive gaming workshop. Download more info on Newtonian Shift here.


Pathways to Zero: Tools for Carbon-Free Buildings, Districts, and Communities

Putting the buildings sector on a pathway to zero carbon emissions is of critical importance. And an increasing number of cities, states, developers, and building occupants are seeking the best ways to improve the performance of buildings while improving resilience, stimulating economic growth, and meeting ambitious environmental goals. RMI’s research series—Pathways…