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

Top 5 Steps to Redefining Thermal Comfort

When the story broke that RMI’s 15,610 square foot innovative new office building and convening center in Basalt, Colorado, has no traditional central heating and cooling system in spite of being located in the coldest climate zone in the continental U.S., we definitely raised some eyebrows. How would occupants stay…


Water Heaters: As Sexy as a Tesla?

This article was written by Margaret McCall, a former Senior Associate at RMI. Of all the new tech emerging on the energy landscape, water heaters seem an unlikely contender. Alongside battery players like Tesla, with its Model X and Powerwall, water heaters look like even more of a…


Remote but Connected: Two Australian Communities go Solar

In two remote communities in Western Australia, Horizon Power decided not to invest in upgrading diesel power stations, but instead to embark on an energy journey to bring solar to a remote, diesel-based grid.


Corporations Set Renewable Energy Record, Surpass 2 GW in 2015

Today, more than 160 corporate executives are gathering at Bloomberg's New York City headquarters for a meeting of Rocky Mountain Institute's Business Renewables Center (BRC). The over-capacity, invitation-only event is the latest proof point of corporations' fast-growing interest in purchasing large amounts of renewable energy.


The Renewable Energy Market is Evolving. Here’s How.

Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) are being talked about everywhere. Today, corporate and institutional (C&I) end users have unparalleled access to bilateral agreements directly with utility-scale renewable energy facilities—greening their energy portfolio and creating financial benefits. How did we get here?


Giving Low-Income Families Access to Clean Energy and Efficiency

In June, RMI—along with its partner organizations—launched eLab Leap in New York to identify the unmet needs and create solutions that empower and improve the lives of low-income communities and households in a clean energy future. Forty diverse groups joined eLab Leap’s first meeting including low-income and consumer advocates, environmental…