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Ryan Laemel

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Ryan is a Manager in the India Program where he leads RMI’s Urban Mobility Lab and is focused on partnering with the Indian city of Pune to implement solutions for traffic management, public transit, and electric mobility. Ryan is based in the Basalt office.


Prior to RMI, Ryan worked at Yale University, where he led the design, implementation, and evaluation of the world’s first university-based internal carbon pricing program. His professional background is in environmental economics, climate policy, and energy efficiency. As a student at Yale, Ryan studied geology and physics, focusing his research on glacial erosion in the Patagonian Andes, and captained the men’s cross country team. Ryan joined RMI in November 2016.


B.Sc., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

Gerald R. Ford Scholar


Basalt, CO



Why I Love Working At RMI

“I’m inspired by our people, from our staff to our clients, and how our collaborative approach leverages the power of many to turn aspirational into achievable.”

Authored Works
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A Blue-Sky Vision: Clean Energy and Mobility in India’s Recovery

This article was co-authored by Jagabanta Ningthoujam​. We at Rocky Mountain Institute have been working in India for the past five years, supporting government and business leaders with the country’s energy transition. Yet a few of us have just started to call Delhi our home. Over the past year we…

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RMI’s India Program Launches the Urban Mobility Lab

When Rocky Mountain Institute’s cofounder and chief scientist, Amory Lovins, first met with Indian government officials in March 2016 to explore opportunities for collaboration, India’s ambitions in renewable energy and clean transportation were quickly moving from idea to action. More than two years later, India continues to make progress toward…

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RMI’s 2017 Micropower Database Release: Electricity Generation from Micropower Is on the Rise while Nuclear Power’s Output Share Continues to Flatline

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) just released its 2017 Micropower Database, a compilation of global generation and capacity data for low-carbon micropower and nuclear electricity sources. “Micropower” refers to sources of electricity that are relatively small, modular, mass-producible, quick-to-deploy, and hence rapidly scalable. For the purposes of this database, it means…

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India’s Mobility Leapfrog

While the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement may seem to have steered global climate action into the breakdown lane, India is signaling a switch to the fast lane that could define the transition to low-carbon mobility in emerging economies. In March 2016, Minister Piyush Goyal set India’s sights on…