Ryan Matley

Authored Works

Heat Pumps: An alternative to oil heat for the Northeast

Heating oil is an economic drain on the Northeast region of the U.S. Users of heating oil are at a crossroads, as the fuel is increasingly untenable for long-term use. Heat pumps are an attractive alternative to heating oil. While there are some barriers to the widespread adoption of heat…


Net Energy Metering, Zero Net Energy, and the Distributed Energy Resource Future

On behalf of PG&E, Rocky Mountain Institute organized and facilitated a roundtable of experts to evaluate the potential implications for the utility and its customers of a future business environment characterized by high levels of customer energy efficiency, growing numbers of zero-net-energy buildings, and increased adoption of distributed generation (largely…


Gathering Low-Hanging Fruit is Not Enough to Green Industry

Originally published at GreenBiz.com on February 27 as the fourth of a five-part series by RMI professionals on how to put into practice the ideas of Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for a New Energy Era. Part five will be reposted on rmi.org’s Outlet on Friday.