Spotlight: A Just Energy Transition
At RMI we believe that all communities deserve a resilient, prosperous, zero-carbon future. We are working alongside our partners to ensure a clean, equitable energy tomorrow for all.
A Just Energy Transition
Build Mixed-Income Housing in Wealthy Urban Neighborhoods
Changing our zoning laws to allow mixed-income housing in higher-income, urban or walkable neighborhoods can improve climate and equity.
The United States is emerging from the acute health and economic crises wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic to a longstanding housing shortage that is only worsening. The compounding harms of this nationwide crisis range from cost burden and inadequate housing to displacement and homelessness. Estimates of the…
Simple Tax Changes Can Unleash Clean Energy Deployment
According to the latest US government inventory, solar will account for 39 percent of the electric generation capacity added in 2021, and wind will constitute a further 31 percent. With current technology costs and policy incentives, renewables are now unquestionably the cheapest generation assets to build and operate.
EV Charging For All
How Electrifying Ridehailing Can Spur Investment in a More Equitable EV Charging Network
Electrifying vehicles in ridehailing services, such as Uber and Lyft, is critical to accelerating the EV transition, creating a profitable investment opportunity for building fast-charging infrastructure, and equitably expanding EV charging capacity for all.
Putting Equity Front and Center of Climate Change Solutions
As organizations around the world work toward keeping temperature rise to 1.5°C, we are faced with the challenge of ensuring that clean energy strategies benefit all. That is why it is crucial that any work to combat climate change and move the energy transition forward keep equity front and center.
Productive Uses of Energy in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, the productive use of electricity will be key to achieve national targets of universal electrification. This study identifies opportunities to electrify agricultural productive uses in Ethiopia and explores prevalent activities, community practices, and economic returns that indicate the potential benefits for rural communities.
An Equitable, Low-Carbon Way to End Global Energy Poverty
Today, a third of the world’s population still has unreliable power, or no access to electricity at all. As economies seek to recover from the prolonged impacts of COVID-19, distributed renewable energy offers an opportunity to reach the underserved and to power development.
Six Innovative Funding Methods to Achieve Climate Action and Equity in US Cities
Climate change and pollution disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous, Latino, and low-income communities. As cities increasingly recognize that climate action can deliver multiple benefits, they are finding innovative funding methods to simultaneously address inequity and climate.