RMI’s new Managing Director of Catalytic Climate Capital and the Global South is bringing her experience to deliver the speed and scale needed to accelerate climate solutions.
Stories of Hope, Applied
Since starting out as a tiny team in a small town high up in the Colorado Rockies, RMI has succeeded by blending a unique mix of optimism for solutions with a rigor around how to deploy them.
This approach, which Amory Lovins calls “Applied Hope,” has for decades delivered progress on countless fronts, from improving markets and advancing policy, to scaling projects that have lifted the well-being of real people around the world.
As climate change accelerates, even greater challenges remain. With our staff, partners, and communities, RMI is racing ahead to scale solutions. Here, we document some of our most hope-inspiring stories and successes from around the world.
In Kiguna, Nigeria, a solar minigrid-powered cold room reduces post-harvest losses and increases profits for fishers and fish traders.
Four women from RMI’s Women in Renewable Energy Network are recognized as renewable energy leaders.
CFAN Advisors in the Pacific have spent a year on the frontlines mobilizing millions in climate finance — and more is on the way.
Tens of thousands of Papua New Guineans will have improved agriculture and more resilient communities thanks to RMI’s Climate Finance Access Network.
Solar and storage solutions are changing lives in the Caribbean nation.
By addressing equity issues, RMI’s Solarize cohorts have made rooftop solar and lower electricity bills available to more people around the country.
To kick off Women’s History Month, we’d like to introduce you to some of the RMI women who are working for a clean sustainable future.
On a visit to Africa’s biggest economy, RMI’s Jon Creyts finds rising demand for solar solutions.
How two women from Trinidad and Tobago are championing collaborative approaches to accelerate the Caribbean clean energy transition.
RMI Manager Jeremy Richardson, from a third-generation coal mining family, is working to ensure coal communities benefit from the energy transition.
In Illinois, a rural Black farming community shows that energy efficiency and electrification of appliances can lead to economic justice, without the need for more fossil fuel infrastructure. The program behind this success offers a template for other states to follow.
One RMIer recounts his experience braving Hurricane Ian and why the lights stayed on in his solar-powered sustainable community.
Six months in, CFAN advisors share their lessons learned from unlocking climate finance on the ground in the Pacific region.
Women are key to the energy transition. And the WIRE Network is ensuring their participation and leadership.
Vehicles are the leading cause of air pollution in Delhi, and final-mile delivery vehicles disproportionally contribute to high particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution levels.
Investing in the people on the ground and the institutional talent to do the work is critical to a successful energy transition in the Caribbean and beyond.
The Puerto Rico Community Energy Resilience Initiative shows that a community-driven process combined with flexible capital and technical assistance is the most effective way to serve the underserved.
Delivery vehicles contribute to the NOX, PM2.5, ozone, and other hazardous pollutants that take years off the lives of city dwellers in India and elsewhere.
Global road freight demand, driven by GDP and population growth, is expected to increase by more than 45 percent over the next two decades—leading to over 60 trillion ton-km by 2040.
Servall is one of the thirteen companies participating in Run on Less – Electric (RoL-e), a real-world demonstration of zero-emissions delivery.
Mike Roeth has clocked thousands of miles pulling his solar-powered recreational vehicle around the country in his quest to make trucking cleaner and more efficient.
In this post, we look at some passive cooling strategies that help keep an innovative tiny house comfortable during California summers, without the use of a mechanical cooling system.
Several Colorado developers are forgoing fossil fuels and building all-electric, affordable housing units.
Almost 30 years ago, seven organic farmers from the U.S. Midwest, unhappy with the state of American agriculture, decided to band together and form a cooperative to continue farming sustainably.
Denmark is making a big commitment to renewables. In the early 1970s imported oil supplied 92 percent of Denmark’s energy.