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.
Landfills are an often-overlooked source of climate-warming methane emissions. Here’s how and why we must act now.
What are the problems in the EV battery supply chain and how can we improve it?
Learn about types of EV batteries, how they’re made, and how they work.
We need a clearer picture of carbon emissions from plastic, so we can decarbonize the production and disposal of this common material.
What is carbon accounting and how can it help corporations reduce their emissions?
A new metric of satellite completeness can help decision makers better understand the strengths and limitations of various satellite technologies.
Homes and businesses can make the grid more reliable, and get paid to do so, by forming virtual power plants.
What is the NCQG? It’s a new global climate finance target that may be one of our best ways to address climate change.
ESG frameworks and ratings, if done correctly, can help guide investment into vital sectors that will accelerate the energy transition.
Why heat pumps are a cost-effective and climate-friendly solution for extreme heat waves and frigid winters.
How to ensure that renewable energy certificates lead to real-world emissions reductions.
Trucks are going electric, from your favorite pickup, to the delivery van dropping off your packages, to the big rigs that haul freight across the interstates.
Hydrogen has an essential role to play in the global effort to decarbonize the economy. This article explains hydrogen and where it fits in the energy system.
The global financial sector plays a crucial role in the net-zero transition. So, what does climate alignment actually mean for a financial institution?
Green banks are ideally positioned to assist countries with the implementation of their nationally determined contributions, as per the terms of the Paris Agreement.
If you are going to drive an electric vehicle, you’re going to have to learn to speak the language of electricity.
We field questions from the RMI community on everything from carpooling to hurricanes.