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Clean Energy 101: Electric Trucks
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.
Transforming Urban Mobility
Having grown up in Pune, I know the city like the back of my hand. Referred to as the “Oxford of the East” for its renowned educational institutions, I fondly remember many lunchbreaks standing on the sidewalk at a tapri (stall) outside my school, sipping chai and eating vada pav…
Global South
Powering Electric Two- and Three-Wheelers with Rural Minigrids in Nigeria and India
A growing renewable minigrid industry and a booming market for two- and three-wheeled electric vehicles opens the door for minigrid-powered EVs to become the option of first resort for families and businesses with the ability to invest in motorized transport.
This Earth Day, RMI Remembers 40 years of Planet-Saving Action
In April 1970, millions of Americans gathered to protest a planet in peril. It was an era when the poisoning of our environment was visible and tangible: smokestack emissions darkened skies, industrial runoff tainted rivers and lakes, and trash tarnished landscapes. The moment birthed an era of transformative regulations —…
Climate Intelligence
Is the US Stockpiling Dirty Oils?
Greater oil and gas data transparency is needed to guide Strategic Petroleum Reserve decisions and stem the flow of the world’s dirtiest oils.
Climate Intelligence
Making the Invisible, Visible: Methane Solutions Offer Down Payment on our Climate Future
Reducing methane emissions now offers the single biggest opportunity to address near-term warming. Fortunately, we have many ways to do this.
You Might Be Paying for a Worthless Gas Plant
Utilities are building gas-fired power plants today for a future that may not have a use for them, potentially leaving ratepayers paying for a plant long after it has closed.
Carmelita Miller: Bringing Impacted Communities to the Table
Meet Carmelita Kelly Miller, who recently joined RMI as our first director of energy equity strategies. In this new role, Carmelita will work across RMI programs and initiatives to integrate solutions for the clean energy transition that prioritize communities impacted by climate change and energy burden. She previously served as…
Clean Energy 101: Hydrogen
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.
Ten Climate Fixes to Catch Up in the Race to Cut Emissions
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of researchers convened by the United Nations, makes it clear that it’s now or never if there is hope of containing the Earth’s temperature rise to 1.5C. We have the tools and insights to innovate our…