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Fighting for a Just Transition for Coal Communities
RMI Manager Jeremy Richardson, from a third-generation coal mining family, is working to ensure coal communities benefit from the energy transition.
Global South
Hurricane-Proof Energy for Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican energy expert Javier Rúa discusses how the Inflation Reduction Act can strengthen the island's brittle energy system.
From Poverty to Power in Pembroke
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.
Our Lights Stayed on During Hurricane Ian
One RMIer recounts his experience braving Hurricane Ian and why the lights stayed on in his solar-powered sustainable community.
New White House ‘Buy Clean’ Guidance Targets Huge Emissions Hidden in Building Materials
White House announced “Buy Clean” recommendations that will advance green building materials procurement for federal building and transportation projects.
Global South
Max Lainfiesta: Building a Career and Cutting-Edge Energy Project Models to Extend Renewable Energy Access Globally
Max Lainfiesta grew up in Guatemala alongside solar water heaters, wind turbines, and innovative renewable energy experiments.
How Local Governments and Communities Are Taking Action to Get Fossil Fuels out of Buildings
Nearly 28 million Americans across 12 states now live in a jurisdiction where local policies favor fossil fuel-free, healthy buildings.
US Policy
Landmark Deal Resets US Climate and Clean Energy Goals, Lifts Prospects for Global Progress
Washington has reached a far-reaching deal on clean energy and climate policy that dramatically improves the outlook for global efforts to prevent dangerous planetary warming. With $369 billion in tax tweaks and new spending, the deal would be the largest and most ambitious clean energy investment in US history.
Clean Energy 101: Heat Pumps
Why heat pumps are a cost-effective and climate-friendly solution for extreme heat waves and frigid winters.
US Policy
How Fast-Growing Colorado is Tackling its Transportation Emissions
From Denver smog to jammed mountain highways, Colorado is focusing on transportation to solve congestion, pollution, and climate problems.