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How Utilities Can Save Customers Billions of Dollars
If utilities modernize the way they select the resources they run each day, they can save carbon and reduce energy prices.
RMI’s Most Read Stories of 2022
From Putin’s War to the climate bill, a year packed with unprecedented energy and climate news drove engagement with RMI’s most read stories.
‘Tis the Season Not to Argue
How to discuss climate change at your holiday dinner without picking a fight.
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.
Caribbean Islands
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.