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We have offices in four U.S. locations including Basalt and Boulder Colorado, New York, and Washington D.C., and one international office in China.

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Global Energy Transitions

We’re working in China and the Caribbean to reduce dependence on fossil fuels; helping improve access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa; and helping India transition to clean mobility for all.

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We’re working in the U.S. and China to transform mobility to use significantly less oil for personal mobility and trucking; and globally to reduce carbon emissions from the shipping and aviation industries.

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We’re working in the U.S. to decarbonize the electricity system; supporting power sector reform in China; helping island economies transition to renewables; improving electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa; and providing renewable energy at mining operations.

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We're driving massive market growth for buildings that are better for owners, occupants, and the environment both in the U.S. and China.

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Features and News


When Cheap Doesn't Cut It: Why Energy Buyers Should Look at Value, not Just Cost

May 1, 2018


Amory Lovins's Extreme Energy Efficiency: Stanford Students Learn the Future of Design

April 25, 2018


9 Hot Topics in Carbon Reduction and the Energy Industry in China in 2017, Part 2

April 24, 2018


9 Hot Topics in Carbon Reduction and the Energy Industry in China in 2017, Part 1

April 24, 2018

Press Release

Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Makes Significant Gains in 2017

Last week, the Business Renewables Center (BRC), a membership program at Rocky Mountain Institute, hosted its annual member event for corporate buyers of renewable energy. At the event, BRC released a new report titled Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement: 2017 State of the Market, North America.—April 18, 2018.