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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.
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.
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.
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
Photovoltaic power plants and remote wind turbine generators
How to Plan for a More-Distributed Grid
July 18, 2018
Modern buildings in Beijing
Show Me the Money: The Business Opportunity of Grid-Interactive Buildings
July 17, 2018
The Economics of Electrifying Buildings
Seventy million American homes and businesses burn natural gas, oil, or propane on-site to heat their space and water, generating 560 million tons of carbon dioxide each year—one-tenth of total US emissions. But now, we have the opportunity to meet nearly all our buildings’ energy needs with electricity from an increasingly low-carbon electric grid, eliminating direct fossil fuel use in buildings and making obsolete much of the gas distribution system—along with its costs and safety challenges. —2018
The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios
US electricity generators may be committing their customers and investors to as much as $1 trillion in future investment and fuel costs through 2030 as they rush to build new gas-fired power plants. Yet advances in renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DERs) offer lower rates and emissions-free energy while delivering all the grid reliability services that new power plants can.—2018
RMI and Partners Awarded $450,000 Research Grant to Stop Power Outages at Airports
RMI and partners were awarded a $450,000 research grant from Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) today to develop an airport microgrid implementation toolkit that will help airports avoid power outages and prevent massive associated flight cancellations. The microgrid toolkit will offer a suite of reference materials to help airports launch microgrid stakeholder engagement processes and to understand microgrid planning, design, deployment, and maintenance.—July 17, 2018.