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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


Taiwan Makes it Easier for Global Companies to Procure Local Renewable Energy

Manufacturing powerhouse Taiwan has created a renewable energy credit (Taiwan-REC or T-REC) scheme that allows companies, including foreign companies, to procure directly from renewable energy projects.


Putting Home Energy Upgrades on the Air

Rocky Mountain Institute has teamed up with the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) to supply the nation’s TV newscasters with materials about home energy upgrades that they can use in their broadcasts, blogs, and websites when they are most relevant.


Portfolio-Wide Energy Optimization Can Deliver Outsized Returns

For owners of building portfolios, improving the bottom line through energy projects continues to be an undeniable opportunity. There is projected to be a $290 billion net present value opportunity in the U.S. commercial building sector—so what are the challenges and opportunities for leveraging this? Learn more in this blog post.


Capturing Value Through Portfolio Energy Optimization

Traditional commercial building energy retrofit approaches have focused on one building at a time, suboptimizing the portfolio level. A new approach changes that, bringing retrofits into the age of the portfolio owners. Learn more in our report.


The Policy Consensus for Faster, Cleaner Economic Growth

The increasing profitability of clean energy activity has come to drive exponential growth in global annual investment—amounting to over $333 billion in 2017. But the energy transition is still not moving fast enough. To simplify policymakers' task, the World Economic Forum reviewed and determined six core policy recommendations from leading think tanks, industry groups and research institutes. Our CEO Jules Kortenhorst and Kieran Coleman explain in our latest blog post.—March 7, 2018.

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Key Players Convene to Fast Track Minigrid Market Implementation

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) will kick-off a three-day minigrid charrette today that brings together leading global stakeholders and investors to create a roadmap that’s both actionable and scalable. —March 6, 2018.