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transforms global energy use to create a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.

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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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Transportation

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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Electricity

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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Buildings

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

Policies for Better Buildings: Cost-Effective Ways Cities Can Cut Carbon, Slash Costs, and Create Jobs

Blog

A holistic approach to building and citywide energy reductions is necessary to drive cities all the way to their carbon-reduction goals swiftly and cost-effectively. Read our latest insight brief.—August 16, 2018

Press Release

Prime Minister Chastanet, President Clinton, and President Figueres Open Historic 3MW Solar Farm in Saint Lucia.—August 9, 2018

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Bruce Nilles and Uday Varadarajan Bolster Rocky Mountain Institute’s Leadership, 2018

Press Release

This week, the Business Renewables Center (BRC), a membership program at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), announced that corporate renewable energy procurement reached a new record in 2018, with 3.57 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy projects announced this year to date in the United States.

Photovoltaic power plants and remote wind turbine generators

Blog

How to Plan for a More-Distributed Grid

July 18, 2018