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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.
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Features and News
Community-Scale Solar Is on the Fast Track to Grid Parity
Will 2018 be the year when solar power reaches so-called grid parity, providing a cost of energy over its operating life that is equal to or less than the cost of energy from existing conventional energy sources?—January 16, 2018.
Beyond Bitcoin: As Blockchain Adoption Accelerates, a Need to Manage Energy and Climate Emerges
Did you know that today, a single Bitcoin transaction consumes as much electricity as an average American home does each week? And that’s just Bitcoin. That’s why Energy Web Foundation—a partnership between Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity—is building an energy-lean blockchain foundation for the energy industry that can also accelerate grid decarbonization.—January 16, 2018.
5 Reasons Your Mine Should Invest in On-Site Renewables in 2018: Key Lessons Learned from the First 1 GW Installed
As of 2016, approximately 1 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity has been installed on mine sites globally. RMI surveyed global mining firms to learn more about current trends and best practices and they all would recommend others follow in their footsteps.—January 11, 2018.
RMI Experts Answer Your Questions, Volume 2
We Field Questions from the RMI Community on Everything from Carpooling to Hurricanes—January 10, 2018.
Does Lyft Alleviate City Traffic?
How does Lyft alleviate city traffic? The answer begins with efficiency. Rocky Mountain Institute collaborated with Lyft to look at the way it functions in the three largest U.S. markets—San Francisco, Chicago and New York.—January 5, 2018.
Rocky Mountain Institute Issues Request for Proposals for Solar Photovoltaics and Battery Storage in Texas
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) today issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop as much as 13.25 megawatts (MW) of distribution-scale solar and storage in Texas on behalf of Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, CoServ Electric and University of North Texas.—January 5, 2018.