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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.

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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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India Leaps Ahead: Transformative Electric Vehicle Battery and Feebate Solutions

In line with its aspiration to achieve 100% electric vehicle (EV) sales by 2030, India could rise to be among the world’s top countries in manufacturing batteries. This new series of reports, co-authored by NITI Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute discusses the potential for India's domestic battery market to be worth as much as $300 billion by 2030, and the importance of a national feebate policy for the country to meet its goals for a rapid transition to shared, connected, and electric mobility.—November 22, 2017.


Enabling the Transition to Electric Mobility in India

This report, co-authored by FICCI and Rocky Mountain Institute was released at the Smart Mobility Conference organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The report discusses the potential of electric mobility in India and the main barriers to electric vehicle (EV) adoption, essential opportunities in line with the Government of India's ambitious target of 100% EVs by 2030.—November 20, 2017.


A Second Life for Legacy Mining Sites

While renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind power can reduce emissions and demonstrate sustainability at operating mine sites, Rocky Mountain Institute’s Sunshine for Mines program has also identified key opportunities specific to legacy, or inactive, mine sites. Our solutions can transform these liabilities into revenue-generating assets.—November 13, 2017

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Rocky Mountain Institute Reveals 22 Actions for Cities Globally to Move Toward Climate-Neutrality and See Results Within a Year

Today at COP23, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released The Carbon-Free City Handbook with support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.—November 11, 2017

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WattTime and Microsoft Give European Consumers the Power to Choose the Cleanest Energy in Real Time

Today at COP23, WattTime—a Rocky Mountain Institute subsidiary—and Microsoft—the leading platform and productivity company for a mobile-first, cloud-first world—launched a new way to give customers the power to understand and reduce their carbon emissions.

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Rocky Mountain Institute Joins The Good Traveler Carbon-Reduction Program with Mission to Scale Impact

The Good Traveler, a nonprofit collaboration among airports and transportation authorities, and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a global nonprofit focused on transforming energy use, today announced a multiyear partnership focused on scaling the impact of The Good Traveler aviation carbon-reduction program.