Plug Into New Ideas
As Rocky Mountain Institute approaches its 30th anniversary in 2012, we are excited to join in celebrating other forward thinking, innovative organizations that share our commitment to the efficient and restorative use of our natural resources.
On Thursday, I hosted RMI’s first-ever live web chat to answer questions about our latest publication—Reinventing Fire. The chat drew a large audience that had several great questions and comments. I couldn't get to them all; in this blog post I answer five more outstanding questions from our Reinventing Fire Live Chat.
What if the largest property owner in the United States, the federal government, started awarding contracts for retrofitting its buildings based on the contractor’s ability to reach net zero energy use?
President Obama on Friday ordered $2 billion in energy efficiency upgrades to federal buildings, a move that will create jobs and save businesses and taxpayers significant energy costs, according to Coreina Chan, a consultant at Rocky Mountain Institute.
Two weeks ago, after fielding questions about Solyndra from the House energy subcommittee, Energy Secretary Steven Chu came to Colorado to visit a bright spot in the U.S. solar industry.