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The global market for zero-energy buildings is projected to achieve explosive growth by 2035. But what exactly is a zero-energy building? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a standard definition of zero-energy buildings, campuses, portfolios, and communities. Did they get it right?
For island communities, the costs and risks associated with oil dependence paired with cost reductions in solar, wind, and energy storage technologies suggest that an alternative to the fully oil-based electricity systems of the past is now a viable option for communities across the globe: affordable renewable energy.
Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) are being talked about everywhere. Today, corporate and institutional (C&I) end users have unparalleled access to bilateral agreements directly with utility-scale renewable energy facilities—greening their energy portfolio and creating financial benefits. How did we get here?
Across the country and the world, unsubsidized solar energy is reaching cost parity with fossil fuels. The same cannot (yet) be said for electric vehicles…
Former Head of International Energy Agency, Maria Van Der Hoeven, Joins Rocky Mountain Institute’s Board of Trustees
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) announces the newest member to join its Board of Trustees. RMI is pleased to welcome former International Energy Agency Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven to the organization.