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Pathways for Innovation

Download RMI’s New Report, Pathways for Innovation: The Role of Pilots and Demonstrations in Reinventing the Utility Business Model The rapid growth of distributed energy resources (DERs) and large-scale renewable energy is driving utilities to test and develop a variety of new technologies, business models, and customer-facing programs. DERs…

Finding Better Places to Buy Wind and Solar Power

Large corporations, universities, and municipalities are increasingly interested in procuring renewable energy at scale due to a combination of increasingly ambitious sustainability targets and falling costs. Buyers must consider more than just the cost of energy when evaluating these transactions, but the opacity and complexity of wholesale energy markets makes…

The Grid Needs a Symphony, Not a Shouting Match

For more detail on the topics covered in this article, readers should see Amory Lovins’ FERC comments, a recent article on Forbes, and a forthcoming article in The Electricity Journal. In April, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced a 60-day study on electricity market design…

Unlocking the High Value of Clean Energy in Low-Income Communities

Among the 135 stakeholders of RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab (e–Lab) who gathered for the first e–Lab Summit at the end of 2016, many are involved with Leap, an ongoing RMI initiative dedicated to empowering and improving the lives of low-income communities and households in a clean energy future.