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Peter Bronski

Former Director of Program Marketing and Editorial Director at RMI
Strategic Marketing Eco Solutions Panasonic

Peter Bronski was the Director of Program Marketing and Editorial Director at RMI from 2012 until 2016.

He currently leads marketing and content strategy for three initiatives at the nexus of renewable energy and smart cities: Panasonic CityNOW, the Energy Solutions Group of Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company, and Coronal Energy, powered by Panasonic. He previously served as Director of Program Marketing at Rocky Mountain Institute, where he oversaw marketing and communications strategy for the organization’s electricity work. He was also RMI’s Editorial Director.

Bronski is a coauthor on several major reports, including The Economics of Grid Defection, The Economics of Load Defection, The Economics of Demand Flexibility, and Community-Scale Solar, as well as a forthcoming white paper on a Panasonic solar+storage microgrid. With nearly a decade and a half of experience as an award-winning writer, his work has also appeared in more than 100 publications, including Harvard Business Review, Christian Science Monitor, CleanTechnica, National Geographic Traveler, and Men’s Journal.

Earlier in his career, Bronski was the Founding Manager of Audubon International’s Sustainable Communities Program and, prior to that, Staff Ecologist for the organization’s Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. He was a Lockheed Martin Engineering Scholar and earned a BS in Natural Resources from Cornell University.

Authored Works
Outlet Blog Post

The Importance of Messaging in Clean Energy Innovation

When we talk about innovation—with eLab, in the context of the U.S. electricity system—we’re talking about fundamental change in the system. Ultimately, most forms of motivation needed to transform the electricity system boil down to persuasion: convincing your audience that a change from X to Y is worth it. It’s there, at the core of persuasion, that the issue of audience-centric messaging matters critically.

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5 Major Themes Facing Corporate Renewable Energy Purchasing Today

On Tuesday last week, more than 160 executives—many of them from the Fortune 500—came together at Bloomberg's New York City office for the Business Renewables Center's latest semiannual meeting. Several major themes will define the corporate renewable energy purchasing market in the months ahead.

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The Economics of Demand Flexibility: How “Flexiwatts” Create Quantifiable Value for Customers and the Grid (Executive Summary)

In this report we analyze demand flexibility’s economic opportunity. In the residential sector alone, widespread implementation of demand flexibility can save 10–15% of potential grid costs, and customers can cut their electric bills 10–40% with rates and technologies that exist today. Roughly 65 million customers already have potentially appropriate opt-in…

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The Economics of Demand Flexibility: How “Flexiwatts” Create Quantifiable Value for Customers and the Grid

In this report we analyze demand flexibility’s economic opportunity. In the residential sector alone, widespread implementation of demand flexibility can save 10–15% of potential grid costs, and customers can cut their electric bills 10–40% with rates and technologies that exist today. Roughly 65 million customers already have potentially appropriate opt-in…

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Why EV Winter Range Loss is Both Fact and Fiction

Fair-weather driving in an EV is one thing, but over the past two or three winters there’s also been no shortage of coverage about winter EV range. The final word from a real world EV driver during winter time.