Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, entrepreneurial, 501(c)(3) nonprofit think-and-do tank™. We envisage a world thriving, verdant, and secure, for all, for ever. To that end, our mission is to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources. RMI is engaged in cutting-edge research on oil independence, renewable energy technologies, distributed energy, resource planning, green buildings and radically efficient transportation. RMI’s work incorporates a unique blend of whole-system thinking, integrative design, end-use/least-cost analysis, and an interdisciplinary knowledge of advanced technologies and techniques.

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A shift in power generation is necessary, but putting in the legwork on efficiency can also help close the emissions gap.
The tech giant helps illustrate how large companies are navigating obstacles in the evolving market for renewable energy.
The famously earthquake-prone California city is looking to mitigate unnecessary infrastructure risks.
Washington turns to the private sector to realize its increasingly bold clean energy goals.
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"ESPC projects" may sound wonky, but they can unlock big annual savings without big upfront costs.
Chronicling the tech giant's two-year journey to 285 MW of wind power.
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Hewlett-Packard is the latest in a slew of tech companies to bet big on renewable energy — a long-term play still fraught with short term complications.