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.

Kodiak Island was spending $7 million a year on 2.8 million gallons of diesel. Now, the Alaska island gets its energy from wind and hydro power.

Seattle City Light is bringing in smart charging technologies to power the 12,000 EVs driving around the city.

How you collect building energy data — and more importantly, how you interpret it — is crucial for taking efficiency to the next level.

A new rule is paving the way for more solar leases and power purchase agreements to flourish across the region.

It's time to start answering the hard questions about how renewable energy will be integrated with the grid.

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Brazil, India, Kenya and Uruguay have discovered that not only do renewables fight pollution, they can save health and money as well.