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.

Starting with lanterns and scaling up to communities, D.light, Devergy and SELF are helping the energy-poor access clean, safe and inexpensive power.

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

The integrated utility services model is part of Fort Collins Utilities’ success. Here’s how it works.

Retrofits at the Marina Bay Sands resort result in 11 percent energy savings and a two-year return on investment.

The Colorado city’s government and municipal utility are spearheading not just a “20 by 2020” goal, but an impressive “80 by 2030” goal as well.

What happens when you really want solar but the obstacles seem too great? You may not have a suitable space. A tree may be blocking your roof. Or you live in a condominium where you don’t have your own roof.

Energy storage itself is complex, but the market's challenges boil down to two easy-to-describe problems.

Why dig ourselves into a deeper hole with fossil fuels? Here's how renewables can become the new power behind delving into mines.

It's hard to stay profitable if your company doesn't know what's needed where. Locational data holds the key to electrifying performance.

The first EV Rally of the Rockies shows that there are more charging stations that you might think — and that EVs aren't just for urban commuters.