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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Electrification, carbon capture and hydrogen — oh my!
After a fire, a community comes together to identify seven possible solutions to stay resilient for future disasters.
Decisive policies are critical for achieving climate goals in residential buildings.
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Renewables bring plenty of new potential to communities left behind.
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In the last year, China has made progress in renewables and transportation — but major obstacles remain.
To reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, cut obesity and enhance respiratory health, consider transportation services.