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.

How the organization enabled PPAs at prices 40 percent below median bids and plans to unlock a 5-30 GW market by 2020.
As Amazon Web Services and Facebook have expanded into states with regulated energy markets, witness a new trend.
Distributed energy resource (DER) valuation, electric vehicles and alternative capital planning are front of mind for grid innovators.
How Australia’s widespread adoption of Energy Scores holds important lessons for the U.S. residential housing market.
Data plays an important role in enabling our building stock to play a productive role in the low-carbon electricity system of the future. Here is what we need to ask it.
Mobilized by the impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Air Force joined a startup accelerator to investigate resilient renewable energy solutions.
First-time corporate energy buyers such as 3M and future-focused mobility moves by Toyota are just the tip of the news that made waves last year.
Achievable, market-driven transformative solutions to combat the worst effects of climate change.
A new technology that measures moment-to-moment carbon emissions from electricity unlocks a host of opportunities.
Airplane makers including Boeing and Airbus have focused on reducing consumption, but demand for travel is outpacing efficiency strides.