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.

The Arizona Public Service (APS) announced that it will fully decarbonize the electricity it sells. Here's what that looks like.
They can achieve 6 percent higher net operating incomes and $11 per square foot higher property values by investing in efficiency.
Even with relatively conservative assumptions, the math yields a clear and compelling answer: investing in climate action today would be a lot cheaper than the effects of unmitigated warming.

Solar panels may harness the sun’s energy in the same way that plants do, but while some rural residents view them as another revenue-enhancing crop, others see them more as weed-like nuisances that threaten their pastoral way of life.

The territory's new energy policy became law earlier this year — and regulators are deciding what mix of renewables it has.
They're a win-win for building owners, utilities and society at large. Plus, there are ways for everyone to get involved.
The opportunity to invest is massive, and new ownership models from subcontracting to cooperatives can help communities get in on the action.
The shift can promote energy equity, foster local ownership and avoid expensive and polluting investments in fossil fuels.
And three residential policies can promote economic development, improve health and reduce carbon emissions.
As misconceptions about the emerging tech abound, we can dispel common myths to encourage hydrogen's potential for decarbonization.