Principal, Climate Intelligence
Rocky Mountain Institute
Paolo is a Principal with RMI’s Climate Intelligence program, with a mission to enable low-carbon commodities by cleaning up the value chains of materials, most prominently steel, metals, cement, and chemicals. While our traditional work stream so far has been about serving industrial players directly, via the provision of techno-economic modeling for solutions to the challenge of decarbonizing industrial energy, we are also focused on creating market-based mechanisms to channel the growing demands of consumers and investors for low-carbon commodities, leveraging accountability drivers such as robust emissions tracking and transparency. This supply push and demand pull effort is made possible thanks to our global team of energy and industry experts, spanning nine time zones from Colorado to South Africa, that has advised on over 500 MW of projects between the Americas, Africa and Australia, working with industry leaders such as BHP, Anglo American, and Gold Fields.
The Initiative, and Paolo’s role, build on over four years of experience in Sunshine for Mines, the former RMI program on carbon reduction in the mining industry. We have been advising our clients (and continue to do so) on serving the electric load of their operating sites, repurposing their closed sites into renewable energy facilities, as well as broader energy innovation and strategies related to non-electric load, non-energy emissions, and carbon pathways encompassing all of the above.