Opinion

How Fast?

By Jules Kortenhorst, CEO Rocky Mountain Institute

The era of carbon-intensive energy derived from the burning of fossil fuels will come to an end, and a cleaner, more reliable energy future based on renewables like wind and solar will be the new normal.

Article | December 2019

Leading from Below

A new report coauthored by RMI finds that decarbonization is being led by states, cities, businesses, and other actors in the United States, while still noting that more action is needed. And how it put numbers on all this is part of the story.

Article | November 2019

Decarbonizing Steel and Cement

Some of the most basic building blocks of our modern world are some of the hardest materials to decarbonize. But even here, there are ways.

Article | November 2019

Accelerating Wind and Solar

Wind and solar have seen remarkable growth over the past few decades. But is it enough?

Article | November 2019

21st Century Urban Mobility

In order to decarbonize the urban environment, we must change not only how we get around cities, but also how cities themselves are planned.

Article | November 2019

Leapfrogging: A notion in need of an upgrade

In some cases developing economies can skip over earlier modes of energy use and infrastructure, but this concept often misses the unique trajectories and challenges of the developing world.

Article | November 2019

“Electrify Everything”

Electrification of transportation and heating is a necessary next step to avoid the most severe effects of climate change.

Article | November 2019

The Power of Finance

Like water, the flow of financing is everything to the energy transition.

Article | November 2019

Doing More with Less

To aggressively reduce our emissions, we are going to need to overhaul our thinking about not only what we build but also how we build.

Interview | November 2019

Seven Global Challenges

James Newcomb, the managing director of Rocky Mountain Institute’s Emerging Solutions Program, explains the origins and thinking behind RMI’s new global framework to tackle the climate emergency.