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.
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.
Electrification of transportation and heating is a necessary next step to avoid the most severe effects of climate change.
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.
Toward a Just Transition
Our conversations about the future of energy are not only about energy—they are about the kind of society that we want to have.
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.
The Power of Finance
Like water, the flow of financing is everything to the energy transition.
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.