Opinion | November 2019

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 | 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

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

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.

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.

Opinion | November 2019

Financing Freedom from Fossil Fuels

Financial institutions can play an important role in the energy transition by providing financing for the retirement and replacement of existing coals plants.