Spark—the eNewsletter of RMI
Thursday, December 6, 2018
US cities are uniquely positioned to demonstrate that it is possible to take practical, actionable steps to decarbonize electricity use and inspire impact far beyond their municipalities. A few are already driving innovative, high-impact renewable energy solutions.
RMI has a strong presence at COP24 with the goal to advance thinking and decision-making by inspiring confidence that climate change can be addressed. Read about what you can expect from RMI over the next few weeks at COP24.
As the number of electric vehicle (EV) models increases and the prices decrease, it seems that pretty soon there will be an EV for all needs at an affordable price. However, the EV revolution still faces many barriers. In October, RMI brought together teams of stakeholders from the midcontinent region to tackle local, specific challenges to electrifying the transportation sector.
A proposed rollback of EPA emissions regulations is a shortsighted move that ignores emerging signals from the oil and gas industry’s most critical customers and growing competition from alternatives that promise advantages in both cost and climate impact. The savings from deregulation will benefit only a small minority of poor performers and ultimately cost the industry as a whole.
RMI is partnering with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to host teams from around the country to research solutions to real-world challenges associated with solar energy adoption, with a focus on new ways for solar energy to improve the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of the nation’s electric grid.
Join us with Greentech Media December 11–12 to learn where the energy storage market is going and network with the major players that are making energy storage a reality. Register for the Energy Storage Summit using code RMI15 and get 15% off your conference registration.
RMI ON THE ROAD
Every week, RMI staff are working with industry and governments to accelerate the clean energy revolution. Meet us at the following events:
Dec. 3–14 | Katowice, Poland
o See story above for RMI’s role at COP24
o Energy & Mines World Congress
Dec. 10–11 | Toronto
o World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
Jan. 22–25 | Davos, Switzerland
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