Spark: Successfully Shaping the Clean Energy Transition

SUCCESSFULLY SHAPING THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION

In 2019, leaders working at the cutting edge of the electricity system transformation are collaborating to address complex challenges and create solutions to help move toward a clean energy future. In this blog post, we list key issues that can further accelerate the transformation of the electricity industry, and the questions that still need to be addressed.

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FOUR CREATIVE WAYS CITIES ARE TRANSITIONING TO A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE

Mayors from cities across the US are stepping up and committing to broad and inspirational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize local energy systems. This leadership is especially critical given lack of federal climate action, but translating a mayoral commitment to reality can be a challenge.

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BUCKEYE CITIES BLAZE A PATH FOR RENEWABLES

Cities across the US are leading the way when it comes to renewable energy procurement. And while the thought of renewables may conjure images of places like sunny California or windy Texas, two of the nation’s leading cities call the Buckeye State home.

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TRANSFORMING ELECTRIC SUPPLY FOR SMALL-TOWN AND RURAL AMERICA

In this Microgrid Knowledge article, RMI’s Kevin Brehm, Madeline Tyson, and Jeff Waller offer takeaways on how rural electric cooperatives are transforming electric supply with distributed energy resources.

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THERE’S NOTHING NATURAL ABOUT NATURAL GAS

Natural gas is not only a powerful contributor to climate change, but it also emits harmful pollutants in our homes. In this San Francisco Examiner article, RMI’s Bruce Nilles explains why “burning a fossil fuel in your home is kind of crazy.”

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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:

o   Green Truck Summit and Work Show
Mar. 5–8 | Indianapolis, IN

o   SXSW Conference
Mar. 8–16 | Austin, TX

o   Responsible Business Summit
Mar. 18–19 | New York City