Spark: Watch Amory Lovins and Tom Friedman Discuss the Clean Energy Future

  “Don’t miss this brilliant, informative discussion!    Hazel Henderson,  Editor”

WILL WE BE HELD BACK BY THE INERTIA OF INCUMBENTS? OR MOVE AT THE SPEED OF INNOVATION?

Watch award-winning author and New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and Amory Lovins kick off RMI’s 35th anniversary celebration with a dialogue on RMI’s contributions to the clean energy revolution, what’s in store for the future as the climate challenge becomes more urgent than ever, and why we should maintain applied hope that the world’s energy leaders are continuing to innovate and move markets to drive a clean energy future. Watch Now.

TAKING STOCK: 35 YEARS OF INFLUENCE… AND COUNTING

This year, as RMI turns 35, our cofounder and chief scientist, Amory Lovins, explores what we have dared, done, won, lost, learned, and become. In this article from the latest edition of Solutions Journal, Amory recounts some highlights of how our energy-centric efforts have already achieved more than he’d imagined. Read More.

RMI’S 2017 MICROPOWER DATABASE RELEASE

ELECTRICITY GENERATION FROM MICROPOWER IS ON THE RISE WHILE NUCLEAR POWER’S OUTPUT SHARE CONTINUES TO FLATLINE

RMI just released its 2017 Micropower Database, a compilation of global generation and capacity data for low-carbon micropower and nuclear electricity sources. With renewable energy prices continuing to drop, the appeal of micropower is moving beyond climate mitigation to pure economic advantage. Read More.

DRIVERS AND TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCED FOR RUN ON LESS

Carbon War Room and the North American Council for Freight Efficiency recently announced the seven drivers participating in Run on Less, a a first-of-its kind fuel-economy roadshow that kicks off on September 6. The seasoned drivers, working for Albert Transport, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division, Hirschbach, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Nussbaum Transportation, Ploger Transportation, and US Xpress, have been selected to drive trucks equipped with a variety of technologies that improve fuel efficiency. Read More.

FINANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY: RMI WEIGHS IN

Improving home energy performance is a priority of many homeowners. Yet financing remains a barrier in moving even the most well-intended homeowner to action. In the National Association of Realtors’ magazine On Common Ground, RMI’s Residential Energy+ team provides insight and guidance on how financing mechanisms like property assessed clean energy (PACE) loans can make home energy upgrades more accessible to homeowners, and the steps industry can take to ensure programs are successfully implemented. Read More.

BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

Join RMI’s Jesse Morris at VERGE 17 in Silicon Valley for two discussions on blockchain technology and its potential impact in the energy sector: “Blockchain: Creating the New Energy Web (Part 1)” and “Interactive Blockchain Session: Overcoming Barriers to Execution” on Wednesday, September 20. The VERGE conference and expo brings together 2,000 leaders—from the world’s largest companies and utilities, progressive government agencies, and disruptive startups—to explore and elevate innovations at the intersection of technology and sustainability. Save 10 percent on your registration with code V17RMI. Read More.

ANSWER THE GLOBAL CALL

What we do today to define our future—and face the urgent threat of climate change head-on—is more important than ever. Your investment in RMI will accelerate the market-led transition to a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future for generations to come. Donate Today.