Energy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles: Imagining the Possibilities

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Energy Implications of Autonomous Vehicles: Imagining the Possibilities

Consumers at the Gate: Has Energy Reached “Peak Centralization”?

Going Above and Beyond with the General Services Administration

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Utility Pricing Must Keep Pace With Grid Evolution: eLab Report
Clean Technica

Expert Says We Can Reduce Fossil Fuel Use 80% With Existing Technology

How to Define Deep Retrofit Value

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The Energy Revolution is Here

We live in an exciting time, writes RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst in the Summer 2014 issue of Solutions Journal. Three trends—accelerating renewable technology development, rapidly declining costs for those technologies, and synergistic solutions that better leverage these technologies’ potential—are converging to transform global energy use. Read More Here.

RMI Update

Reforming the Energy Vision

New York State took a big step forward in what is arguably the most ambitious initiative in the country to define the future of the electricity grid. The Track One Staff Straw Proposal provides recommendations for creating a fundamentally new retail marketplace for electricity—one in which distributed energy resources (DERs) such as rooftop solar and battery energy storage compete on a level playing field with traditional grid investments like big power plants. Read More.



Deep Energy Retrofits

RMI Buildings Manager Cara Carmichael speaks about how to retrofit buildings in order to achieve 50% or more energy savings. This video was put together from a presentation to the Nevada State Governor’s Office of Energy. Watch Now.


Upcoming Events

Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit & Expo

Principal Karen Crofton will be presenting at this year’s Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit & Expo on September 15th in Honolulu, HI. She will be discussing “Scaling Clean Energy Technologies in Island Systems: Caribbean Case Study.” Learn More.


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