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Jan 18, 2012

Spark: Why So Many EV Critics?


 
RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute

 

                           Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Featured Blogs

WHY SO MANY CRITICS AFTER 17,000 EV SALES?

STANDARD, SHOWY OR FIT: WHAT DO CONSUMERS WANT FROM AN EV?

WATCH AMORY LOVINS ON THE INNOVATION ECONOMY 

EPA RULES POSE ELECTRICITY OPPORTUNITY

 

RMI in the News

WHY CARS WILL KEEP GETTING LIGHTER 
Washington Post

ELECTRICITY IN AUTOMAKERS' FUTURE
Washington Post

HIDDEN COSTS OF DESIGN DECISIONS
Huffington Post

DEBUNKING EFFICIENCY MYTHS
ThinkProgress

 

DIGGING DEEP INTO THE SOLAR LANDSCAPE


Solyndra aside, 2011 was a hallmark year for the solar market, and 2012 shows signs of continued growth. But, closing the gap between current installation rates and the amount of solar needed to support a 2050 electric system powered by 80 percent renewables requires significant changes.



At 11 a.m. MST Thursday, Jan. 19, join RMI for a live web chat. RMI experts and partners in the solar industry will answer your questions on our current solar work, and what it will really take to drive cost-competitive PV.  


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The Innovation Economy
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Watch RMI Chief Scientist Amory Lovins explain to Merrill Lynch's Pamela Faatz how America is equipped in entrepreneurship, capital and technical skills to lead the revolution to the new energy era..

REINVENTING THE GRID: UCSD

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RMI visited the University California, San Diego to document one of the best examples of an electricity network that provides local control and increased security. Watch

 

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@carlbass: "Just finished a lively discussion about design with Amory Lovins, Donny Deutsch and Alex McDowell at Ari Emanuel's event."


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