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Feb 15, 2012

Spark: The Future of Efficiency: What's at Stake?


 
RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute

 

                      Wednesday, Februrary 15, 2012

Featured Blogs

MILITARY PROJECT AIDS GRID CYBER SECURITY

EV SKEPTICISM A COSTLY GAMBLE?

KEEP FOCUS ON THE SOLAR TIDE

AMORY LOVINS RESPONDS TO REBOUND MYTHS 

LOOKING TO THE FUTURE OF EFFICIENCY

OBAMA'S RENEWABLES PLAN: LET'S RAISE THE ROOF 

RMI in the News

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT ELECTRIC CARS
Media Matters

HOW CAN BUSINESS LEADERS ACCEPT CHALLENGES OF THE NEW ENERGY ERA?
GreenBiz

DISRUPTIVE LESSONS FOR AUTOMAKERS
GreenBiz

GREEN LIGHTING GIVES A CERTAIN PERSPECTIVE
Huffington Post

DOES SUSTAINABILITY INCREASE PROFITS? Triple Pundit

RMI Update

SOLUTIONS JOURNAL NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

In the latest edition of the RMI Solutions Journal, we feature great stories on energy innovators: H-E-B grocers slashing energy costs, the University of California, San Diego microgrid redefining energy management, the MLK Memorial and a feature on the Clean Energy Economy for the Region initiative. Read more 

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DON'T MISS OUR LIVE CHAT TODAY 


Join us for a live chat today at 11 a.m. MST to discuss the future of transportation with RMI Consultant Greg Rucks and Managing Director Robert Hutchinson. Learn more about the discussion and join live here.

Video

LIGHTWEIGHTING
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Watch Amory Lovins and Jon Fox-Rubin, President and CEO of RMI spinoff Fiberforge, discuss with Fast Company the potential of lightweighting to revolutionize the auto industry.

Friends of RMI

A recent report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy confirms RMI's findings in Reinventing Fire—that the opportunities to pursue efficiency are tremendous and can help improve our economy, create jobs, and enhance national security.  Read more   

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 16, Xconomy Xchange presents Reinventing Fire—An Evening with Amory Lovins in Cambridge, MA. Learn more and register here.   

What You're Saying

@jen_martinez: "Want to know more about removing waste? McKinstry recs @RockyMtnInst's @AmoryLovins book: #Reinventing Fire."
    


Kathy Guest: "I would like the U.S. to move to renewables at the same pace as Germany so we can create millions of jobs and get off oil."

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February 15, 2012

It is interesting that over the years RMI has done a good job in promoting energy efficiency but has not said a word about the highly inefficient landfilling of 260 million tons of solid waste in the U.S. This is equivalent to transporting over long distances and then burying 260 million barrels of oil. Are we smarter than Denmark, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Japan and Singapore who have moved from landfilling to waste to energy plants?

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