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Feb 29, 2012

Spark: A Farewell to Fossil Fuels


 
RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute
  Wednesday, Februrary 29, 2012

Featured Blogs

RMI SPINOFF BRIGHT AUTOMOTIVE DIES, BUT THE IDEAS BEHIND IT REMAIN A FORCE

NUCLEAR A BAD BET FOR THE U.S.

TRANSPORTATION LIVE CHAT: HOW TO REDUCE DRIVING 

DEEP RETROFITS BETTER FOR THE WORLD THAN NEW BUILDINGS

EFFICIENCY FACTS, NOT FABLES

RMI in the News

BENEFITS OF BUILDING EFFICIENY GO FAR BEYOND ENERGY COSTS 
GreenBiz

LOVINS LAYS OUT HIS CLEAN ENERGY PLAN
Matter Network

HOW TO BREAK THE FOSSIL FUEL DEADLOCK
CNET News

A GREEN EMPIRE
Harvard Magazine  

RMI Update

A FAREWELL TO FOSSIL FUELS: ANSWERING THE ENERGY CHALLENGE

In "Energy Strategy: The Road Not Taken," Amory Lovins's landmark Foreign Affairs piece in 1976, he describes two energy choices then facing the nation. While the "soft path" that was proposed 36 years ago is no longer far from conventional wisdom, our polical energy narrative—and strategy—remain stuck.



In his latest article published in the March/April 2012 issue of Foreign Affairs, Lovins seeks to shift the energy conversation again. Download the article from RMI's Knowledge Center.

Video

BUILDING EFFICIENCY CASE STUDY: SAN FRANCISCO FEDERAL BUILDING
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Watch how a U.S. General Services Administration-owned building was designed as a model workplace with aggressive performance goals.

A Historic Groundbreaking

Last week, President Obama spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, describing the importance of the museum as a monument to our shared history.

Less known are the energy efficient design strategies that will reduce the museum's energy use and enhance visitor experience. Read our 2010 Solutions Journal article

What You're Saying

Last week, we asked for your story and received a number of great ideas. @TRTooke wants to learn how to balance the intermittency of renewables. We'll have an RMI expert address this topic on the RMI Outlet.

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