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May 23, 2013

Spark: The Calm Before The Solar Storm

 

RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute
 
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Featured Blogs

THE CALM BEFORE THE SOLAR STORM

THE BIG APPLE'S BIG BET ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES

AS SOLAR PV EFFICIENCY CLIMBS, PRICES LIKELY TO DROP

FINDING CORPORATE OPPORTUNITIES "EN CHARRETTE" 

IMPACT INVESTING TO CREATE BETTER RETURNS AND A BETTER WORLD

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RMI in the News    

ENERGY EFFICIENCY: REVERSING THE DROP IN COMBINED HEAT AND POWER USE
The Energy Collective

DISTILLATIONS PODCAST, "POWER UP"
Chemical Heritage Society

SMART GRID IMPACT: 7 PROJECTS THAT COULD MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE TODAY
Smart Grid News 

INTELLIGENT EFFICIENCY: INNOVATIONS RESHAPING THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY MARKET
Greentech Media

RMI Update

Last Chance To Help RMI Reach Our Spring Goal

Your gift today will support:

—Helping incorporate a carbon fiber composite part on a mainstream vehicle by 2018.

—Bring breakthrough efficiency and renewable ideas to China.

—Transform the electricity system toward efficiency, renewables, and distributed resources.

Watch the recordings of our Electricity Innovation Lab (eLab), Reinventing Fire: China and Oil-Free Transportation System conversations.

Innovative Solar Business Models

Amidst all of the sunny news of solar market growth and consumer empowerment, a potential storm is brewing. As solar PV expands, it is driving a fundamental shift in economics, business models, and operations across the electricity sector. 

We've designed the Innovative Solar Business Models (ISBM) project, a three-year project funded by the U.S. DOE’s SunShot initiative, to address key gaps in the industry and help chart the course for the future. Learn More

Video

eLab: Pursuing Net Zero in Fort Collins

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eLab hosted a charrette in Fort Collins that drew experts from the region and around the country to craft innovative solutions to some of the city’s most difficult challenges. Watch now

UPCOMING EVENTS

Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy

Chief Scientist, Cofounder and Chairman Emeritus Amory Lovins will teach a webinar on "Innovation, Enterprise, and the Circular Economy," organized by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on May 29, 2013. Learn More

2013 Building Opportunities

Senior Consultant Elaine Gallagher Adams, AIA, will present on "Sustain: Efficiency Building Operations" through Green Practices on June 4, 2013 in Denver. Learn More

What You're Saying

 @Greenbiztweets: And then in the dark clean tech investing gloom, the skies parted -- light! grn.bz/11oyNLx via @RockyMtnInst 

@drgrist: Reading the sh*t out of @eLAB's paper on new business models for utilities. rmi.org/New_Business_Models

 

Continually inspired by Amory Lovins at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the work his team is doing to advance renewable energy and energy efficiency.—Ginna K.

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