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Apr 3, 2014

Spark: eLab Accelerator: Kickstarting Community Energy


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RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Featured Blog Posts

eLab Accelerator Part 1: Kickstarting Community Energy

eLab Accelerator Part 2: Evolving Utility Business Models and Regulation

Keep solar finance weird? …Hopefully not

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RMI In The News

Big Green and Big Oil square off at GLOBE sustainability summit
Vancouver Observer

Grid Parity: Why electric utilities should struggle to sleep at night
Washington Post

When Will People Unplug?
Climate Spectator

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Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century

The chance to meet soaring demand in a sustainable way by transforming how companies and societies prosper represents nothing less than the biggest business opportunity in 100 years. Find out more information about this interesting new book by Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers. More Info

RMI Update

GSA Pursues Deep Energy Retrofits

In 2011, the General Services Administration (GSA) launched the National Deep Energy Retrofit Program to use 30-35 buildings across the country as demonstration projects for deep energy savings delivered  through energy savings performance contracts (ESPCs). RMI is hosting a third workshop in Golden, Colorado this week to build upon the lessons learned from these engagements and other  experience to further "raise the bar" on energy savings. Learn more 


The UCSD Microgrid

The microgrid at UCSD provides a living laboratory to experiment with integration and management of local resources and to optimize the use of these resources in interaction with market signals from the larger grid. Watch Now

Upcoming Events

University of Colorado Boulder ENVS Speaker Series

James Sherwood (Sr. Associate, Electricity Practice) will speak on RMI's work on sustainable utility business model solutions at the University of Colorado as part of the Environmental Studies Speaker Series.

This event takes place April 4, 2014.  Learn More

What You're Saying

@Mike_mncee at @RockyMtnInst this week discussing new #utility business models with other thought leaders. http://bit.ly/QDLm1o #energy

@MNLegEnergy Underway at @RockyMtnInst Accelerator with a dozen really impressive teams leading on energy http://ow.ly/3iMiCI

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