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Jul 17, 2014

Spark: Opposite Energy Policies Turn Fukushima Into Loss for Japan, Win For Germany


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RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Featured Blog Posts

How Opposite Energy Policies Turned The Fukushima Disaster Into A Loss For Japan And A Win For Germany

The Nation’s Oldest Public University Embraces Modern Technologies

Five Reasons U.S. Solar Installers are Vertically Integrating … For Now



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RMI In The News

Research Could Lead to Dramatic Data Farm Energy Savings
R&D Magazine

Reinventing Utilities: Now Minnesota is Rethinking the Utility Business Model
Smart Grid News

Lafayette Clean Energy Looks to Get New Question on City Ballot
Boulder Daily Camera

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Accelerating Sustainability Solutions at VERGE

Want to learn how technology accelerates sustainability solutions across industries and sectors? Check out VERGE, the GreenBiz Group's event in San Francisco on October 27–30. You'll join representatives from the world's largest companies, technology innovators, and cities who are working to accelerate opportunities for business, the environment, and society. Get 10% off with our special discount code VSF14RMI here.

RMI Update

RMI & NEEA Showcase Deep Energy Retrofits In New Report

On behalf of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Association (NEEA), Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) and Rocky Mountain Institute conducted an evaluation for retrofit demonstration projects to determine how well these buildings are meeting objectives. The report concludes that the demonstration projects are on track to meet their objectives and identified deep energy retrofit best practices—ranging from selecting an integrated design-experienced team to presenting all value and risk. Learn More.


The Storage Necessity Myth: How to Choreograph High-Renewable Electricity Systems

Amory Lovins shares how solar is now growing faster than cellphones, and debunks the myth that for a reliable electricity supply, baseload-power or bulk storage is needed to counteract high percentages of electricity from renewables. Watch now.

Upcoming Events

Appalachian Energy Summit,
July 28–30, 2014

Chief Scientist and Chairman Emeritus Amory Lovins will be presenting on July 28th at the Appalachian Energy Summit. Learn More



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