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Nov 10, 2016

Spark: Doubling Down on the Market-Based Transformation

 
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THURSDAY, November 10, 2016     
DOUBLING DOWN ON THE MARKET-BASED TRANSFORMATION

This week we all woke up to a new and different political reality for the United States and the world. RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst describes how our work has endured through decades of various administrations not only because it’s the right thing to do environmentally, but also because it’s the right thing to do economically. Read More.




A HISTORIC STEP TOWARD SUSTAINABLE AVIATION

Carbon War Room, a Rocky Mountain Institute business unit, is focused on the decarbonization of aviation fuel, especially since doing so can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. These efforts have led to a groundbreaking partnership between the Port of Seattle, SkyNRG, and CWR to investigate long-term financing mechanisms that could supply all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation fuels. Read More.




RMI AND CWR WORKING TO WIN THE CLIMATE WAR

It’s 2016. The climate science is settled. The Paris Agreement is being signed and ratified by nations around the world. The opportunity to create a more just and sustainable future for all of humanity is starting to gain unstoppable traction. In his blog post on Virgin.com, Sir Richard Branson writes about what Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room are doing to make the energy revolution happen. Read More.




RMI WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

RMI is pleased to welcome Todd Stern, former U.S. special envoy on climate change; Mary Powell, president and CEO of Green Mountain Power; and Elizabeth Sall, founder and president of Urban Labs LLC, to our board of trustees. “We are very grateful to Todd, Mary, and Elizabeth for joining us and donating their precious time to our mission of accelerating the energy transition. They truly bring their own unique and significant expertise to RMI and will help make our efforts more impactful,” said RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst. Read More.




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