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Mar 2, 2017

Spark: Solar Embrace

 

Spark—the eNewsletter of RMI  
Thursday, March 2, 2017     

SOLAR EMBRACE

RMI Expands Community-Scale Solar Programs Across the Nation

More than a year ago, RMI announced its Shine program would focus on community-scale solar. Now, as we enable power purchase agreements (PPAs) at prices 40 percent below median bids, we are seeing increasing interest in community-scale solar, and we are expanding our efforts across the nation. Read More.

CLIMATE RISK AND GLOBAL SHIPPING DEBT

Climate transition pathways pose risks to the banks that hold $400 billion of global shipping debt. With the onset of climate policies as soon as 2023, there will be a need for significant capital investment to keep vessels competitive. A recent Carbon War Room and UMAS report, Navigating Decarbonisation, lays out the first approach to climate stress-testing of shipping assets and proposes that enhanced due diligence undertaken today by financiers, shipowners, and shareholders can help deliver long-term value and avoid losses by the mid-2020s. Read More.

NEW REPORT DISCUSSES EMERGING FUEL-SAVING STRATEGIES FOR TRUCKS

Variable engine-driven accessories are emerging as fuel-saving strategies for long- and regional-haul fleets, according to the latest Confidence Report recently released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Carbon War Room. Read More.

ADD YOUR VOICE TO OUR #CLEANENERGYMOONSHOT MASS TWEET

The race of the 20th century was to put a man on the moon. Now, we’re in the most important race of the 21st century, and all centuries following: the race against the clock to avert climate disaster, or the race toward a clean energy future. Join our #CleanEnergyMoonshot campaign on social media to share this message—we need your help to reach 100+ participants! Read More.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! ANSWER THE GLOBAL CALL

Now, if you make a first-time gift to RMI or give more than last year, your new gift or increase will be matched dollar for dollar thanks to longtime donor Charles Babbs, who has just offered an exciting $50,000 challenge match. What we do today to define our future—and face the urgent threat of climate change head on—is more important than ever. Your investment in RMI will accelerate the market-led transition to a clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future for generations to come. Donate Today.
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