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Mar 9, 2017

Spark: Why We Still Need to Discuss Grid Defection

 

Spark—the eNewsletter of RMI  
Thursday, March 9, 2017     

WHY WE STILL NEED TO DISCUSS GRID DEFECTION

The rapidly declining costs of distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar photovoltaics and behind-the-meter batteries, have introduced new dynamics into a traditionally slow-moving electricity industry. This paradigm shift has ushered us into a new era where previous assumptions about how, where, and at what scale electricity is best generated, transmitted, and distributed may no longer hold. Read More.

YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS CAN CUT POWER PLANT EMISSIONS

“Automated emissions reduction” technology can can provide customers with a way to meaningfully reduce their emissions footprint, at near-zero cost, with minimal inconvenience. Deployed at scale, this technology could represent both a big business opportunity for companies successful in tapping customer demand for green and smart products, and a big emissions reduction opportunity for the grid. Read More.

TRANSFORMING TRANSPORTATION IN INDIA

RMI just completed a successful workshop in conjunction with the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) that explored technologies and business models to help India leapfrog traditional approaches to passenger mobility and transportation. The workshop took place in New Delhi, and comprised representatives from academia, government ministries, think tanks, civil society, and leading Indian and international companies. Read More.

RMI RELEASES REPORT TO IMPROVE EFFICIENCY IN CHINESE TRUCKING INDUSTRY

RMI recently released a report that distills insights from the RMI-convened charrette in Shenzhen to improve efficiency in the Chinese trucking industry. Improving efficiency in Chinese trucking will reduce cost, reduce CO2 emissions, support fair and sustainable economic growth, and improve public health and urban quality of life. RMI would like to thank the Swedish Postcode Foundation for generously supporting this important work. Read More.

IS YOUR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PLAN WORTH €500,000?

The annual global search for start-ups that combat climate change has begun. Green start-ups can submit their business plan for the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2017 on www.greenchallenge.info. Participants are eligible to win €500,000. The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge was started by the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is one of the biggest annual competitions in the field of sustainable business. Start-ups from around the world can take part. Read More.

ANSWER THE GLOBAL CALL

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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