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Apr 6, 2017

Spark: Boulder Commons Sets New Standard for Net-Zero Leases

 

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Thursday, April 6, 2017     

BOULDER COMMONS SETS NEW STANDARD FOR NET-ZERO LEASES

A first-of-its-kind lease structure builds a strong business case for both tenants and landlords to actively contribute to meet a commercial development’s net-zero energy goals. The groundbreaking lease also serves as a model for other multitenant projects. Read More.

AN AMERICA FIRST CLIMATE POLICY

Is it in the United States’ national interest to continue participating in global agreements on climate change? In an article for the Center for Strategic and International Studies, RMI Managing Director Paul Bodnar explains that even if you are indifferent to climate action and instead are focused on job creation at home or aggressive competition with China, our national interest is better served by staying in the Paris Agreement than by pulling the ripcord. Read More.

NOTES FROM THE FIELD: SIERRA LEONE

RMI’s Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (SEED) team recently hired Gribila as a driver. Gibrila’s family lives outside of Freetown and has no access to electricity. Gibrila has been using a solar lantern that the team has been testing and notified us that the lantern is not only saving money, but also the quality of light is so improved that the neighborhood kids now study at his place at night. The SEED team is helping governments in developing countries, beginning in sub-Saharan Africa, expand access to clean, reliable electricity, so that more families like Gibrila’s can thrive. Read More.

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

The Sustainable Energy for All Forum is a landmark gathering celebrating the global sustainable energy movement. This week in New York, RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst, RMI Chief Scientist Amory Lovins, and our partner and sponsor from the Rockefeller Foundation, Suman Sureshbabu, discussed energy transition in Africa and the Caribbean. Watch Now.

SMALL ISLANDS, BIG LESSONS LEARNED

Tune in to #AskRMI, our new Facebook Live series exploring the most important energy topics of the 21st century, straight from top experts in the field. The first edition of the #AskRMI series will be hosted on April 12 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Leaders from our Islands Energy Program will discuss the state of clean energy transition in the Caribbean and the challenges we’ve encountered, and take live questions from you. “Like” the RMI Facebook page to watch, and get an automatic notification when the livestream begins. Read More.

ANSWER THE GLOBAL CALL

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