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Nov 8, 2012

Spark: After Election, Six Critical Levers to Transform Energy

 
RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute
 
Thursday, November 8, 2012

Featured Blogs   

SIX CRITICAL LEVERS TO TRANSFORM OUR ENERGY FUTURE

HURRICANE DISASTERS AND DEBRIS: DON'T LET RENEWABLE FUEL GO TO WASTE

GOOGLE HANGOUT: BUILDING PERMANENTLY AFFORDABLE HOMES

VIDEO: REINVENTING FIRE IN OUR ELECTRICITY SYSTEM

RMI in the News  

SANDY HITS, POWER GOES OUT: THE GRID NEEDS TO WISE UP
Marketplace

IF YOU HAD A MICROGRID YOU WOULDN'T BE WAITING FOR A POWER COMPANY
Scientific American

HOW THE SMART GRID MAKES BUILDINGS MORE SUSTAINABLE
GreenBiz 

RMI Update

NSC HANGOUT: BUILDING AFFORDABLE HOMES

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On Thursday, Nov. 15, RMI will host a Google hangout to share details about our work to make affordable housing more efficient. The project is the NSC-sponsored project for 2012.

During the hangout you'll hear from James Brew and Alexis Karolides, RMI principals, as well as David Allen, NSC Chair and RMI trustee. Learn More

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Reinventing Fire: Electricity

Reinventing FIre Electricity Video

Our aging and inefficient electricity system consists of centralized power plants—many of which are very near their lifespan, and almost all of which will need to be replaced by 2050. The question before us now is,"What kind of electricity system do we want?"

At RMI, we’re working to accelerate a transformation of our electricity system to one that is affordable, efficient, and distributed—and powered 80 percent by renewable energy.  Watch

UPCOMING EVENTS

GREENBUILD CONFERENCE: NOVEBER 13-16 IN SAN FRANCISCO

Elaine Gallagher Adams is presenting on "Rethinking Baselines: Bottoms Up" on November 14.

Cara Carmichael is part of a panel on "Bridging the Gap: Owners & Tenants Drive Efficiency Together" on November 15.

Victor Olgyay is moderating a panel on "Trade Secrets for Making Deep Retrofits Work" on November 16. Learn More

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