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Founded by Amory Lovins, the Rocky Mountain Institute researches and promotes plans to rapidly wean the U.S. and the world off of fossil fuels

EarthTalk: How the Rocky Mountain Institute Believes We Can Wean Ourselves from Fossil Fuels

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How does the Rocky Mountain Institute think we can get off of oil and coal by 2050 and save money in the process? – James Greenville, Redding, CTColorado-based sustainability think-tank Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) was founded in 1982 by American physicist…

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All zeros: Net zero building requires occupant engagement

Achieving Net Zero Building Status Requires Occupant Engagement

On February 26th, about 100 people gathered in San Francisco to discuss the world’s greenest buildings and the future of green building.  They discussed strategies that spawned a revolution in net-zero building as well as the frontier of new techniques and innovations. Net-Zero, for those not familiar, is a term used to describe the net energy consumption and energy footprint…

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Video Friday: Rocky Mountain Institute Year in Review

Co-founded by Amory Lovins in 1982, the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is a non-profit “think-and-do-tank” focused on resource and energy efficiency. RMI seeks to find solutions to drive our transition from fossil-fuels to a new energy economy. Working in transportation, energy, buildings and industry, RMI is a leader in “out-of-the-box” innovation and transformative pragmatism. RMI celebrates its 30th anniversary and summarizes…

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Mapping the New Energy Economy - Infographic from the Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute: Mapping the Transition to the New Energy Era

This infographic is courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Institute  

Buying Efficiency and the Real Cost of Climate Change – A Talk with Amory Lovins and Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta

Two video excerpts from a talk at the Santa Fe Institute with physicist and resource efficiency guru Amory Lovins and economist Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta on the real cost of climate protection and building a new energy economy.