Rocky Mountains Institute (RMI)

Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit think-and-do tank that emphasizes integrative design, advanced technologies, and mindful markets in fulfilling its mission to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources


Location: 
Snowmass, CO
Type: 
Non-Profit
Category: 
Energy Efficiency
Website: 
http://www.rmi.org

RMI’s strategic focus is to drive the business-led transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables by 2050. In autumn 2011, we published an ambitious synthesis—Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era—showing how that shift can be led by business for profit. Built on 30 years of research and collaboration in the four energy-using sectors of the economy—buildings, electricity, industry, and transportation—Reinventing Fire maps pathways for running a 158 percent-bigger U.S. economy in 2050 but needing no oil, no coal, no nuclear energy, and one-third less natural gas. This transition costs $5 trillion less than business as usual, counting all externalities at zero, and is attainable with no new inventions nor Acts of Congress.

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