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Oct 10, 2013

Spark: The Micro(grid) Solution To The Macro Challenge Of Climate Change


RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Featured Blog Posts

The Micro(grid) Solution To The Macro Challenge Of Climate Change

A High Renewables Tomorrow, Today: Güssing, Austria

Trading Four Wheels For Two

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RMI In The News

How Distributed Resources Are Transforming The Electric Grid
Intelligent Utility

Future Transport Solutions Will Require More Than Electric Cars
EV World

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Annual Report Is Now Online

Last year, on RMI's 30th birthday, we challenged ourselves—and the world—to scale up implementation of solutions for a new energy era. In our latest annual report we show how we're doing just that, creating a clean, prosperous, and secure future by scaling efficiency and renewables for maximum impact. Read More

RMI Update

Advancing Military Microgrids

The U.S. Navy is leading the way in the technical and economic testing and validation of microgrid technology as it looks for new ways to bolster the energy security on bases.

RMI’s Electricity Innovation Lab recently held a small workshop with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) to better understand some of the challenges and opportunities it will face as it begins to experiment with microgrids. Learn More


Moving Towards A Cleaner Energy Mix

Creating a renewables-based energy future will take a lot of time, resources, and commitment. Watch RMI's Lena Hansen on the benefits and challenges facing a renewable energy system and explores how we can achieve it. Watch Now

Upcoming Events

VERGE San Francisco

Consultant Leia Guccione will moderate a panel "The Macro View of Microgrids" where Interconnect Microgrid contributors will share their view of the microgrid industry from a strategic and a tactical perspective.

Also RMI's Cofounder, Chief Scientist, and Chairman Emeritus Amory Lovins will be speaking in a keynote interview with Andy Revkin of the New York Times on the future of energy on October 17.

RMI subscribers can save 10% off of registration with the code VSFRMI. Learn More

What You're Saying

@ACEEdc: The best story yet about "intelligent efficiency" RT @dungerdunger Can the Internet save #energy? ow.ly/pzd3p

@leiaguccione: Grid attacks in Arkansas are No Joke ow.ly/pAdbj via @Forbes every blackout is another case for #microgrids

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