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Feb 13, 2014

Spark: Let's Celebrate, Not Lament, Renewables' Disruption Of Electric Utilities



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RMI Spark, the eNewsletter of Rocky Mountain Institute

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Featured Blog Posts

Let's Celebrate, Not Lament,
Renewables' Disruption Of Electric Utilities

The Evolution Of Utility-Offered Organic Electricity


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RMI In The News

Making The Case For Deep Energy Retrofits
Building Green

Winds Of Change Sweep Through Energy Policy
The Guardian

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eLab: New Business Models For The Distribution Edge

The electricity industry is evolving from a traditional value chain to a highly participatory constellation of interconnected business models at the distribution edge, where retail customers interface with the distribution grid. The regulated distribution utility of the future can be an important partner in helping to coordinate the deployment and integration of distributed resources. Achieving this outcome, however, may require transformative changes to existing utility business models. Read More


RMI Update

RMI Report Helps Fort Collins City Council Make Headway Towards GHG Goals

Earlier this week the Fort Collins Utility and Office of Sustainability and Economic Development jointly led a work session with City Council focused on accelerating Fort Collins' greenhouse goals.

A Rocky Mountain Institute report provided the technical foundation for accelerating Fort Collins' climate goals by 20 years, an 80% reduction by 2030. Four of the seven city council members expressed an interest in moving faster and seizing a leadership role for the country, while all council members expressed an interest in supporting concrete actions that can help Fort Collins tackle the tough challenges they face in making their ambitious goal a reality. Learn More


eLab: The Value Of Distributed Resources

Carbon War Room's Smart Island Economies operation aims to develop a successful model for low carbon implementation, and replicate it across other Caribbean and Pacific islands. Watch Now


Upcoming Events

Pathways For Climate Solutions Workshop

Managing Director James Newcomb will speak at this event organized and hosted by the Aspen Global Change Institute.

The workshop takes place in Aspen from Feb 24-28. Learn More

What You're Saying

@ecology_lover: NYTimes: Liquid-Cooled Supercomputers, to Trim the Power Bill nytims/1fXrSed


@IEA:  Businesses that invest in #energy #efficiency measures can achieve a high rate of return (up to 40%) buff.ly/1epZe2F

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