A new RMI tool can enable charging and grid development that reflects the needs of communities, ensuring that everyone reaps the benefits of EVs.
Clean Energy 101
The energy transition is big, complicated, and often challenging to understand. Yet that shouldn't be a barrier to progress. That’s why RMI is developing a growing library of 101s.
Clear explanations of energy essentials — from heat pumps and electric vehicles to green hydrogen — can help untangle this complexity and show how it all connects. These explainers focus on the fundamentals of energy and the climate, along with the basic technologies and critical policies that are essential to decarbonize the world’s energy systems.
For more on the energy transition and to set the record straight on misconceptions hindering climate action, see our library of “Reality Check” articles.
Light, strong, and highly recyclable, aluminum is essential to technologies that are driving the energy transition.
As more and more EVs hit the road, utilities need to prepare the infrastructure to charge them. That’s where planning tools like GridUp come in.
An interview with Detroit-based Manager Alessandra Carreon about the benefits of a circular battery economy and what needs to happen to make it a reality.
Landfills are an often-overlooked source of climate-warming methane emissions. Here’s how and why we must act now.
How a plastic is made can have a 350 percent difference on its level of life-cycle emissions.
By harnessing the power of consumer demand for decarbonized supply chains through new market mechanisms like book and claim, we can catalyze the most difficult corners of industrial decarbonization.
How Just Energy Transition Partnerships can help coal-dependent developing nations in their energy transition.
Geothermal heat pumps are a time-tested solution with untapped potential.
Embodied carbon represents the millions of tons of carbon emissions released during the lifecycle of building materials, including extraction, manufacturing, transport, construction, and disposal.
What are the problems in the EV battery supply chain and how can we improve it?
Learn about types of EV batteries, how they’re made, and how they work.
We need a clearer picture of carbon emissions from plastic, so we can decarbonize the production and disposal of this common material.
What is carbon accounting and how can it help corporations reduce their emissions?
A new metric of satellite completeness can help decision makers better understand the strengths and limitations of various satellite technologies.
Homes and businesses can make the grid more reliable, and get paid to do so, by forming virtual power plants.
What is the NCQG? It’s a new global climate finance target that may be one of our best ways to address climate change.
ESG frameworks and ratings, if done correctly, can help guide investment into vital sectors that will accelerate the energy transition.
Why heat pumps are a cost-effective and climate-friendly solution for extreme heat waves and frigid winters.
How to ensure that renewable energy certificates lead to real-world emissions reductions.
Trucks are going electric, from your favorite pickup, to the delivery van dropping off your packages, to the big rigs that haul freight across the interstates.
Hydrogen has an essential role to play in the global effort to decarbonize the economy. This article explains hydrogen and where it fits in the energy system.
With all the buzz around financial mechanisms for the coal transition, it’s worthwhile to take a step back to understand: Just what are financial mechanisms and why do they matter?
The global financial sector plays a crucial role in the net-zero transition. So, what does climate alignment actually mean for a financial institution?
Green banks are ideally positioned to assist countries with the implementation of their nationally determined contributions, as per the terms of the Paris Agreement.
If you are going to drive an electric vehicle, you’re going to have to learn to speak the language of electricity.
We field questions from the RMI community on everything from carpooling to hurricanes.
We field questions from the RMI community on everything from agriculture to energy storage to inspiring change.
The unexpected result of Britain leaving the EU has sent shockwaves through European politics and the global economy. The scramble has begun in every sector and policy area to understand the implications of Brexit, and energy and climate change is no exception.