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Letting Communities Lead

Written by Rocky Mountain Institute

Picture this: Although the year was 2012, many small communities in east India lacked access to modern power; wood fires, kerosene lanterns, and human power were the only ways to get things done. However, the government—specifically, a state-level Energy Development … Read More

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We Are Living in a Materials World

Written by Rocky Mountain Institute

It’s as true today as it was when Madonna first sang it more than three decades ago, and there’s a reason Marie Kondo and her decluttering method have become so trendy: we are living in a material(s) world. Besides cluttering our lives, these … Read More

Decarbonizing Buildings for All

Written by Rocky Mountain Institute

Lowering carbon emissions from the buildings sector (which produces nearly 40 percent of US carbon emissions) is a crucial part of getting to a decarbonized economy. However, when we implement efficiency or renewable energy projects in buildings, the projects are … Read More