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2014-07-15 23:06:41

Analysis indicates the U.S. can reduce solar PV costs through installation labor efficiency. Snowmass, Colo. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a report today with Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), “Lessons from Australia: Reducing Solar PV Costs Through Installation Labor Efficiency,” identifying on-the-ground opportunities for the U.S. market to reduce solar photovoltaic (PV) system costs and accelerate residential and commercial customer adoption....

2014-04-04 23:33:56

Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit selects RMI program to educate Fortune 500 business leaders in clean energy as Finance for Resilience finalist. Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) announced today that its plan to educate Fortune 500 executives in an effort to increase renewable energy initiatives has been recognized as one of 12 finalists for the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit’s Finance for Resilience (FiRe) initiative. The nonprofit...

2014-02-25 23:24:09

Hawaii, California, Kentucky, Texas and New York Prime Candidates to Disrupt Existing Utility Business Models Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), HOMER Energy and CohnReznick Think Energy (CRTE) released a report detailing the potential for appreciable customer defection from the electric grid in major markets by 2025, without incurring higher costs or lower reliability. The report shows that, as the hybrid combination of solar photovoltaic...

2014-02-12 23:03:28

NRG Energy to install solar and wind power on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island. Necker Island, BVI (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 In a joint effort to unlock opportunities on scaling renewable energy projects across the Caribbean-basin, Carbon War Room and Rocky Mountain Institute brokered commitments from the British Virgin Islands, Colombia, Dominica, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, and Turks & Caicos. Last week, all joined the Carbon War Room’s ‘Ten Island Renewable...

2014-01-22 23:04:12

Report details how to determine the full value of investments in building efficiency. Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Today, Rocky Mountain Institute released a report, “How to Calculate and Present Deep Retrofit Value: A Guide for Owner-Occupants,” that defines the non-energy costs and benefits, risk reductions and overall value of deep energy retrofits. Deep energy retrofits provide substantially greater energy savings—often reducing a building’s energy consumption...

2013-12-05 23:02:18

Report provides on-the-ground comparison of German and U.S. solar installation efficiency. Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a report, Reducing Solar PV Soft Costs: A Focus on Installation, that examines the differences between U.S. and German solar photovoltaic installations. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot program and produced in collaboration with Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), the report focuses on...

2013-10-04 23:02:02

Energy expert Amory Lovins explains how U.S. businesses can lead the nation from oil and coal to efficiency and renewables by 2050, and profit in the process. Burlington, VT (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 The long-awaited energy tipping point—where alternatives work better than oil and coal and compete purely on cost—is no longer decades in the future. It is here and now. And it is the fulcrum of economic transformation. A global clean-energy race has emerged with astounding speed. The...

2013-09-25 23:19:19

Report Charts Course Towards Reaching DOE SunShot Targets by 2020 Snowmass, Colorado (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) recently released a report, written with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative, that examines how to substantially reduce solar photovoltaic (PV) “soft” costs over the next eight years. The report, Non-Hardware “Soft” Cost-Reduction Roadmap for Residential...

2013-06-19 23:01:42

Coalition of unique partners to map path for China to maximize efficiency and renewables Snowmass, Colo. (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) announced in Beijing the launch of “Reinventing Fire: China,” an effort to create an analytically robust model that outlines a path for China to economically meet its energy needs using the maximum share of efficiency and renewables through 2050. Together, the U.S. and China account for about 38 percent of global energy...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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