In this New York Times op-ed, RMI’s Amory Lovins and Rushad Nanavatty explain why any serious energy transformation will need to harness America’s powerful and creative economic engine. Read the op-ed here.
ALSO INCLUDED IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE’S LATEST E-NEWSLETTER
- How Community-Scale Solar Can Change Our Energy System
While both residential solar and utility-scale solar play a large role in a renewable future, there’s also a sweet spot in between those two. Community-scale solar—midsize solar arrays connected to the distribution grid—has huge potential to reach millions of US customers.
- How Global Cities Are Going Green
More US cities are looking for ways to cut emissions and develop resiliency plans. Curbed spoke with RMI and other energy and environmental leaders to get their take on global city climate policies that are progressive, practical, and—most importantly—working.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- New Illinois law gives municipalities, counties sole authority for wind farm rules, American Public Power Association
- California is learning to trust 100% residential solar power, PV Magazine
California utility PG&E has tested levels of residential solar power up to 100% penetration, and how to mitigate the effects of voltage and thermal overload via smart inverters and traditional transformer and circuit upgrades – with smart inverters shown to allow for up to 100% penetrations at cost-effective pricing.
- SEIA Praises Nevada Governor and Legislature for Enacting Bill to Increase State’s Renewable Energy Target, Solar Energy Industries Association
- Ball Corp. makes massive wind and solar energy buy to offset emissions, Denver Business Journal
- Caffeine Peps Up Solar Energy, Scientific American
- Google Maps adds live EV charger information, Smart Cities Dive