Rocky Mountain Institute Solutions Spring 2008

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RMI Solutions Spring 2008 newsletter (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Contents

Forget Nuclear (PDF, 633 KB)
By Amory B. Lovins, Imran Sheikh, and Alex Markevich

RMI Cofounder and Chief Scientist Amory Lovins argues why there are better climate investments than nuclear energy.

In for the Long (and Heavy) Haul
By Laura Schewel

Three-quarters of all general cargo moves in heavy steel shipping containers. Goods transportation is fundamental to our society, but it carries an often- overlooked environmental burden. RMI's Laura Schewel explains.

Getting Off Oil: Recent Leaps and Next Steps
By Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist

Winning the Oil Endgame, Round Two
By Amory B. Lovins, Chairman and Chief Scientist

The end of oil is in sight, and RMI's doing everything we can to accelerate the transition away from the ubiquitous and costly fossil fuel.

City of Cambridge Pushes Energy Efficiency to New Level
By Natalie Mims

In 2006, the City of Cambridge, Mass. announced an ambitious goal: to reduce electricity demand by 50 megawatts and to reduce fossil-fuel consumption by 5 percent in five years. Last fall, RMI helped Cambridge on its way. Here, RMI's Natalie Mimms explains how.

OCS Update
An Update from the Office of the Chief Scientist

Farewell to Dale Levy
By Ginni Galicinao

With the 1 July 2000 arrival of Dale Levy as RMI's Development Director, fundraising at RMI would never be the same. RMI was fortunate to have him at the helm of its Development Department until he retired at the end of December 2007.

Water, Water...But Not Everywhere
By Jim Nicolow

Recently, RMI helped design firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent with the design of a remarkable new building in Georgia, the Gwinnett [County] Environmental + Heritage Center (GEHC), which was awarded one of Environmental Design + Construction magazine's 2007 Excellence in Design Awards. Here, Jim Nicolow of LAS describes the project.

Good Car, Bad Car
RMI Holds the Nation's First Feebate Forum

Life at RMI: Celebrating Solutions for 25 Years
By Marty Pickett

Peter Boyer Joins Doug Weiser as Co-Chair of National Solutions Council

Q&A with a Donor: Rachel and Adam Albright

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