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Monday, November 18 2019 - 16:01
New Report Maps Seven Critical Areas for Energy Sector Transformation and Calls for Breakthrough Global Climate Action
BOULDER, Colorado, Nov. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

-- RMI's 'Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation' outlines a path for  
   world leaders and top energy sector actors to mitigate the climate crisis 
   in the next decade.

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) today launched a new report, Seven Challenges 
for Energy Transformation ( 
), during three connected international events in Delhi, Beijing and New York. 
The events -- branded "EMERGE" -- convened some of the world's leading energy 
stakeholders and catalysts to kick-start a global effort to accelerate the 
energy transition and mitigate the climate crisis. 

The report frames RMI's view on the most critical areas for collective action 
in the next three to five years that will keep global temperature rise to well 
below 2 degrees Celsius. The report identifies tipping points for rapid change 
that can be leveraged across investment, breakthrough policies, cross-sectoral 
partnerships and more. It calls for decisive actions on the part of citizens, 
corporations, philanthropic institutions, subnational leaders, regulators and 
policymakers to work together in new ways that leapfrog outdated boundaries and 
scale new and existing technologies.

"Working together, public and private institutions can harness market forces to 
dramatically accelerate the deployment of clean energy technologies," said 
Richard Kauffman, chair of the New York State Energy Research and Development 
Authority. "I'm proud New York is showing how these partnerships are making 
good progress towards our climate goals."

The events serve as a starting point for leading energy sector thinkers and 
catalysts across India, China and the U.S. to explore the seven challenges and 
develop innovative, market-led ideas that will transform global energy use. 
Guided by the framework of the report, senior leaders from the public, private 
and philanthropic sectors will identify the highest leverage points to 
massively scale zero-carbon solutions together. This ongoing work -- part of a 
multiyear effort spearheaded by RMI -- is being undertaken via a series of 
global labs for stakeholders to forge powerful, cross-sector connections and 
drive exponential impact.

"The time for action is now," said Jules Kortenhorst, CEO of RMI. "The window 
of opportunity to avoid the most severe consequences is closing quickly. This 
report, and our efforts to mobilize the world's top leaders to solve it 
together, is a critical first step to bring about urgently needed change."

To download the report, visit: 

Media Contact:
Nick Steel
Rocky Mountain Institute 

SOURCE: Rocky Mountain Institute