There’s no shortage of environmental and energy “think tanks” telling us how to wean society off fossil fuels and at the same time keep climate change from spiraling out of control. But Boulder, Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) arguably stands above the rest. CK recently had a chance to sit down with RMI CEO Jules Kortenhorst to talk about the rise of the “transactive” grid, the fall of the fossil fuel industry, and what we can expect to see along the path to December’s Paris climate summit.
The Supreme Court on Monday blocked one of the Obama administration’s most ambitious environmental initiatives, an EPA regulation meant to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. Clare Foran at the National Journal argues that this could spell trouble for Obama’s agenda, while Vox’s David Roberts rebuts this by declaring the ruling to be a largely pointless one that will have no long-term ramifications on the President’s climate plans.