Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room Merge

Two major non-profits active in the microgrid and distributed generation space – the Rocky Mountain Institute, originally founded by energy futurist and visionary Amory Lovins, and the Carbon War Room, founded by Sir Richard Branson – announced a strategic merger last month, under a tag line of “Further, Faster, Together.” The joining of forces of two visionary think tanks active in the microgrid space is yet more evidence of the brilliant future for this critical market. This RMI blog post sums up the reasoning behind the merger – “By uniting two of the world’s preeminent nonprofit practitioners of market-based energy and climate solutions, we will help turn the toughest long-term energy challenges into vast opportunities for entrepreneurs to create wealth and public benefit for all.”