Rocky Mountain Institute
The Rocky Mountain Institute is a Colorado-based green think-tank and consultancy founded in 1982 by L. Hunter Lovins and Amory B. Lovins. The group was based on the Windstar Foundation's land until 2013. 
RMI started out as one of the pioneering advocates for 'soft' energy paths and the potential of energy efficiency as alternatives to reliance on ever expanding generation capacity whether of nuclear, thermal or hydro power stations. Subsequently RMI has evolved to promote market-based approaches to materials and resources efficiency.
Some of its recent major projects and publications include:
- Natural Capitalism
- Winning the Oil Endgame: Innovation for Profits, Jobs, and Security, a Pentagon-cofunded blueprint for making the United States oil-free.
RMI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which now has approximately 40 staff and an annual budget of nearly $6 million.
Accessed August 2008: 
- Adam Albright
- Sharman Altshuler
- Ray C. Anderson
- Mary Caulkins
- Michael Fain
- Suzanne Farver
- Craig Kennedy
- Elaine LeBuhn
- Amory B. Lovins
- David Orr
- Martha C. Pickett
- Michael Potts
- Chris Sawyer
- Suzanne Woolsey
Emeritus Board Members
- Irvin C. Bupp
- Myron P. Curzan
- Michael Edesess
- John C. Fox
- Dana Jackso
- James T. Mills
- Adele Smith Simmons
- Michael Stranahan
- Peter Bradford - Chair of the New York PSC and Maine PUC.
- Jason Clay - Senior Fellow, Social Science and Economics Program, World Wildlife Fund, and Coordinator, Systems Group on Forests.
- The Very Reverend James Parks Morton - Director of the Interfaith Center and Dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
- Robert Nagourney - Founder, Rational Therapeutics Cancer Evaluation Center.
- James Newcomb - CEO of E-SOURCE.
- Peter Schwartz - President of Global Business Network.
- Bardyl Tirana - President of the China/USA Educational Fund, former Director of the Defense Civil Preparedness Agency.
1739 Snowmass Creek Road
Snowmass, CO 81654-9199
Phone: Ph: 970.927.3851
RMI also hosts a series of other websites for its key projects including:
- Winning the Oil Endgame (www.oilendgame.org)
- Natural Capitalism (www.naturalcapitalism.org)
- National Energy Policy Initiative (www.nepinitiative.org)
- Small Is Profitable (www.smallisprofitable.org)
- The Community Energy Opportunity Finder (http://finder.rmi.org)
Resources and articles
Related Sourcewatch articles
- Robert Bryce, "The Jevons Paradox: Energy Efficiency May be a Good Thing, But It Won't Cut Energy Use", Counterpunch, February 29, 2008.