We must work together to ensure the Global Stocktake and COP28 serve as a springboard for accelerated action in the energy transition. Read the latest research for insights that show rapid, transformational change is possible – and already happening faster than we realize.

These 8 Countries Are Scaling Up Renewable Energy the Fastest

Analysis from Systems Change Lab shows eight countries have already grown solar and wind generation at rates faster than what’s needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The diversity of these countries, from Denmark to Uruguay to Namibia, proves that a rapid transition to renewable energy is possible across many different contexts.

X-Change: Electricity 

In X-Change: Electricity, RMI’s Kingsmill Bond, Sam Butler-Sloss, Amory Lovins, Laurens Speelman, and guest author Nigel Topping, former High Level Climate Champion, make the case that solar and wind generation are on an exponential path which will lead to disruption of the electricity sector this decade.

These Countries Are Adopting Electric Vehicles the Fastest

According to new research from Systems Change Lab, in every country, once EV sales reached 1%, sales began to accelerate. Countries where EV sales reached 1% in the past five years have grown faster than countries where EV sales took off earlier, revealing it’s possible for later-adopting countries to catch up with, or surpass, current front runners.

X-Change: Cars

In X-change: Cars, RMI shows that the rapid growth of electric vehicles (EVs) means that global oil demand for cars has already peaked and will be in freefall by 2030. The end of the internal combustible engine age has begun.

Crossing the Tipping Point: Electric Vehicles Case Study

A rapid shift in purchasing decisions is likely to occur once EVs become cheaper than fossil-fuelled vehicles to buy, according to a new case study from the Exeter University’s Economics of Energy Innovation and System Transition (EEIST) project.

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RMI, founded as Rocky Mountain Institute, is an independent, non-partisan, nonprofit organization of experts across disciplines working to accelerate the clean energy transition and improve lives. RMI decarbonizes energy systems through rapid, market-based change in the world’s most critical geographies to align with a 1.5°C future and address the climate crisis. We work with businesses, policymakers, communities and other organizations to identify and scale energy system interventions that will cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 50% by 2030.

Systems Change Lab

Systems Change Lab aims to drive change at the pace and scale needed to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges: limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees C, halting biodiversity loss and building a just and equitable economy. Convened by World Resources Institute and the Bezos Earth Fund, Systems Change Lab supports the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions and works with key partners and funders including Climate Action Tracker (a project of Climate Analytics and NewClimate), ClimateWorks Foundation, Global Environment Facility, Just Climate, Mission Possible Partnership, Systemiq, University of Exeter, and the University of Tokyo’s Center for Global Commons, among others. Systems Change Lab is a component of the Global Commons Alliance.