Kelly Vaughn

of Rocky Mountain Institute

Kelly Vaughn is a public relations specialist at the Rocky Mountain Institute. In this role, Kelly helps develop and execute RMI’s public relations and media plans, tracks media coverage and contributes to RMI publications and articles. In addition, Kelly assists with RMI’s internal communications efforts and messaging development

Co-authored by Randy Essex, RMI Editorial Director It’s a fallacy that we can drill our way to low gas prices, and trying to do so not only threatens our health, but also wastes our money and misdirects innovation. If we stop focusing on the problem of high gas prices and who’s to blame and start…

Today, America relies on oil, natural gas, coal, and nuclear to power our country. But our aging infrastructure demands refurbishment to meet 21st century needs. As Amory Lovins explains in his upcoming book, Reinventing Fire, efficiency and renewables can end our addiction to fossil fuels, create the core industries of the new energy era, generate…

Last week, President Obama announced a plan to boost the fuel economy of vehicles sold in the U.S. from 27.5 to 54.5 mpg beginning in 2017—effectively doubling fuel economy standards by 2025. This important step—agreed upon by the auto industry after some wrangling—to reducing America’s reliance on foreign oil requires annual fuel-economy increases of 5…