Eric (Ric) has 40 years of experience working on energy and environmental issues, and 15 years of focus on climate matters. Currently CEO of Thunderbolt Clean Energy, an energy and climate consulting firm, Ric is the former CEO of Summit Power Group, a developer of wind, solar, and carbon capture power plants, and former chair of the Energy & Clean Tech practices at a major international law firm.
Ric serves as Senior Policy Advisor for Energy & Climate at the law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, and as Senior Policy Fellow for energy system decarbonization at the School of Global Policy & Strategy at the University of California San Diego, and as an Advisory Board member for the Methow Conservancy (a North Cascades land trust), and Scottish Carbon Capture & Storage, the leading UK CCS research organization. He is also the author of a best-seller about Congress, The Dance of Legislation.
Ric graduated from Harvard College, Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), and Harvard Law School, and is a board member of Phillips Academy, Andover, and of the Northwest African American Museum. Ric resides in Seattle.