Antitrust Statement

Last updated: February 13, 2024

To support its mission, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative (RTC) regularly convenes meetings, calls, or other dialogues with multiple public and private sector stakeholders. RTC has developed the following guidelines to help ensure that all our participants are appropriately advised by their organizational counsel and that they always conduct themselves in a manner consistent with all applicable antitrust laws.

RTC requires that anyone participating in RTC meetings, calls, or other dialogues adheres to the following best practices:

  • Do not discuss:
    • Current or future prices, price quotations or bids, pricing policies, discounts, rebates, or credit terms;
    • Cost information such as production costs, operating costs, or wage and labor rates;
    • Profits or profit margins, including what is a “fair” profit margin;
    • Allocating markets, territories, or customers;
    • Current or future production or purchasing plans;
    • Competitively sensitive information, which is information that could influence competitive decision-making in any market;
    • Refusal to deal with any suppliers, customers, or competitors (or any class or type of suppliers or customers).
  • Do not require or pressure any supplier, customer, or competitor to adopt any particular actions or policies.
  • Never agree on any aspect of future pricing or output.

This list isn’t all-inclusive, and there may be other topics that would raise similar concerns.

If any of these topics arise in conversation, RTC will interrupt the discussion and suggest that we move to another topic.

If any participant has any questions about antitrust laws or their legal responsibilities, they should seek guidance from their own organizational counsel.

The RTC and its co-conveners – David Gardiner and Associates, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and World Wildlife Fund – provide these guidelines to their respective staff supporting RTC work. Each of the co-conveners has its own antitrust statement and provides those guidelines to their staff directly.