Meet the Staff

Founded in 2017, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative is facilitated by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, David Gardiner and Associates, and the World Wildlife Fund. 

Blaine Collison

RTC Executive Director

Senior Vice President

David Gardiner and Associates

David Gardiner

President & Principal

David Gardiner and Associates

 

Brad Townsend

Vice President for Policy and Outreach

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

 
 

Martin A. Spitzer

Senior Director, Climate and

Renewable Energy

World Wildlife Fund

Daniel Riley 

Director, International Corporate

Climate Partnership

World Wildlife Fund

Doug Vine

Director, Energy Analysis

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

 
 

Rose Luttenberger

Director of Advocacy

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

 

Cihang Yuan 

Senior Program Officer, Climate and Energy

World Wildlife Fund

 

Chris Kardish

Senior Manager of Industrial Decarbonization

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

 

Ruth Checknoff

Project and Research Director

David Gardiner and Associates

 
 
 
 

Carlos Claussell Velez

Climate, DEI, and 

Environmental Justice Manager

World Wildlife Fund

Alyssa Kagel

Consultant

David Gardiner and Associates

 

Hunter Hollander

Program Officer, Climate and

Renewable Thermal Energy

World Wildlife Fund

Oren Lieber-Kotz

Research Analyst

David Gardiner and Associates

 

Tess Moran

Industrial Policy Analyst

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions