Webinar: Renewable Thermal Policy: Challenges & Opportunities

Thermal energy, energy used for industrial processes and to heat and cool buildings, is a significant contributor to global energy demand and to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While policy solutions have been implemented for decades to expand the development and deployment of renewable electricity, low-carbon renewable thermal technologies have not benefitted from such widespread policy support.

On March 18, 2021 at 2:00pm ET, the Renewable Thermal Collaborative hosted a webinar about the challenges of renewable thermal energy for industrial thermal energy buyers as well as policy opportunities to accelerate renewable thermal development and deployment and an introduction to the RTC’s recent publication “Low-Carbon Renewable Thermal Technology Solutions: Policies to Support Development and Deployment.”


  • Blaine Collison, Executive Director, Renewable Thermal Collaborative
  • Lynn A. Kirshbaum, Senior Associate, David Gardiner and Associates
  • Brad Townsend, Managing Director for Strategic Initiatives, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Ashley McKeon, Director of Federal Government Relations, Cargill
  • Robert Kirts, GTS Energy Manager, Stanley Black & Decker

View a full recording of the event here