Eric (Ric) is CEO of Thunderbolt Clean Energy, an energy and climate consulting firm; 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. He is the author of the classic best-seller about Congress, The Dance of Legislation.
Ric serves as Senior Policy Advisor for Energy & Climate at the environmental law firm Cascadia Law Group; as the US board member of the Global Carbon Capture & Storage Institute (GCCSI); as Senior Policy Fellow for deep decarbonization 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.
Ric graduated from Harvard College, Oxford University (as a Rhodes Scholar), and Harvard Law School, and is a board member of Phillips Academy (Andover), EarthTalk, and the Northwest African American Museum. Ric lives in Seattle.