Charles Cannon

Charles Cannon

  • Climate Intelligence

Charles is a manager with RMI’s Climate Intelligence Program, working at the intersection of environmental reporting, technology, and industrial decarbonization. Charles oversees a team that improves disclosure and exchange of GHG data in mining, metals, fuels, and electricity by developing impact-based reporting guidance. By developing a community of practice across NGO, governmental, and corporate practitioners, Charles works with RMI’s Horizon Zero team to close the ambition action gap between corporate sustainability goals and emissions reduction.


Before joining RMI, Charles worked as an engineer with Pure Power Engineering, designing 50MW+ of commercial and industrial solar projects across the United States. Prior to his role as an engineer, Charles was a fellow with Fraunhofer CSE’s Module Innovation Group, working on a DoE Sunshot initiative to reduce soft costs in solar installations.


Graduate Certificate, Sustainable Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ


Boulder, CO