Recent reports and real-world developments foretell both the dramatic energy system transformations required to decarbonize the global economy and the looming, increasingly disastrous consequences of moving too slowly.
Charlie Bloch is a Principal at the Rocky Mountain Institute, where he leads cross-sector collaboration, strategy and opportunity development within the global energy transition. His underlying interest is in leveraging technology to improve global prosperity and the environment through innovative finance, partnership and business models.
Charlie Bloch was a contributing author of the Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation, a report that examines meeting the urgency of the climate challenge in the next 10 years.
Charlie’s nearly 20-year career comprises a wide range of sustainability subject matter expertise, including utilities, clean energy, distributed energy resources, public water infrastructure, and alternative transportation. That background combined with a mix of consulting, corporate, governmental and entrepreneurial roles provides a diverse perspective for fostering cross-sectoral collaboration and helping to bring innovative ideas to market.
Prior to joining RMI, he provided strategy and business development consulting services to clean energy sector start-ups. He’s helped lead two other startups in each of the food e-commerce (Green Chef) and electric vehicle (Vision Fleet/Evercar) industries. Previously, he served as an Associate Director in Navigant’s energy practice (renewable energy and energy efficiency), supported technology commercialization efforts at the National Renewable Energy Lab, managed business development at MWH Global (water/wastewater), and led environmental marketing and public relations campaigns at Enviromedia.
MBA, University of Colorado Leeds School of Business
MSc, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
BS, Advertising, University of Texas at Austin