Richard is a Principal in Energy and Climate Policy with the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP). He sits on the Executive Committee of the IEA’s Demand-Side Management program and the Environmental Advisory Committee of the New York ISO. With deep experience on energy and environmental issues in the US, China, Brazil, and the European Union, and with a particular focus on climate policy, Richard is a highly experienced regulator. He served as chair of the Electricity Advisory Committee of the US Department of Energy for three terms, as commissioner and chair of the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) for thirteen years, as president of the New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners, as chair of the US Regulators’ Committee on Energy Resources and the Environment, and on many other national energy boards. Richard received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College and his Juris Doctorate and master’s in city planning from UC Berkeley.