Roy Torbert

Rocky Mountain Institute

Sr. Principal on the Islands Energy Program specializing in integrated energy planning, project cost analyses, and renewable and efficiency finance to expand and accelerate the transition to a global clean energy economy. Roy manages the Islands team helping the governments and utilities of Caribbean islands reduce their dependence on imported fossil fuels, working extensively in Puerto Rico, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and others. He has worked with leading universities (including Arizona State University) and global multinationals (including McDonald’s Corporation) to analyze net-zero opportunities and deliver roadmaps to reaching carbon reduction goals. Roy’s research efforts include exploring ways to reduce the soft costs of solar (specifically financing costs), valuing all the benefits of highly efficient buildings, and assisting on analysis for RMI’s Reinventing Fire initiative and book.

Prior to RMI, Roy was a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in Washington D.C. leading strategic management projects for the Army.