Roy Torbert

, Rocky Mountain Institute
Profile / Bio: 

Roy is a 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. He has worked with leading universities and global multinationals 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 a highly efficient building, 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., working on software implementation and strategic management projects for the Army, and also implemented and managed a procurement-focused software system for a Department of Defense client. Roy also interned with the US Mission to NATO in Brussels where he was responsible for armaments issues, and with G.E. Dubai's Infrastructure division where worked on renewable energy, environmental regulations, and governmental policy. He has expertise collaborating with regulators, policymakers, and private industry in the United Arab Emirates and Belgium. He has been trained in project management, software implementation, and data analysis.