Richard Heede is the Principal of
Climate Mitigation Services, a consultancy focused on climate
stewardship from emissions inventories to profitable action.
CMS conducts greenhouse gas inventories, develops protocols,
defines emissions boundaries, and identifies technologies
and strategies to profitably reduce
emissions. Client sectors include municipalities, colleges
and universities, corporations, international NGOs, architects,
Sample projects: ExxonMobil Emissions
Inventory 1882-2002: Methods & Results, for Friends
of the Earth Trust, London, Dec03; Energy and Climate
Plan for the Town of Telluride, Colorado: Audit and Policy
Recommendations, Jun04. Black Hydrogen: An Assessment
of the U.S. Department of Energy's Plans for Nuclear Hydrogen
Production, for Greenpeace USA. Comprehensive GHG
emissions inventory for the City of Aspen's Canary Initiative: Aspen
Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2004. Evaluated supply chain
emissions from the annual delivery of 6 million tonnes of
liquefied natural gas: LNG Supply Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions
for the Cabrillo Deepwater Port: Natural Gas from Australia
to California. Provided expert testimony on behalf
of a lawsuit filed by four cities in Federal Court (2004) Declaration
and greenhouse gas emissions estimate of the Export-Import
Bank of the United States and the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation energy portfolios 1990-2004. Currently
engaging with the faculty, students, administration, and
alumni of an Ivy-league university on carbon management;
estimating GHG emissions from conventional “industrial” milk;
emissions from a proposed integrated iron mine & steel
plant in the Mesabi Iron Range in Minnesota, a community-wide
inventory for Frisco, Colorado, the climate impact of second homes in Aspen, and a brochure detailing the emissions from about 60 everyday sources in the daily lives of Aspenites (living, driving, flying, skiing, eating, and drinking).
Rick worked with Amory Lovins and the Rocky Mountain Institute
from 1984 to 2002. His work at RMI covered residential energy
efficiency and retrofits (Homemade Money: Saving Energy
and Dollars in Your Home and The Energy Directory),
energy policy (“Hiding the True Costs of Energy,” Wall
Street Journal, “Energy Policy,” Changing
America: Blueprints for the New Administration, with
Amory and Hunter Lovins), commercial sector energy efficiency
Office Equipment, with Mr. Lovins), and climate mitigation
(Cool Citizens: Everyday Solutions to Climate Change: Household
Solutions Brief; and Oberlin College: Climate Neutral
by 2020 study, with RMI’s Joel Swisher).
He wrote Measuring Energy Sustainability: Evaluating Your
Nation’s Energy Development: A Manual for Users of Helio’s
Indicators for Helio, Paris.
Rick completed his graduate studies at the Univ. of Colorado
(MS, Geog., 1983) with a National Center for Atmospheric Research
cooperative thesis: A World Geography of Recoverable Carbon
Resources in the Context of Possible Climate Change.
He designed and built a passive-solar rammed-earth home at
2,300m in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It saves
two-thirds of the energy and four-fifths of the carbon emissions
of typical homes in this climate zone.
He is working on a book on the global risks of Antarctica’s
climate-sensitive ice sheets.
Rick is an accomplished pilot and a life-long skier. He is
devoted to his 18-year-old daughter Shana Breeze and to life’s