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Dick Bratcher

Dick Bratcher

Dick Bratcher formerly worked as a Senior Principal Consultant with DNV GL Energy. His professional experience encompasses more than 35 years working on environmental issues associated with the electric power industry. Dick’s practice at DNV GL includes development and delivery of consulting services that help clients assess risks, develop strategies, and implement mitigation and adaptation measures to minimize physical, regulatory, reputational, and financial risk associated with greenhouse gas and other emissions. During his career, Dick has held technical, management, and executive-level positions within public agency, utility, and R&D organizations. He has been involved with the science, engineering, public policy, and economic aspects of climate change pertaining to the electricity sector for more than two decades. He holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering and a master’s degree in environmental chemistry, both from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. To join Mr. Bratcher's professional network on LinkedIn, click here.

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EPA’s proposed carbon rules for existing electric utility generating units: The good, the bad, and the ugly

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