EnergetixClimate is a carbon consulting company that helps businesses grasp what climate change and carbon markets means to their bottom line. With more than 10 years of experience in carbon trading and consulting, EnergetixClimate provides clients with the knowledge and insights needed to establish a viable carbon management strategy that aligns regulatory realities with business goals and priorities.

EnergetixClimate begins with education to establish a foundation on which tailored consulting solutions and carbon offset development programs can be built, enabling clients to obtain superior gains from their carbon-based sustainability efforts without the expense of developing in-house carbon expertise.

Business Organizations and the Intangible Nature of Carbon

Climate change regulation will affect business at all different levels: from the boardroom to supply chain and from employee satisfaction to new business opportunities. One of the hardest issues in understanding carbon strategies is that it is intangible thus making it appear difficult to measure, record it or market it. However, it affects businesses in many different ways and each business will be affected differently. For example, utility companies will have direct need for carbon offsets, while others, like Intel, recognize the opportunity of entering new markets, such as super efficient products.




EnergetixClimate principals have more than 20 years combined experience in climate change consulting, international offset development and financial strategy development in the renewable energy industry. The company also includes a knowledgeable group of advisors as well as industry partners. The EnergetixClimate management team’s strategy is to leverage the advisor and partnership expertise to deliver cost-efficient solutions. As part of this strategy, the company plans to outsource much of its legal, accounting and sales functions. Following is a description of the company’s principals, advisory group and partners.


Principal: Kristel Dorion

Carbon expertise, offset development and marketing strategy. Kristel’s experience in emission markets comes from Kyoto Protocol CDM initiatives. She began working in CDM under the tutelage of Eduardo Dopazo and Christiana Figueres in 2000 and has worked on small hydro, wind, geothermal, cogeneration, landfill and transportation offset projects. While at the Center for Sustainable Development of the Americas, Kristel ran training programs on baselines and monitoring and verification for CDM projects, has developed environmental financial instruments, and has taught classes at UNC’s MBA program.


Ms. Dorion has also been on the board of directors of the Guatemalan National Generator’s association and the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. Kristel holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MS in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute and an MBA from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.


Our Team

Elizabeth Zander: Elizabeth is focused on energy policy and carbon market design. She earned her undergraduate degree in environmental science from American University, and is currently in her second year at Duke's Nicholas School for the Environment in the Energy and Environment track. Prior to her graduate studies, she spent several years in the legal and policy advocacy sectors.


Dr. John Lott, subject expert, climate change and US companies. As the head of Global Product Stewardship for DuPont, Dr. Lott was responsible for managing product stewardship governance for all regions in which DuPont operates, as well as fostering and supporting DuPont’s Sustainable Growth initiative. He has 16 years of experience working in the areas of product stewardship and safety, health, and environmental management in the electronics industry, and is the author of over 50 publications, presentations and book chapters on these topics. Dr. Lott also has 16 years of experience as an R&D scientist for DuPont in various aspects of electronic materials development.

Mark Schmidt, operations expert. Mr. Schmidt graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from North Carolina State University and earned an MBA Degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Mr. Schmidt is a former IBM executive with over 15 years of consumer marketing, business management and venture startup experience. He is a recognized technology product marketing and sales expert who was responsible for the global market launch of the IBM Valuepoint and IBM Aptiva personal computer products as well as multiple accessories, services and home networking products.


Russ Lange, marketing expert. Partner of CMG partners, Russ works with clients to meld market needs with client strategies across the breadth of their organizations, from product, branding, customer experience, operations and finance as well as team development and leadership. With over two decades of experience spanning both marketing and engineering, he works to merge the art and science of strategic marketing to transform the approaches companies take in building and maintaining their customer bases. Russ has also served in a variety of interim management roles for several clients, most recently as general manager for a fast-growing consumer products company with operations in China and the United States.


Alan Abramson, finance expert. Alan graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in Political Science. Over his 28 years in the financial sector, he has gained expertise in both sales and trading. Alan worked for firms such as Bankers Trust, Salomon Brothers, Bear Stearns and RBS Greenwich Capital. He spent 21 years with RBS, heading their Government Sponsored Enterprise trading desk from 2003 to 2008. In 2009, driven by a desire to solve our current energy issues, Alan received his Masters in Environmental Management from Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment. Since then, he has been a research fellow at the Nicholas Institute investigating carbon market design and finance.

EnergetixClimate offers the following services:


Educational Seminars

These half-day to one-day seminars provide the background in current climate change legislation and begin to develop carbon strategies. These seminars are designed for companies who want to learn more about climate change and carbon markets to understand how they can prepare to meet the new carbon-constrained economy.

Consulting Services

Every business is different and our consulting services are tailored to deliver to your business what you need in terms of climate change. From developing a comprehensive carbon strategy to identifying opportunities and cost savings, EnergetixClimate can help you make sense of carbon through your business.

Offset Development

For those companies who have identified opportunities, EnergetixClimate serves as an offset developer. We identify carbon tonnage displaced, arrange paperwork and commercialize your emission reductions.