Founder & Senior Advisor: Will created Bluesource Renewables from a passion to bring renewable energy into the nonprofit sector. He recognized that nonprofits were left behind in the renewable energy revolution and worked to develop a model that could benefit both the community and the environment. Will is the visionary, advisor, and catalyst for BSR and provides market support and insight.
When not contributing to BSR projects, Will works as Vice President of Business Development at Blue Source. There, Will is responsible for managing Blue Source's methane project portfolio (landfill gas, coal mine, wastewater), assisting the ODS and transportation offset portfolio as well as sourcing and developing new carbon offset and RIN projects. Will is a member of EPA’s LMOP and SWANA where he’s taken continuing education classes to stay abreast of the dynamic landfill methane market. He received his MBA with an emphasis in finance, BS in Agriculture and BS in Business from Kansas State University. Will’s spirit animal is an ostrich.
Business Unit Leader: As the Business Unit Leader of Bluesource Renewables L3C, Chris’s responsibilities include developing strategies for growing the business, identifying new markets and new product opportunities, managing the Unit’s P&L, as well as hiring the staff to execute the Unit’s business plan.
Chris brings over twenty-five years of energy and environmental experience to Bluesource, including nearly fifteen years of pioneering work in energy efficiency, renewable energy and structured energy financing. Over his career, Mr. Lord has closed several billion dollars in debt and equity transactions in American financial markets, including nearly 20 years of experience financing energy projects (both fossil and renewables), private equity placements and M&A activity. He has also served as General Counsel for public and privately traded companies, and executive roles for business affairs including business development, operations support. He has also managed large, cross-functional teams in complex transactions and business operations.
Chris holds a JD from Cornell University School of Law and a BA from Reed College.
Energy Solutions Analyst: As the Energy Solutions Analyst for Bluesource, Emily works with nonprofits and NGOs to develop sustainable and cost-efficient solutions to overhead utility costs. Emily helps NGOs maximize their impact by navigating them through utility audits, renewable energy incentives, and energy efficiency plans. She works to make the process as simple as possible so nonprofits can focus on their mission.
Emily joins the Bluesource team from the nonprofit sector where she partnered with a local organization to develop, write, and pilot an afterschool social-and-emotional-learning intervention program. Emily specialized in outreach with at-risk, low-income youth and is passionate about equality in education.
Emily holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology from Texas A&M University, graduating with University, Liberal Arts, and Psychology honors. She is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. In her free time, Emily enjoys a good cup of coffee and adventure with her husband. She is eternally curious about cultivating house plants and hopes to one day become a successful green thumb.