About Us

The energy industry is facing increasing pressure from investors and other stakeholders to address climate issues.  We help oil and gas companies address investor concerns with a simple approach that is focused on what's really important, whether through ESG strategy or certification under a leading standard. We create value through environmental excellence including incremental revenue that can be achieved through certification.

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Roy D. Hartstein

Founder and CEO

Roy Hartstein, the Founder and CEO of Responsible Energy Solutions, is driven to  help companies find the value in “doing the right things”.  He pioneered the execution of the first U.S. “certified gas” transaction, led companies to achieve “Freshwater Neutral”, established methane management initiatives for production operations and chaired the first Group of Experts on Methane Emissions for the International Gas Union .  He leads Responsible Energy Solutions in independent certification assessments for the Equitable Origin EO100 and MiQ responsible gas standards, development of ESG strategy for energy companies and has consulted with an international environmental NGO for development of an international standard for certified lower emissions natural gas.  

Hartstein has spoken frequently on resource development including presentations on certified gas, water management and methane emissions management.  Recent presentations include 2021 North American Energy Capital - Certified Gas Workshop; 2021 CH4 Connections Conference; 4C HSE – Benefits of Responsibly Sourced Gas; Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association – Responsibly Sourced Gas; American Council for Capital Formation – The Role of Responsibly Sourced Gas; SPE ATCE – Climate Change Strengthening Our Efforts to Cleaner Energy; Darcy Partners Trending Perspectives; Resources for the Future – Greening Gas, 2020 ADI Analytics Forum, 2019 ONE Future Climate and Methane Strategies Summit, 2018 SPE Workshop on Environmental Stewardship in Unconventional Resource Development; and IGU Methane Conference at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.  


As the Chairman of the International Gas Union's Group of Experts on Methane Emissions from 2016 to 2018, he led global discussions about methane among leading natural gas organizations.  He also chaired the IGU Sustainability Committee working group on Methane Emissions, leading to the World Gas Conference in Washington, DC in June of 2018.


Julie Betik

Principal Advisor 

J.D. Holt

Principal Advisor

Julie's extensive experience in the oil and gas industry combines expertise in air quality and environmental management with engineering and operations experience in the upstream and midstream segments.  Most recently she served as Onshore Environmental Manager for Anadarko Petroleum where she led  a team in continuous improvement in environmental sustainability.  She has managed air quality specialists covering diverse state regulatory requirements including Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Julie is a dynamic problem solver that helps promote new initiatives, drives continuous improvement and creates positive cultural transformation.  


J.D. brings technical expertise in upstream and midstream air quality processes and emissions reporting.  He has served as an air quality and HSE manager over multiple US operations and most recently led the corporate HSE remediation, air quality, and environmental teams at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.  While serving in the corporate HSE management role, he was responsible for preparing corporate emissions reports, coordinating air quality research projects, and supporting ESG and other stakeholder reporting efforts.  He has also served as a project lead for firms in environmental consulting, process analytical engineering, and construction sectors. 

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Juanita Lamb

Principal Auditor

Juanita is a highly experienced and innovative auditor with a breadth of expertise in all facets of audit, controls and reporting with companies in the oil and gas industry. She has planned and managed joint venture audits for operated and non-operated assets, created audit protocols in establishing audit teams and served as a health and wellness audit coordinator for a major corporation.  Juanita's expertise brings consistency to our assurance processes for conducting certification assessments.  Her attention to detail and highly analytical approach make her a great addition to the Responsible Energy Solutions team of certification assessors for responsible gas.

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Douglas Jordan

Principal Advisor

Doug provides Responsible Energy Solutions subject matter expertise in air quality with over 34 years of experience including agency, consulting, and industry.  His 25 years of industry experience includes management of Environmental and/or Air programs for companies including Ovintiv (Encana), Newfield E&P, Southwestern Energy, Enterprise Products, El Paso Corporation and Tennessee Gas Pipeline supporting operations from the wellhead to power plant in over 30 states.  


Jordan served as technical advisor for numerous methane quantification / measurement studies (e.g. DOE RPSEA MONITOR, UT Production Sector Methane Study, CSU Gathering and Booster Methane Study; Fayetteville Aerially Directed LDAR surveys and others). He also served as a U.S industry representative on behalf of the U.S EPA in meetings with China to develop and implement GHG emissions inventories and mitigation strategies.  He has provided expertise in developing and implementing ESG strategies focusing on GHG and methane intensities for Southwestern Energy, Newfield, and Ovintiv (Encana). While employed as Director Environmental Programs at SWN he assisted in the development of the ONE Future Coalition and SWN’s “certified gas” initiative.