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 2022 SPE Forum - The Future of Energy; 2022 SPE Capital Section - Certified Gas in the Marketplace; 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 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 oil and gas experience combines expertise in air quality and environmental management with engineering and operations experience in upstream and midstream oil and gas. 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’s dynamic problem-solving approach helps clients promote new initiatives, drive continuous improvement and create positive cultural transformation.  Julie has served as the RES lead helping a client develop a water replenish program, offsetting water used in operations and creating positive environmental impact.  Julie has also led an MiQ assessment and has served as the environmental lead for Equitable Origin assessments.  She has a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

J.D. Holt is a Principal Advisor to Responsible Energy Solutions (RES), with over 35 years of diversified experience primarily in the energy sector. He is an approved auditor for both Independently Certified Gas (ICG) under the MiQ Standard for Methane Emissions Performance and Responsible Energy Development under the Equitable Origin EO100TM Standard.

 

Over his career, Mr. Holt has collaborated on strategic energy solutions from front line to C-Suite. His field experience includes management of health and safety programs, air quality permitting and compliance, and environmental programs for upstream and midstream oil and gas assets.  His corporate expertise includes management of environmental legacy liabilities; air and environmental programs; air compliance data integrations; corporate reporting of GHG, CSR, and global performance metrics; and service on technical boards for various research studies regarding methane, regulated air pollutants, and targeted equipment emission sources. 

 

Prior to joining RES, Mr. Holt served as an air quality and HSE manager over multiple US operations and led corporate HSE teams for an S&P 100 energy company. His audit expertise stems from analytical chemistry and process engineering knowledge, combined with technical and managerial experience in upstream and midstream air quality processes and emissions accounting.

 

JD has a B.S. in Chemistry from Stephen F. Austin University and an MA in Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) from the University of Texas.

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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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Sharon Hill

Senior Engineer

Sharon provides RES extensive air quality and environmental experience with over 30 years in the energy industry including upstream and midstream operations.  Her experience includes Marcellus area permitting and compliance; Delaware basin permitting in Texas and New Mexico, agency communications and inspection support with PA-DEP, TCEQ, NMED, ODEQ and KDHE.  

 

Sharon’s most recent experience was with Anadarko Petroleum including both Marcellus and Texas operations.  She has also worked in a consulting role where she thrived in a fast-paced working environment with multiple on-going projects including individual compliance issues, competing priorities and tight deadlines.  Sharon has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University.