Dr. Charles (Chuck) Kutscher is a Principal Engineer and Manager of the Thermal Systems Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado. He also leads the research on parabolic trough solar collector systems. He is a Past Chair and a Fellow of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES), and he led the production of the 200-page ASES report, Tackling Climate Change in the U.S., which details how energy efficiency and six renewable technologies can greatly reduce U.S carbon emissions by 2030. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder (UCB), where he developed the course "Climate Change Solutions" and is a Founding Fellow of the UCB Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. Dr. Kutscher writes a column about addressing climate change for SOLAR TODAY magazine. He has a B.S. in physics from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.