Founder and Managing Partner
Lloyd Ritter is the founder and managing partner of Green Capitol, LLC.
Since 2006 Green Capitol has specialized in clean energy, environment, climate and sustainable agriculture advocacy, strategic planning and public policy development. Prior to forming Green Capitol, Lloyd was a Senior Counsel for Tom Harkin (D-IA). In 2002, Lloyd designed the first-ever bi-partisan clean energy title to appear in a Farm Bill, deemed “landmark legislation” at the time by the Alliance to Save Energy. He was also one of a handful of staffers leading the design and campaign for passage of the first Renewable Fuels Standard, biomass, bioproduct and wind power amendments to the 2005 energy bill. Lloyd worked for and with several innovative pro-environment consultancies and institutions prior to his stint on Capitol Hill. Lloyd has a very long history of working successfully across the political divide, and with diverse constituencies such as E NGOs, clean tech, agriculture and good governance organizations to help win policy victories in the broad public interest, at the state, federal and international levels. Lloyd holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Juris Doctor with Certificates in Environmental and International Law. He has received several awards and recognition for his work and is often quoted in the press on sustainability issues ranging from solar and wind power, to climate change and the growing bioeconomy.