Annie Guo

Master of Environmental Management, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, 2018

Annie is a second year Master of Environmental Management candidate studying energy policy and finance with a focus on financing strategies that facilitate greater renewable-energy deployment and pathways to bringing clean-energy projects and services to scale. Most recently, Annie worked at the capital advisory desk of Karbone, a financial-services firm, on buy-side renewable-energy-project due diligence.

Prior to coming to Yale, Annie was an energy-efficiency consultant with ICF specializing in public-private-partnerships and market transformation. Her past project experience includes managing the EPA ENERGY STAR products third-party certification program and working with USAID to identify opportunities for energy efficiency in developing economies. Annie holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies and a minor in International Relations from the University of Southern California.

Born and raised in Minnesota, Annie enjoys photography, scuba diving, hiking, and ultimate frisbee.

Authored Articles

International Standards Are Tackling Climate Change Adaptation

Standards have immense leverage. They are a powerful way to slow the accelerating hazards of climate change. In November, during the side events at the 23rd Conference of the Parties in Bonn, Germany, participants discussed what to do to use standards development to help nations take action on their Nationally Determined Contributions.
Woman with solar lamp in India

New Customers for Microfinance Can Accelerate Off-Grid Solar

The growth of the off-grid solar appliance market hints at untapped opportunities for investors to support energy access goals. According to the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association, in the first half of 2017, over 3.5 million such products were sold globally, yielding nearly $100 million in sales. Over 8 million products were sold in 2016. These figures represent impressive headway toward providing modern energy services to the poorest members of global society.

Private Capital for Resilience Financing Has Arrived

Momentum is building in the private sector for climate resilience financing. This necessary acceleration could help to avert the worst consequences of climate change. Financiers and others weighed in about their priorities and goals at COP23 in Germany on Nov. 13 in the Bonn Zone. They shared their thoughts and successes from developing pathways for resilience financing.
Installing solar panels

Community-Shared Solar Requires Better Software and Contracts

Community-shared solar is a growing industry in the United States that offers homeowners a solar alternative to rooftop solar. Experts from financial institutions, development companies, and electric cooperatives converged at Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas on Sept. 10-13 to discuss the recent growth and future prospects of community-shared solar.
Solar panels

Solar Trade Case and Tax Reform Threaten the Industry

At this month’s Solar Power International conference in Las Vegas on Sept. 10-13, one topic dominated the general sessions and education panels: the Section 201 trade case brought by Suniva, a bankrupt United States manufacturer, to the United States International Trade Commission (ITC).