Annie Guo

Annie Guo
Program Manager at Microsoft
School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Master of Environmental Management, 2018

Annie is a Program Manager at Microsoft, where she strategizes about solutions to the company’s global energy needs.

Annie graduated with a Masters of Environmental Management in 2018, where she studied 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. 

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...
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...
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...