AnnDyl Policy Group Welcomes Vincent Barnes as SVP of Government Affairs

April 18, 2024

Energy and climate policy veteran Vincent Barnes is the AnnDyl Policy Group’s new senior vice president of government affairs. He joins AnnDyl from the Alliance to Save Energy, where he served as the bipartisan nonprofit organization’s primary lead on demand-side policy development and implementation, which also included a necessary focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“Vincent has been a strategic leader on energy and finance policy for years. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to AnnDyl,” said Kara Saul-Rinaldi, AnnDyl’s president and CEO.

“Vincent’s extensive experience with the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) is especially timely, given the $20 billion in National Clean Investment Fund and Clean Communities Investment Accelerator awards that the GGRF recently announced. Vincent was also instrumental in securing demand-side investments as part of the $7 billion Solar for All program of the GGRF. And at a moment when equity considerations are finally being widely recognized as central to climate policy, Vincent’s success in leading energy policy that includes diversity and equity at the Alliance to Save Energy is a real asset,” Saul-Rinaldi said.

Barnes’ decades of policy and executive leadership experience include engaging members of Congress and participating in regulatory rulemaking, as well as legislative development and stakeholder engagement. He has developed and executed policy campaigns and built consensus among multiple stakeholders.

“This is an exciting time to be engaged in energy and climate policy development, and I look forward to joining the AnnDyl Policy Group,” said Barnes. “AnnDyl has been at the forefront of energy advocacy on key provisions passed in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), including Home Efficiency Rebates, and Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates programs.”

“As the energy transition continues, strong government affairs advocacy that has the ability to assess the entirety of the energy landscape will be essential to ensuring that supply and demand-side policy solutions meet the challenge,” Barnes said. “This is AnnDyl, and I greatly appreciate the opportunity to join its leadership.”

Before joining the Alliance to Save Energy, Barnes developed and executed policy objectives for the investor-owned utility, natural gas, and nuclear energy sectors. He served as counsel to former Rep. Bobby Rush, D-IL, who chaired the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy. Barnes earned a J.D. from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, and a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

AnnDyl Policy Group is a one-stop climate and energy policy, advocacy, research, and business development shop working at the state, national, and international levels.

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