Aimee Barnes ’04 receives mid-career “women in clean energy” award at national conference

Congratulations to Aimee Barnes, ENVS ’04, on receiving the 2018 US C3E award for accomplishment in government at this week’s national C3E Symposium in Palo Alto, California! 

Congratulations to Aimee Barnes, ENVS ’04, on receiving the 2018 U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) award for accomplishment in government at this week’s national C3E Symposium in Palo Alto, California.  Aimee is one of eight outstanding mid-career women recognized for advancing and implementing solutions that can transform energy infrastructure and reduce emissions.

Aimee Barnes has worked for more than a decade on climate change and environmental sustainability issues in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. She currently serves as Senior Advisor to California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., following an appointment to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), where she served as Deputy Secretary for border and intergovernmental relations.  Before joining the Governor’s Office, Barnes was a partner at Allotrope Partners, an investment firm specializing in early-stage companies in the carbon and clean energy sectors. Earlier in her career, she served as an international climate change policy advisor for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she helped establish a new department to manage the country’s climate and clean energy policies. Barnes holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and a degree in Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College.

The C3E government award recognizes local, state, or federal employees who have advanced policies, regulations, or incentives to support the development, deployment and diffusion of clean energy.

About C3E:
The Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative was launched in 2010 by the Clean Energy Ministerial, a global consortium with representation from 24 countries plus the European Commission. In 2016, the International Energy Agency agreed to host the C3E Secretariat. The C3E initiative was born out of recognition that the ideas and talents of all members of society are essential to meeting our future clean energy challenges. Women make up substantially less than half of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields and across the clean energy sector. Closing the gender gap and increasing women’s participation and leadership in these fields are the goals of the U.S. C3E program, which is led by the U.S. Department of Energy in collaboration with the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, and the Texas A&M Energy Institute.

Read more about C3E and Aimee's award here.