Janet Anderson

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Janet provides clients with strategic counsel on numerous issues related to the intersection of business initiatives and energy and environmental policies and project development. In particular, she focuses on the areas of global climate change, electricity, energy efficiency, clean tech, and air quality. Janet’s background as an engineer in the private sector, in addition to her government service, gives her a unique perspective on clients’ requirements regarding project investment and regulatory decisions and informs her counsel on policy matters. Janet has experience with permitting, data analyses, federal funding, and stakeholder outreach.

Previously, Janet served as the Director of Industry Policy for the White House Climate Change Task Force and as a Special Assistant to the Secretary at the Department of Energy. She also worked at the Northern States Power Company (now part of Xcel Energy) as a manager and an engineer.

Janet serves on the board of VNF Solutions.

  • Experience
    • Provides strategic counsel to clean tech companies in renewable energy and advanced controls.
    • Provides environmental counsel to utility trade association.
    • Developed numerous successful applications for federal funding assistance in clean tech, advanced fossil fuels, and renewables projects.
    • Provided analyses for basis of successful challenge to EPA rules on distribution of emission allowances.
    • Developed successful submissions for multi-million dollar tax credits for efficient manufacturing.
    • Negotiated consent decree to settle notice of violation (NOV) of air quality regulations.
  • Professional Affiliations

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers

  • Awards & Honors
  • Government Service

    White House Climate Change Task Force

    Director of Industry Policy, 1998-2001

    U.S. Department of Energy

    Special Assistant to the Secretary, 1994-1998

  • News & Presentations
  • Thought Leadership


University of Minnesota B.M.E., 1982