Barb Neary is a Principal Energy Transition Team member based in Colorado with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental permitting and planning in the energy sector, specializing in wind and solar energy. She brings a varied background managing projects and programs associated with renewable energy to the broader scope of integrating renewables into Energy Transition.
Barb helps clients with the development, construction and operations of commercial scale wind energy projects throughout the country. She is a trusted client advisor and assists owner/operators on their wind and solar asset portfolios, including development of corporate policies and procedures, due diligence reviews, risk assessment, acquisition of federal, state and local environmental permits and clearances, and compliance with agency guidance including managing respective wildlife field studies. She has prepared studies to evaluate various types of renewable energy that might be feasible at large industrial facilities as they contemplate changes to future operation. She has applied her experience representing thousands of megawatts of wind and solar energy production in the United States and has assisted in developing feasibility studies to evaluate renewable energy options for large industrial operations.
To advance the state of the practice, Barb is applying the experience gained in commercial scale wind and solar into the broader context of Energy Transition. As private, public, and government sectors evaluate how to reduce their carbon footprint, become more energy efficient and reduce air emissions, renewable energy options may become effective options from a financial and business sustainability perspective. She will work with other members of the Energy Transition Team to provide full-service options for clients considering their next steps toward a lower carbon operation, and to move selected projects forward to completion.