Taylor Allred, MPA
Hailing from Charleston, SC, Taylor brings more than 15 years of experience in energy policy, finance, and data analytics. Taylor began his career as an energy analyst while working for data vendor SNL Financial, where he was quickly promoted to head the energy-sector modeling group. He authored various reports focused on analyzing financial and operating data from electric and gas utilities in the United States, as well as companies involved in fossil fuel production and transportation. Taylor was promoted again to fill an opening at SNL-subsidiary Regulatory Research Associates, where he took charge of issuing investor guidance based on his analysis of state-level energy policy and utility regulatory proceedings in the Mid-Atlantic. Next, Taylor leveraged his energy policy experience as an advocate at Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, where he worked to advance electric utilities’ investments in energy efficiency programs, renewable energy, and electric vehicle infrastructure across the Southeast.
Taylor has also served as a contractor and board member for several faith-based environmental advocacy organizations in the Southeast, including state affiliates of Interfaith Power & Light. In addition, Taylor built South Carolina’s first resilience policy database while working at the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium, and he also gained valuable experience in climate data analytics at the State Climatology Office division of the S.C. Department of Natural Resources.
Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, with a major in history and a minor in economics, as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from the College of Charleston. In addition to his work as an energy analyst, Taylor enjoys teaching private music lessons on the weekends.