NREL To Educate Executives On Clean Energy

Government, community and business leaders across the country have an opportunity to get smart on renewable energy through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory‘s (NREL’s) Executive Energy Leadership Program (“Energy Execs”), which has announced that it is now accepting applicants for 2011.

The program seeks to educate public- and private-sector decision-makers with a non-technical approach to clean energy options for their organizations, offering participants an in-depth look at renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and applications. Briefings by NREL technology experts, research laboratory tours, and visits to field applications are all part of the experience.

Energy Execs

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The program consists of five two-day sessions from May through September of this year, over the course of which participants will undertake a individual project related to energy efficiency/renewable energy which could be implemented by their organization. At the end of the course,  each participant will be expected to present this project to the class.

Energy Execs is open to executive decision-makers with the ability to influence energy strategies in their organization or community who can commit to all course dates. Program alumni from last year include representatives from Cisco, the City of Aspen, and the Dairy Farmers of America, among others. More information and application forms are available online.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.