The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 20 national leaders to participate in its 2010 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), a premier leadership program focused on educating business, community and government leaders about clean energy solutions.
The 5-month program gives executive decision-makers throughout the United States an in-depth look at renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. Briefings by NREL technology experts, research laboratory tours and visits to field applications are part of the classroom experience.
“It’s imperative that decision-makers work at the local level to demonstrate leadership for the nation as we address the clean energy economy. NREL is dedicated to preparing national leaders to serve as change-agents, leading the clean energy future,” said NREL Director Dr. Dan E. Arvizu.
At the conclusion of the program, participants present a viable project on a clean energy application.
This is the fourth year for the Energy Execs program and the launch of national participation. Since its inception, more than 60 Colorado representatives of industry, local government and non-profit organizations completed the class. For more information, visit http://www.nrel.gov/energyexecs/.
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy's primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.
2010 Executive Energy Leadership Program Participants
Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
Li Han Chan
Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
Apollo Group/University of Phoenix
City of Aspen
Delta Montrose Electric Association
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Office of U.S. Senator Michael Bennet
City of Lone Tree
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
CB Richard Ellis
HSH Nordbank, AG
Renewable World Foundation
Lt. Col. Brian Stevens
Texas Army National Guard