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News Release NR-0913

NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy

January 30, 2013

Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL’s Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a leadership program for non-technical decision-makers throughout the country to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools and financing. Leaders in government, communities, non-profits and the private sector are eligible.

There are two Energy Execs learning opportunities, including the Leadership Program and the Leadership Institute. Both programs are designed to provide executive decision-makers with information and tools to guide their organizations and communities in energy-related planning.

“Private industry, higher education and government rely on leaders with vision and drive to make the transition to sustainable, secure, clean electricity and fuel,” NREL Director Dan Arvizu said. “NREL’s Energy Execs programs play an important role in bringing those leaders together to learn about what is possible and to strategize about market-viable solutions.”

Representatives from 150 industry, government, and non-profit organizations have completed the program since 2007. Participants are selected from a national pool of candidates.

Candidates can apply for one of two programs. NREL’s Leadership Program is a traditional, comprehensive program for executives with an interest in an in-depth exploration of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, applications, and issues. It requires travel to Golden, Colo., and attendance once a month for five months. It includes five three-day sessions completed May through September.

NREL’s Leadership Institute is a shorter, condensed program that includes one three-day workshop session in May.

Learn more about Energy Execs and apply online at NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy. The application deadline is March 8, 2013.

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.

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