News Release: NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Academy

Feb. 13, 2012

Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) 2012 Executive Energy Leadership Academy (Energy Execs). Energy Execs is a leadership program focused on educating business, community, and government leaders about clean energy solutions through energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.

The two Energy Execs learning opportunities are 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.

“NREL plays an important role in engaging a cross-section of industry and community leaders in transforming our energy systems,” NREL Director Dan Arvizu said. “It’s a critical time in the United States and globally to accelerate understanding about the opportunities and challenges of market-viable energy solutions for secure, clean electricity, and fuel.”

Representatives from 120 industry, government, and non-profit organizations have completed the program since 2007. Participants are selected from a national pool of candidates.

Apply online for the 2012 Leadership Program and Leadership Institute or via fax or mail. The application deadline is March 30, 2012.

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