News Release: NREL Seeks Leaders for National Executive Energy Academy

Dec. 12, 2013 | By David Glickson | Contact media relations

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is accepting applications for its 2014 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL’s Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a 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 - 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.

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 two-day or three-day sessions completed May through September.

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

“Industry, academia and government rely on leaders with vision and drive to make the transition to a sustainable, secure, energy future,” 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.”

Participants are selected from a national pool of candidates. Representatives from 185 industry, government, and non-profit organizations have completed the program since 2007.

Apply online for 2014 at Leadership Program and Leadership Institute or via fax or mail. The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

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.