MIL-OSI USA: News Release: NREL Names 2024 Executive Energy Leadership Program Participants

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Source: US National Renewable Energy Laboratory


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 18 leaders to participate in its 2024 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs). The program curriculum is designed to assist nontechnical decision makers from government, corporate, nonprofit, and urban/rural communities as they work to implement renewable energy policies in their respective communities.

From research to deployment, NREL’s mission-driven work is leading the clean energy transition. To secure our vision for the future, NREL set goals to address three primary threats facing humanity: climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss. The four-month program offers executive decision makers an opportunity to learn about advanced energy technologies and analytical tools directly from NREL’s most prominent researchers, engineers, and professionals. The Energy Execs participants will visit NREL campuses in Boulder and Golden, Colorado, to explore the latest developments within the advanced energy space.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will work in groups and demonstrate what they have learned by presenting a feasible innovative energy project relevant to their organization or community.

Since its inception in 2007, more than 370 representatives of industry, government, and nonprofit organizations have completed the Energy Execs program.

For more information, visit the Energy Execs website.

Editors please note: A complete list of the 2024 Energy Execs participants follows:

  • Aaron Ray, Colorado Department of Natural Resources (Colorado)
  • Adair Andre, Colorado Energy Office (Colorado)
  • Casey Kelly, ClearPath (Washington, D.C.)
  • David Carmena, Black Farmers’ Collaborative Inc. / Carmena Enterprises Inc. (Florida)
  • Elizabeth Tonelero, Department of Defense (Washington, D.C.)
  • Forrest Decker, USDA Forest Service (Georgia)
  • Grant Jones, Environmental Protection Agency (Washington, D.C.)
  • Jason Sorter, Geothermal Rising (Texas)
  • Jennifer Taylor, Enel North America (Nevada)
  • Jonathan Pierson, Appalachian State University (North Carolina)
  • Judy Brocato, Oracle (Colorado)
  • Julia Masters, Colorado Resiliency Office, State of Colorado (Colorado)
  • Kate Zettl, UPMC Center for Sustainability (Pennsylvania)
  • Michael Rovito, Alaska Power Association (Alaska)
  • Mike Foote, Foote Environmental Law & Policy (Colorado)
  • Monica Mota, HORNE (Puerto Rico)
  • Omar Muneeruddin, National Grid Ventures (Massachusetts)
  • Sarah Talkington, City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (Texas)

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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