Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Awards Nominations Open

Nominate an outstanding mid-career woman for leadership in clean energy

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014 C3E Awards, which will honor the achievements of mid-career women working in clean energy.

C3E Awards nominees will be evaluated on their clean energy leadership qualities and accomplishments, which should be sufficient to merit national recognition. The winners will be announced at the third annual C3E Symposium in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on 16–17 September 2014 and receive an $8,000 award through the MIT Energy Initiative. Previous C3E Awards winners include Milo Werner, the Senior Manager of New Product Introduction for Tesla Motors; Kirstin Gunderson, a Senior Manager for Walmart's Energy Team; and Erica Mackie, CEO and Co-Founder of GRID Alternatives.

One C3E Award will be made in each of the following eight categories:

  • Research leadership
  • Entrepreneurial leadership
  • Law and finance leadership
  • Business leadership
  • Government leadership
  • Advocacy leadership
  • International leadership
  • Education leadership

Employers, universities, professional societies, membership organizations, associations, community groups, individuals, and other sponsors are invited to nominate women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in these areas. C3E Awards nominations will be accepted through 15 May 2014 at View a flyer describing the 2014 C3E Awards opportunity.

This year's C3E Symposium, Urban Strategies for a New Energy Future, will include a poster competition for graduate students on the same theme. Coordinated by the MIT Energy Initiative, the poster competition will award $2,500 prizes to two students with outstanding academic achievements.

About C3E, the Clean Energy Ministerial, and the MIT Energy Initiative
Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) that works to advance women's leadership and participation in the field of clean energy. The CEM is a high-level global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy. The U.S. C3E program is executed through collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI). MITEI is a platform for highly focused energy-related activity at MIT, which includes research, education, campus energy management, and outreach programs that cover all areas of energy supply and demand, security, and environmental impact.

Media Contact: Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat, Clean Energy Ministerial Secretariat, +1 202-586-4131,

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