The Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI) was started in Washington D.C. in 2013 with the conviction that solving complex global energy and climate challenges requires a workforce that is powered by diverse and effective leaders. Climate change is an existential threat to humanity, and our generation will be on the front lines for some of the worst consequences. Technological innovation, financial creativity, and increasing public engagement present a unique window for solving complex global energy and climate challenges. But we need young professionals entering the workforce equipped with new tools and expertise to capitalize on these trends and lead the transition to a global clean energy economy. CELI’s Fellowship Program provides early-career professionals with interdisciplinary educational training, leadership development, and a supportive professional community. Since 2013, CELI has trained over 300 young professionals across government, nonprofit, and private sector organizations.
In March 2017, CELI expanded its operations to the San Francisco Bay Area. I became a fellow with CELI this fall and the experience has been invaluable to me. Your support will help provide us with funding to increase our impact throughout the clean energy sector, and expand our resources and areas of influence to support a greater number of emerging energy professionals.