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The C3E Awards are geared toward mid-career women – who typically have 10-15 years of professional experience, including a focus on clean energy. Download the printable flyer (pdf).

Nominations are invited for outstanding work in the following categories, which have been revised and updated for 2014:

  • Research Leadership: This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of scientists and researchers working at universities, national labs, or in industry who have developed and advanced innovative clean energy technologies that have demonstrable impact.
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership: This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of entrepreneurs who have developed and demonstrated innovative clean energy technologies or business models that have the potential to drive market transformation toward clean energy.
  • Law and Finance Leadership: This category recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of lawyers and finance professionals or academics at professional schools who have enabled or advanced the development and deployment of innovative clean tech financing solutions.
  • Business Leadership: This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of leaders within private entities of any size, ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. Strong candidates will have accelerated or expanded the adoption of energy efficiency or renewable energy within their own business footprints or portfolios.
  • Government Leadership: This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of local, state, or federal government employees (e.g., civil servants, regulators, or elected officials) who have advanced policies, regulations, or incentives to support the development, deployment, and diffusion of clean energy.
  • Advocacy Leadership: This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of clean energy advocates, working as individuals or through non-governmental organizations, who have driven greater uptake of clean energy policies and technologies in society.
  • International Leadership: This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of those who have worked to develop and diffuse clean energy products and services in emerging economies toward the Sustainable Energy for All goals of increasing access, promoting efficiency, and expanding renewable generation around the world.
  • Education Leadership: This award recognizes the outstanding leadership and extraordinary achievements of teachers or instructors, including those who teach STEM subjects, who have helped to increase energy literacy, with a focus on teaching at the K-12, undergraduate, or graduate levels.