Advancing Clean Energy & Sustainable Solutions
Next Week!!!
Innovative Clean Financing Event
Our Financing Clean Energy Event is set for Jan. 24th and you won't want to miss it! Our two panels will cover how clean energy projects are financed and where you can find sources of funding for your next project.

Moderator: Dave McCarthy, Executive Director of Potential Energy DC
  • Peter Drown, Strategy and Business Development at Recurrent Innovative Solutions
  • Lizzie Crystal, Property Manager at Artemis Properties
  • Scott Dicke, SRS' C-PACE Program Director
  • Mark J. Riedy, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Energy, Project Finance & Clean Technologies Practice

Moderator: Janine Finnell, Executive Director, Leaders in Energy
  • Adler Prioly, Director, Clean Energy Finance, The Reinvestment Fund
  • Jay Wilson, Program Manager, DC Department of Energy and Environment
  • Musa Asad, Managing Director & Founder, BGB Investment Partners
The Green Corps Wants You!!!
The Green Corps trains organizers, provides support for critical environmental campaigns, and fills the ranks of activists to fight for the climate. These paid fellowships provide training, hands-on campaign experience, and the chance to build a broad and diverse network throughout the environmental community.

If you've ever been interested in taking on a more proactive role in protecting our environment this fellowship might just be for you! The deadline for applying is Feb. 2nd and more information can be found by clicking the button below.
The Association of Energy Engineers- National Capital Chapter (AEE NCC) and Leaders in Energy (LE) will conduct its  5th annual Energy & Sustainability Extravaganza  at The George Washington University on Friday, February 15th, from 11 am – 8 pm.

Our theme this year is  “Getting to Net Zero Emissions in Energy, Carbon, Water, and Waste.”  This event will highlight innovative concepts, technologies, policies, products, and services in the university and business communities which are advancing ways to utilize clean energy, achieve zero waste, and use water efficiently. 
We also have a number of sponsorship opportunities for businesses and other organizations to participate in our Showcase Exhibit and provide refreshments during our three events. See more information below.
Circular Economy Working Group Meeting, January 30, 2019
The January meeting of the Leaders in Energy Circular Economy Working Group will be held on  Wednesday, January 30th from 6:00-8:00 pm  at George Washington University, Science and Engineering Hall in room 2000. 

The theme is  From Micro To Macro : This month's meeting will begin with a presentation from Ben Pitler from   ReGift, Reuse, Recycle  on seasonal circularity (bring your holiday recyclables if you haven't already disposed of them). Then we will get a report on the circular economy and the UN Climate Report from Michael McLay. We will then spend the rest of the meeting focusing on new CE concepts for the region. 

6:00-6:05 Chair's Introduction
6:05-6:15 Micro: ReGift Reuse Recycle
6:15-6:30 Macro: CE and Climate
6:30-7:00 Round Robin Introductions and Projects
7:00-8:00 Breakout Work-shopping

Please RSVP to if you are attending for the first time.

See more information on our Circular Economy Working Group   here .
Be a Leader with LEED Training
Looking to develop new skills as an energy leader for a new year's resolution? Look no further! Leading Green will be holding a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) training session at Georgetown University on Feb. 7th.

LEED certified associates are the only professionals certified to grade and score the efficiency and environmental aspects of buildings. With nearly 40% of all GHG emissions coming from buildings, we can't have too many people trained to review and critique the environmental impacts of our built environments!

See more info and a link to register for the training below:

WHEN - February 7, 2019
TIME - 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
WHERE - Georgetown University – White – Gravenor Hall – Room 201B
See our latest articles below!

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First the plow, now the drone! See what tech changes are taking place on the farm.

More water is being used to procure natural gas through 'fracking'. Learn more about the results of this study from Duke University and how this will affect the environment.

Would you like to write an article for us on a topic of interest? If so, reach out to Miriam Aczel, LE Director of Communications, at
Learn More About Leaders in Energy
Leaders in Energy is a community of engaged leaders advancing solutions for a sustainable energy system, economy, and world. We are a not-for-profit organization based in Washington with a worldwide membership.

Our programs connect a diverse set of mutually-dependent stakeholders who are knowledgeable and passionate about contributing to the development of sustainable and environmentally responsible communities.   For example, we help to connect green job seekers with employers; business suppliers to markets, investors with innovators, and convene multi-generational leaders to create a more resilient planet. 

You can learn more about Leaders in Energy here .
Janine Finnell
Executive Director
Leaders in Energy

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