See our news below on upcoming events and we look forward to seeing you there. We also have posted our 2018 Year-End Review.
Innovative Clean Energy Project Financing: January 24, 2019
Innovative Clean Energy Project Financing
Thursday, January 24, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Good News: Technical solutions to solve climate change are being developed everyday!
Bad News: Sometimes that's just not enough...

To implement the technical solutions brilliant people across the world are developing to transition to a clean economy we need better financing systems to deploy them.

That's where our Innovative Clean Energy Project Financing event comes in! Join us January 24, at the 5th annual event hosted by Leaders in Energy(LE) /Potential Energy DC (PEDC) at the Clarendon Presbyterian Church. LE and PEDC will be bringing together the dream team of innovative energy project financing for a panel focused on financing clean energy.

Panelists will be covering innovations such as hands-on experience with the first Maryland C-PACE project to include renewables, the latest on the new DC Green Bank as well as Opportunity Zones across the region, and large asset financing. Esteemed panelists will be announced on a rolling basis.

See our current speaker line-up here . Early bird through January 11th. Pizza and beverages included in ticket.
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.  

Participants will learn from representatives from universities in the Washington Metro region and businesses who offer these solutions. They will also hear from women leaders in this field who will provide their perspectives on opportunities in the cleantech industry as well as career advice and tips.

The Extravaganza includes the following three events:

  • Women in Energy and Environmental Leadership (CWEEL) Luncheon Panel on “Career Perspectives in Cleantech from Women Leaders.” (11 am – 1:45 pm);
  • University and Business Showcase – Getting to Net Zero Emissions in Energy, Carbon, Water, and Waste (2:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
  • Networking Reception (6:00 – 8:00 pm). 

NOTE: The Showcase and Networking Reception includes access to the Exhibitors Tables from 2:00 - 8:00 pm.)

Registration includes ALL three events—luncheon career panel, university + business showcase; and the evening reception. Early bird pricing is available thru Thursday, Feb. 7th and there is also student/job seeker discounts.
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 .
What's New On the Blog?
We've posted our 2018 Year in Review, for Leaders in Energy! Take a look at all that we've accomplished this past year by checking out this post.

From clean energy financing, to green jobs and so much more, Leaders in Energy is growing to influence many aspects of the energy and sustainability dynamic. See what you've helped build and gear up for even more in 2019!

This article was produced by our very own Director of Communications Miriam Aczel.

Janine Finnell
Executive Director