Leaders in Energy recently reached quite a significant milestone - over 3,000 members in the Leaders in Energy Research, Communications, Policies & Analysis LinkedIn group!

Ida Namur with AECOM
Whenever this happens, we like to shine the spotlight on our members to show the diversity of talents and backgrounds that are joining our group. Some join virtually from wherever they are located around the world. Others attend our monthly networking events in the Washington, DC area. 

Please join us in welcoming Ida Namur, DC Metro Power & Energy Market Sector Leader, AECOM.  Namur shared some thoughts with us about her professional interests and background which you can read about in our blog article here or in our Resource Corner below.

The CE Working Group enjoyed a great space for meeting at the Made in DC store with tasty food and beverages near Dupont Circle.  The store provides a convenient one-stop shopping venue for products made by local artisans.

The Circular Economy (CE) Working Group met at the Made in DC store last week. Thanks to those who attended and for sharing your thoughts.  We heard from Amy Bachman, Director of Procurement and Sustainability, at DC Central Kitchen about their gleaning (harvesting produce that would otherwise go to waste) and other activities.  Working group member, Gaby Seltzer, provided us with a circular economy discussion topic for us to discuss at our April meeting.  See further details here.

We set a tentative date for the week of April 16 for our next CE Working group meeting. If you have ideas for venue space for our meetings or can host one of our working group meetings, please email us at info@leadersinenergy.org. 

NCAC-USAEE Technical Tour participants at the Longview Power Plant. 

Executive Director, Janine Finnell, (shown in pink jacket) participated in a Technical Tour of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the Longview Power Plant with other energy professionals.  The tour was conducted by the National Capital Area Chapter of the US Energy Economics Association (NCAC-USAEE) to Morgantown, West Virginia. 

Finnell's LinkedIn Pulse article highlights the research taking place at NETL to help fossil fuels reduce their carbon footprint through more efficient combustion and carbon capture technologies. For those who may be interested, NCAC will conduct its annual conference on April 12th at the George Washington University (see details in the Other Events of Interest section). 

We also posted a number of new articles from our Extravaganza at the University of Maryland. Check them out in our Resource Corner. 

See more below on our upcoming events.
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Events Schedule 

--April 26th, we will participate in the Northern Virginia Community College's Annual Green Festival  at its Annandale Campus (in Fairfax, VA) scheduled for April 26th, 2018.  This year's theme is "Towards Environmental Resilience in a Changing World".  See more here .
--June 8th, 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Green Leadership Retreat (in recognition of the United Nation's World Environment Day), focused on several Sustainable Development Goals including #7 on clean energy, #8 on decent work, and #9 on resilient infrastructure. Potomac Overlook Regional Park. Arlington, VA (See more information below)
--August 16th, 5th Annual Green Jobs Forum
--October 18th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, The Utility of the Future (with Resilient Virginia)
--November 30th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, 5th Annual Four Generations Awards and Holiday Event 





Save the Date!

Green Leadership Retreat
Friday, June 8 from 1- 5 pm
Potomac Overlook Regional Park,
2845 Marcey Rd, Arlington, VA 22207
Co-hosted by Leaders in Energy and Waterford, Inc.'s 
Leadership Nature Center

In recognition of the United Nation's World Environment Day taking place in June, this half-day program will provide experiential activities designed to spark innovative ideas, build your network with fellow leaders, and further your green leadership development.

Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 7, 8, and 9 as a framework, we will explore what is needed in the world and how we - as individual and community leaders - can step forward to "Be the Change."

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

The Green Leadership Retreat will provide you with insights, skills, and connections for making a positive green impact in our world.

Join us for an afternoon of inspiration and action with fellow Green Leaders. 
This retreat is for individual leaders seeking to gain inspiration and connection with ourselves and others and further develop their leadership skills.

Registration details to be forthcoming.
Green Jobs Corner

  •  Leaders in Energy Partnership with Green Jobs Network: Post a job opening on the US-wide Green Jobs Network and receive a $20 discount by using a Leaders in Energy code. This also helps our organization to sustain its work. Learn more here and apply code: leaders2018  This unique code is available until December 31, 2018.
NOTE: Is your company hiring?   Advertise your positions in our Leaders in Energy Green Jobs Corner. Contact John Gaffigan at  jgaffigan@leadersinenergy.org

Other Events of Interest

Association of Energy Engineers,  Off Shore Wind Update, 
George Mason University - Lecture Hall (Building 34 on GMU campus map) - Room,  Friday, March 23, 2018.  Additional details at aeencc.org.

National Capital Area Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE), 22nd Annual Conference - Energy Technologies and Innovations: A Disturbance in the [Market] Force, April 12, 2018; 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM, The George Washington University, The Marvin Center, 3rd fl., Continental Ballroom, 800 21st St., NW.  Additional details here

Leaders in Energy is Building a Global Action Network


We are building a global action network to advance clean energy and sustainable solutions. Learn more here and in our 2017 Year in Review.
If you are interested in learning more about Leaders in Energy and our activities, please feel free to join us via our mailing list.  Our membership is currently free. You may also wish to join us on social media, particularly our LinkedIn group known as Leaders in Energy Research, Communications, Policies & Analysis (LERCPA) which is a lively forum with 3000 members around the DC area, US, and globe exchanging information on clean energy and sustainability topics.  You can easily join our LinkedIn group via the social media icon on our website.

You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter .

If you have been attending our events and like our content, consider reaching out and inviting interested colleagues to join us.  Increasing the number of people in our network enhances its value for everyone to find clean energy and sustainability solutions by connecting with others on projects, jobs, developing working groups, etc. 
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Resource Corner
See articles on our past event topics including the circular economy, green jobs, sustainable facilities, clean energy finance, and more at our  Blog  and  Event Archive .  

Recent articles include the following:

Here you can find our one-stop shop for materials from Leaders in Energy monthly events, including announcements, recaps, and related articles. If you would like to contribute to our events or have a great idea for an article, check out how you can get involved as a member, volunteer, or sponsor  and see the  2018 list of events .

Blog article ideas can be submitted to thigh@leadersinenergy.org.


At Leaders in Energy, we are focused on building a global action network to advance clean energy and sustainable solutions. We are connecting people in the U.S. and around the world who are passionate about clean energy and sustainability in over 100 countries. 

We are seeking transformative change for a better world through collective action and leadership.   We have worked to forge consensus and convene experts on sustainable energy systems, such as microgrids, to reduce greenhouse gases and take actions to move from a throwaway society to a circular economy. 

Leaders in Energy connects people through our website, LinkedIn group, and other social media, as well as our face-to-face events. We also connect job seekers with hiring managers and help those seeking solutions to link with vendors providing a variety of sustainability solutions.

We appreciate your support and attendance at our thought leadership, educational, and professional networking events on clean energy and sustainability topics.  We believe that our organization is playing an important role in building the capacity for positive change and action by convening professionals who are working to make a difference.  

Sincerely, 


Janine A. Finnell
Executive Director 
Leaders In Energy



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